I made two Smoothies
today, one fruity, one veggy. Here they are:
1 melon (peeled and seeds removed)
1 large handful strawberries
I call this one “Pink Champagne”
1 beetroot (small, peeled)
4 sticks celery
Juice all the above and transfer to blender.
Add 2 handfuls spinach
Blend until smooth.
I was craving cooked food today. None of the snacks were satisfying me, so I knew I needed to prepare a “proper” meal. What I really fancied was curry… ooohhh….
Ok, so I haven’t worked out how to make a raw curry yet (brain cogs turning..) but I did find a lovely Chilli
recipe in Naked Chocolate
. I’ve had this book for years and to my shame I’ve never made anything out of it.
Here’s the recipe, slightly adjusted for the ingredients I had available (I’ve halved the quantities for 2 people!)
1 clove garlic
1 large sprig rosemary
1 ripe tomato
1 large sprig basil
3 sun-dried tomatoes
Squeeze of lemon
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Half a red Romano pepper
Chop the garlic and herbs.
Dice the tomatoes, pepper and mushrooms.
Chop the olives into quarters.
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and chop roughly (I used a hand-held blender and it worked fine.) Mix in the oil.
Leave to stand while you peel the courgettes (I used a potato peeler to get some nice thin strips of skin) and grate the flesh.
Place the sliced peel on the plates, pile some grated courgette on top and add a generous dolop of Chilli con Cacao onto the top.
It was so delicious. Mr H said he found it “energising” – result! =)