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Super Soup! (Spinach, watercress & pea)

We’re a little addicted to Spinach & Watercress at the moment. They have amazing health benefits, are packed with vitamins & minerals and are delicious!

I made this soup today, to try and use them in a different way. Really simple, fast and yummy… it’s on our winter menu for sure. 🙂

Ingredients: (Perfect amount for two people)

2 x Celery sticks – roughly chopped
1x Garlic clove
100g Spinach
50g Watercress
2 x Cups of frozen Petit Pois
350ml Vegetable Stock (hot)
Fresh ground black pepper Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on 25 October, 2012 in Health & Wellbeing, Recipes & Nutrition, Super Foods

 

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Sunday Lunch

After an easy run in the sun I thought what should we have for lunch? Something not too heave (as we are having Paella for dinner later) but still filling and of course nutritious?
I saw this recipe few days ago but as always I add my personal twist to it.

Enough to feed 2 athletes’-ish:

Ingredients:

2 avocados (ripped at home for 3 days) – cut in big chanks
1 red grapefruit – I only used the flesh without any pith.
1 bag watercress

For the dressing:
1 Lemon – squize the juice
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tsp of English mustard
2 tbsp of Virgin Olive Oil
Pintch Salt and ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together so you get a nice and shine dressing.

I did dressing first, then cut the avocados and put them in the dressing to avoid them going black. Give a good mix. Arrange avocados on a big plate. Cut the grapefruit segments over the avocados (so you get this delicious juice too). Put the watercress on top. Drizzle more dressing over. Ready to serve! Served with German rye bread (or any wholegrain breads you like).

Doesn’t it look delicious?!

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Did you know that if taken weight for weight, watercress contains more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and as much vitamin C as oranges? Clearly this is one of the top super-foods which we all should include in our diets.

Irina

 

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