Healthy Tips & Recipes by Gilad

Pre-Workout Shake

by Gilad


Lacking some energy before a workout? Skip the highly processed pre-workouts and supercharge yourself with this number! 
Not only will this sinfully delicious smoothie give you a burst of natural energy, it gives you a punch of protein and some up-and-go before an intense workout session! Complete with electrolytes, protein, energy and a buzz of caffeine to help you go that extra mile! 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 coffee shot 
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao 
  • 2 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk or water 
  • 1 tbsp honey or 1 Medjool date
WHAT TO DO 
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Drink 30 minutes before intending to work out. 

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Coconut & Macadamia Crusted Salmon

by Gilad

 

This delightful and oh-so-delicious dish is brimming with nutrients to heal and seal your gut. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation. Like all seafood, salmon also supplies zinc, which tends to be less well absorbed in people with digestive issues.


INGREDIENTS   serves 2

  • ½ cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 salmon fillets, bones removed
  • 1 lemon
  • Green salad leaves, to serve
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
 

DIRECTIONS 

  1. Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C)
  2. Combine macadamia nuts, coconut and a little salt and pepper in a food processor to form a rustic crumbing mixture.
  3. Beat egg in a small shallow bowl.
  4. Dip salmon fillets in egg mixture before coating thoroughly with the crumbing mixture.
  5. Transfer crumbed fillets onto a lined or greased baking tray. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preferred level of 'doneness'.
  6. Serve salmon with a side of green salad leaves, drizzle of olive oil and wedge of lemon.

by Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com   LINK

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Cauliflower Rice Recipe

by Gilad

Healthy Sides: Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice 
 
 
If you haven't been fully converted to cauliflower rice yet, you need to try our Cilantro & Lime Cauliflower Rice! 

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ head of small cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 1 scallions, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 fresh lime
  • Handful fresh chopped cilantro
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. For the cauliflower rice, roughly chop cauliflower into florets, then place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous.  Don't over process or it will get mushy. 
  2. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. 
  3. Add the cauliflower "rice" to the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl and toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice.
By Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com 

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Foil-Baked Fish

 by Gilad

Here's a simple, healthy, light summer meal!  And there are a number of reasons for the aluminum foil... Foil contains any mess and is easy to discard after eating.

  1. You can bake it in your oven or on an outdoor grill.
  2. You can cook various vegetables right along with the fish.

 

 All you need is:

  • A couple of fillets of your favorite white fish
  • A tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 lemon slices
  • Some green beans and sliced zucchini
  • A few shakes of lemon pepper

Tear off a nice big sheet of aluminum foil. Remember that you will have to wrap up all your fish and vegetables in one secure package. Don't let the liquids leak out because they will keep your fish juicy and succulent. 

Instructions:

  1.  Place the fish on the foil.  (If you like onion you can lay the fish on some onion slices).
  2. Drizzle on the olive oil, squeeze the lemon slices over the fish and place the slices on top. *You can add some vegetables (sliced zucchini and green beans are nice) and shake on some lemon pepper (or your own favorite seasoning).*
  3. Wrap tightly and bake in the oven or on a grill at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve in the foil with perhaps some steamed broccoli and lemon juice.

 You're going to love this delicious healthy summer meal!   

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Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Super Green Kale & Broccoli Pesto

by Gilad

Roasted spaghetti squash makes the best pasta alternative! Try it with our super green kale and broccoli pesto - packed with extra greens to give your body a nice big boost of nutrients! 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Oil for cooking 
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
 
Super Green Kale and Broccoli Pesto
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 4-5 kale leaves 
  • ½ head of broccoli 
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). 
  2. Place spaghetti squash on a lined baking tray and drizzle a little oil over the halves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place face up on lined baking tray and roast in the oven until tender. About 25-45 minutes depending on the size of your squash. You can test it to see if it's ready by scraping the flesh with a fork (it should turn to spaghetti-like strands) 
  4. While squash roasts, prepare the pesto by combining all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more oil if necessary. 
  5. Once squash is roasted, remove from oven and using a fork, scrape out seeds then continue to scrape the flesh to create "noodles". Save the "noodles" in a large bowl. 
  6. In this large bowl, combine the squash "noodles" with the kale and broccoli pesto, top with extra walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes.
By Rachel Maddow    foodmatters.com

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Zucchini, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

by Gilad

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • Zest of one lemon
  • ½ cup honey
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 large zucchini, grated (approx. 1 cup)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C or 356° F.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, walnuts and lemon rind in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate, small mixing bowl, combine the honey, lemon, almond milk and eggs. Whisk gently until everything is well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Gently fold in the grated zucchini.
  6. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
  7. Insert a sharp knife into the center and if the knife comes out clean you will know they are ready.
By Casey Hill  www.foodmatters.com

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Vegetarian Chili

by Gilad 

 
Proof that mid-week dinners don't need to be complicated, packed with ingredients and need numerous pots and pans!
 
INGREDIENTS 
  • 1 fresh chili, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, diced 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 bunch of coriander 
  • Olive oil 
  • 2 peppers, deseeded and chopped 
  • 1 x 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 x 400g black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 bottle Passata  (organic, 100% where possible). 
DIRECTIONS
  1. In food processor, process together the chili, onion, paprika, cumin, garlic, stalks of coriander and 2 tbsp of olive oil. 
  2. Heat pan on medium heat, add in prepared chili paste, peppers, chickpeas and black beans,
  3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and pour in passata. 
  4. Stir well, place lid on and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce slightly thickens. 
  5. Serve with extra coriander and some steamed rice or cauliflower rice. 
By Rachel Morrow  www.foodmatters.com

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Red Velvet Brownies

by Gilad

Beets are a natural red food coloring, which make them perfect for red velvet desserts! One cup of beets contains about 60 calories and 4 grams of fiber. They are a good source of the minerals copper and magnesium and have 148 µg of folate, or 37% of your daily target. Folate is an extremely important vitamin because it plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis. Beets are also fat free. Using beets in these Red Velvet Brownies cuts the fat and increases the fiber content, making them a tasty yet healthy dessert, and the beet flavor is hardly noticeable!

Ingredients 
  • 2 large cooked beets or 1 14-oz. can beets, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. instant espresso powder
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2.  Purée beets in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. You should have 1 cup. Set aside. 
  3. Whisk together butter and sugar in bowl until smooth. Add vanilla, then whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in beets. 
  4. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and espresso powder in separate bowl. Fold flour mixture into beet mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. 
  5. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool, then cut into 16 squares.

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Sweet Beet Muffins Recipe

by Gilad

Do you want to indulge your love ones with a delicious yet healthy treat? You need to try these muffins!  So tasty, and loaded with fruits and vegetables.
Experience the smell of cinnamon and ginger from the freshly baked muffins in your kitchen.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup organic corn starch
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal
  • 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or maple)
  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 big beet, peeled and grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cm (1/2 inch) fresh ginger, grated
 
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 7 listed above). In another bowl mix the eggs with syrup, vanilla, oil and ginger. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
Add the grated beet, apple and stir until combined. Finally add the chopped dates.
Spoon into the muffin molds or loaf pan. 
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Mini Fruit Mince Pies

by Gilad

We've tweaked the classic fruit mince holiday tarts for a much simpler version, with a lot less sugar and no gluten in sight! 

These mini tarts are packed with sour cherries, zesty orange, and those Christmas spices to get your taste buds in the mood for the festive holiday season. What better way to get in the spirit than getting into the kitchen! 

Serves 2

PASTRY INGREDIENTS 

  • 130g (4.5 oz) hazelnut or almond meal 
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1-2 tbsp almond milk 
  • Pinch of sea salt 

FRUIT MINCE INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup sour cherries 
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Zest & juice of orange 
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). 
  2. In food processor, process pastry ingredients. 
  3. Press pastry layer into mini tart tins or silicone moulds. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 min. 
  5. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat sour cherries, maple syrup, zest and juice of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine. 
  6. Remove baked tarts from the oven and allow to slightly cool. 
  7. Spoon fruit mince into tarts when ready to serve

by Rachel Morrow

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