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My 3 favourite recipes

green soup, small

 

Some green recipes and something naturally sweet – all yummy and quick to make.

 

Pea and Basil Soup

This one takes no more than 10 minutes to make and gives you a delicious dose of greens.  You can vary the vegetables (by using broccoli or baby spinach), according to taste.

Ingredients

1kg frozen baby peas                                   2 bunches of basil or about one medium

I litre of water                                            colander full of basil leaves

2 -3 cubes of garlic

1 stock cube

Method

Place all ingredients except basil in a large saucepan.

Bring to boil and simmer until peas are cooked (about 5 minutes)

Turn off and let cool a little.  Stir in basil leaves.

Puree in blender.  Serve with a squeeze of lime or swirl of natural yoghurt.

 

 

Green Tahini Dip

Ingredients

2 cups hulled tahini                              4 teaspoons coriander seeds, ground

2 cloves garlic                                       2/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice

2 cups parsley leaves                           3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 ¼ cups water

Method

Place coriander seeds, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and water in a blender and mix until leaves and seeds are blended.  Add tahini and blend for a few minutes until well mixed.

Warning: This is really addictive!  Great non-dairy source of calcium as well.

 

 

Banana Loaf

A great option when you are looking for little something, but still want to make a healthy choice.  It’s gluten- free, dairy free with no added sweetener & it tastes great: light and spicy!

Ingredients

Wet                                                                     Dry

3 ripe bananas                                                  ½ cup buckwheat flour, sifted

2 large eggs                                                         ½ cup almond meal

¼ cup of soy milk (or milk of choice)      1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¼ cup of melted coconut oil                         ½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar                     1 teaspoon: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla essence                             2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Method

Mix wet ingredients and add to dry.

Pour mixture into lined cake tin.

Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

Optional: crumble walnuts on top of cake before baking.