Time to take sugary boxed cereals off your morning kitchen playlist; instead, rise and dine on this fetching bowl of good nutrition. The beet purée is deliciously sweet and pairs perfectly with velvety Greek yogurt and crunchy skillet muesli.
Roasting beets in the oven heightens their natural sweetness, making it an ideal way to prepare them for this purée. Alternatively, however, you can place beets in a steamer basket set over 2 in (5 cm) of water and steam until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Place beets on baking sheet and toss with oil. Roast until tender, stirring once, about 35 minutes. Let beets cool.
Place cooked beets in blender container along with coconut milk, lime juice, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey, mint (if using), ginger, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, and salt; blend until smooth. Chill mixture until needed.
To make muesli, heat coconut oil and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey in skillet over medium heat until liquefied. Add rolled oats or quinoa flakes, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to skillet. Heat until grains are toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Spread mixture on baking sheet or cutting board to cool.
To serve, place about 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt in each serving bowl and stir in some beet pureu0301e. Top with muesli mixture and cacao nibs if desired.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
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