Friday, 06 January 2017

Recipes: Healthy New You

New year, healthy new you! Try these recipes from Roots Collective to get your health on the right track

Beetroot & Feta Salad Recipe (see above)

Serves 2
Preparation time – 5 mins

Ingredients
½ a bottle (115g) of Roots Collective Sweet Beets
100g of prepared salad leaves: spinach, watercress and rocket
250g quartered ready-cooked beetroot
2 thinly-sliced spring onions
The grated zest of 1 lemon
15ml (1 tablespoon) of lemon juice
100g of cubed feta cheese
25g of pumpkin seeds

Method
1. Pour the Roots Collective Sweet Beets into a large mixing bowl, adding the lemon juice and zest before mixing with a fork.

2. Add the salad leaves, beetroot pieces and spring onions.

3. Gently toss and divide the mixture between 2 large serving dishes.

4. Garnish by sprinkling the feta cheese and pumpkin seeds over the top of the dish and serve immediately.

Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Serves 2
Preparation time – 5 mins

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Ingredients
½ a bottle (115g) of Roots Collective Sweet Beets
1 drained 400g can of chickpeas
30ml (2 tablespoons) of extra virgin olive oil
15ml (1 tablespoon) of tahini paste
½ a teaspoon of cumin
15ml (1 tablespoon) of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh, chopped coriander

Method
1. Place the Roots Collective Sweet Beets, drained chick peas, extra virgin olive oil, tahini paste, cumin and lemon juice in a food processor bowl and blend until smooth. This can also be made simply by mashing with a fork or potato masher.

2. If the mix is a little dry, simply add more Roots Collective Sweet Beets 

3. Garnish with coriander and serve.

Roots Collective's Top Tip
Also delicious served with roasted peppers or grilled lamb and couscous, or with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added texture.

Beets for Breakfast Recipe

Serves 2
Preparation time – 5 mins

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Ingredients
1 bottle (230g) of Roots Collective Sweet Beets
2 peeled and coarsely grated apples
6 tablespoons of rolled porridge oats
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of flaked almonds
2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt to serve

Method
1. Mix the Roots Collective Sweet Beets, grated apples, rolled porridge oats and chia seeds in a large mixing bowl, stirring thoroughly.

2. Top with plain yoghurt and flaked almonds and divide between 2 serving bowls.

Roots Collective Top Tip
Add honey to serve.

Fruit and Nut Quinoa Noodles

Serves 2

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 5 mins

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Ingredients
½ a bottle (115g) of Roots Collective Carrot Zing
15ml of extra virgin olive oil
2 medium, peeled, grated and spiralised fresh carrots
80g of quinoa
50g of quartered ready-to-eat dried apricots
25g of sultanas
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander
1 tablespoon of toasted, flaked almonds

Method
1. Mix the Roots Collective Carrot Zing and olive oil in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add the spiralised carrot, quinoa, dried apricots, sultanas, coriander and flaked almonds to the mixture of noodles and Roots Collective Carrot Zing.
3. Mix well and serve immediately.

Roots Collective Top Tip
Grilled halloumi cheese and chicken make excellent accompaniments for this
dish.

Garden Bowl Recipe

Serves 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

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Ingredients
½ a bottle (115g) of Roots Collective Green Warrior
100g of dried pasta shapes
50g of halved fine, green beans
50g of halved cherry tomatoes
A handful (10g) of ready-washed rocket and/or spinach leaves
50g of grated parmesan cheese

Method
1. Boil a medium-sized saucepan of water.

2. Add the dried pasta shapes, keeping the water at a simmer until the pasta is almost tender. Check the pack for instructions on timings for your particular pasta.

3. Add the fine, green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are tender.

4. Drain off the water and add the Roots Collective Green Warrior, tomatoes, and half the cheese and the rocket/spinach leaves.

5. Toss the mixture well and garnish with the remaining cheese before serving immediately.

Roots Collective's Top Tip
Garnish with basil leaves.

Roots Collective Sweet Potato & Carrot Hot Bowl Recipe

Serves 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 5 to10 mins

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Ingredients
1 bottle (230g) of Roots Collective Carrot Zing
1 large sweet potato that is peeled and roughly chopped into cubes
30ml (1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil
1 200ml can of light coconut milk
1 tablespoon of fresh, chopped coriander

Method
1. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium-sized saucepan and add the sweet potato cubes and cook gently until soft.

2. Add the Roots Collective Carrot Zing and light coconut milk.

3. When the mixture is hot and smooth, serve immediately. Otherwise, blend it using a stick blender until smooth.

4. Garnish with coriander.

See more at www.rootscollective.co.uk


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