Fennel & Citrus Salad

Such a devine mix! Fennel is in season right now and is one of my favourite vegetables - and so versatile! What makes fennel’s properties so wonderful is that it is a great Prebiotic, which means it helps to feed the good Probiotic bacteria …helping to feed the good guys and restore balance and health in the Microbiome. Just as we need to eat, so do Probiotics!

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A decent side salad for 4

2-3 medium sized fennels
3 grapefruits (my favourite) or oranges or a combination of both
Coconut sugar to taste
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 TBSP flat leaf parsley

Method:

Using a Mandolin, slice fennel into very fine slices

De-seed and chop the grapefruit or oranges into segments and slices. Combine and include the juice.

Put all in a serving bowl and cover with the EVOO and parsley. Add in avocado slices, or mint, walnuts ….
Such a simple salad, great with salmon, white fish, steak, a quick lunch salad…

Enjoy!

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

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Serves 1-2
 
1 med carrot cut into pieces
 1 med apple quartered
2 large celery sticks cut into pieces (ensure organic!)
1/2 cucumber cut into pieces
1 Tbsp fine ground flaxseed
 1cm piece fresh ginger, or to taste
 1 Tbsp cashew butter or 1/4 cup raw cashews
1cm fresh turmeric, or 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup filtered water, or a little extra if you like a thinner smoothie
1/2-1 cup ice cubes
Optional: add 1/3 cup of chopped pineapple when in season

Method

Pop all ingredients into a high-speed blender. eg: Vitamix.

Blend at half-speed for a few seconds then increase to high-speed until you reach a smooth and creamy consistency.

Serve. This is a big serving, leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for 1 day.