Winter Wellness Guide
While it’s important to nourish your soul with warm, wintery favourites, Winter is also the perfect time to nourish your body with vitamin-rich, nutrient-packed foods that give you all the benefits, while also being totally delicious.
I’ve put together a little guide that will help you up the goodness without losing the deliciousness, including some of my favourite ingredients and how to use them. Happy reading! D.x.
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What is it? From the same family as cabbage, we’ve come to know kale for its frilly muted green leaves, mild cabbage-like flavour and its superfood qualities. It can be enjoyed in lots of ways – trimmed and chopped into salads, baked into crispy chips or blended into smoothies for a charge of green goodness.
What is it good for? Kale contains an abundance of vitamin A, as well as vitamins C and K. It boasts plenty of antioxidants, plus calcium, iron and folate.
What is it? Perhaps one of the best-loved greens, spinach is super versatile and easy to use. Its dark tender leaves are perfect for sautéing, and the baby leaves, even more delicate, are delicious in salads. Look for crisp, firm bunches that have a fresh, earthy scent.
What is it good for? Packed with vitamins A, B and C, plus iron and antioxidants, a handful of spinach added to a simple salad or smoothie is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of green power.
What are they? Dates are fruits from the date palm tree, and are a delicious source of antioxidants. Naturally sweet, they can be used to replace or reduce refined sugars in sweet recipes, and are great for use in bliss balls or whipped up into a date caramel.
What are they good for? Dates are a great source of fibre, and can greatly benefit your overall digestive health. They also contain polyphenols which can help protect the body from inflammation.
What is it? Tahini is a paste typically made from hulled ground sesame seeds. Used throughout the middle east, it’s bursting with healthy fats and powerful antioxidants. Use it in place of peanut butter in your favourite sweet recipes, or mix with lemon juice, garlic and olive oil for a simple dressing.
What is it good for? Bursting with vitamins, minerals and inflammation-fighting omega-3’s, tahini’s full list of health benefits makes it a nutritional powerhouse.
What are they? Pepitas, or hulled pumpkin seeds, are easy to use and delicate in flavour. Great as salad toppers or as a simple crunchy snack, it’s so easy to build this super-seed into your daily menu.
What are they good for? Pepitas are a mineral powerhouse, packed full of magnesium, zinc and iron. Like nuts, pepitas are also a great source of plant-based healthy fats and protein.
What are they? This ancient seed is well known for it’s superfood qualities. Chia expands in liquid making it perfect for puddings or overnight oats, while also being a great source of crunch atop many sweet or savoury dishes.
What are they good for? Chia seeds are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s. Protein, fibre and antioxidant-rich, sprinkle them in smoothies, on salads or on your breakfast for a quick and easy nutritional upscale.