Get these superfoods on your plate and you’ll do your insides will thank you for it.
Eat this: Watermelon
Why: This juicy fruit is an excellent source of lycopene, an antioxidant that fights against cancer.
How: Watermelon Sorbet
Chop up some seedless watermelon and pop it in the freezer. When it’s frozen, pull it out, pour it into a blender with the juice of one lime and 1/3 cup of honey. Blend together until and enjoy!
Eat this: Blueberries
Why: All berries are packed with goodness, including fibre and vitamin C and K. But blueberries are the winner when it comes to comparing the antioxidant power of berries.
How: Blueberry pancakes
Whisk one cup of self-raising flour, one cup of skim milk and and egg together. Toss in half a punnet of blueberries. Fry a dollop of mixture in a little oil until golden brown on each side. Serve with a scoop of vanilla yoghurt and a handful of blueberries.
Eat this: Avocados
Why: They get a bad rap because they’re high in fat, but it’s the healthy kind that easily converted to energy (which means it doesn’t store where we don’t want it to) and it also helps our hearts.
How: Guacamole and pitta bread chips
In a bowl, mash two avocadoes till a chunky paste is formed. Add in four thinly sliced green onions, one finely diced tomato, 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves and the juice of one lime. Mix together. For the pitta chips, roughly tear a slice of pitta bread and toast til crunchy.
Eat this: Seafood
Why: the humble prawn gets a tick for not only being delicious, but for also containing many micronutrients like iron (for energy) and zinc (for healthy teeth, bones and skin). Other types of fish like salmon and tuna are a great source of protein and essential omega-3 fats.
How: Seafood skewers
Make delicious skewers perfect for barbequing from cubed salmon, tuna, prawns and scallops. Serve with a huge salad.
Eat this: Dark chocolate
Why: Because it’s yummy. Oh, and because it’s thought dark chocolate is good for the heart because it may lower blood pressure and lower LDL (read: bad) cholesterol levels.
How: Chocolate strawberries
Chop half a block of dark chocolate up, put it in a bowl and microwave on low until it’s smooth. Then, dip strawberries into the mixture and let cool on baking paper. The sweetness of the strawberries will cut out the bitterness people often associate with dark chocolate.
Eat this: Bananas
Why: Bananas are a very good source of B group vitamins, which are worth their weight in gold when it comes to curing anything mind related – they ease anxiety, cure PMS and boost your energy levels.
How: Banana icecream
Peel a banana and pop it in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. The next day, pull it out, cut it up into little chunks, pour vanilla yoghurt over it and mash the mixture together with a fork. Stick it back in the freezer and, ten minutes later, you’ve got a delicious, healthy ice-cream. Yum!
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