Coconut Rice

Today, I am going to share with you a recipe for my beloved coconut rice. It is and easy to prepare and cook and it tastes SO SO GOOD!

This coconut rice is full of delicious vegetables that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients such as iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, calcium and potassium. All of which aid in the maintenance of our organs and body, in general.

Here’s the recipe for this rice dish bursting with flavour!

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Vegan Pizza

Today, I am going to give you the recipe to the first pizza I ever made. As I am allergic to dairy, this recipe does not contain cheese on it and is, therefore, a vegan pizza.
This pizza was so good that my non-vegetarian/non-vegan family ate it! Honestly, each time I’ve made pizza, this vegan pizza, it has vanished within seconds! I’m glad my family (including cousins, aunties and uncles) love it!
The health benefits and nutrients in this pizza are mainly found in what you choose to top it off with.
Bon Appétit!

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Maple-Vanilla Chia Pudding

Want to wake up and your breakfast has already been made?

Chia pudding is the answer.

Chia puddings are delicious and packed with proteins and nutrients. All you need to do is put a bunch of “stuff” in a bowl or container of choice, pop them in the fridge and go to bed! By morning, you will have a delicious pudding waiting for you.

Chia seeds contain…

…antioxidants which reduce and prevent the detrimental effects free radicals,

…fibre which aids in bowel movements, the easy passage of stool, reduction in bad cholesterol in the blood and reduction in post-meal blood sugar spikes,

…proteins and essential amino acids which aid in cell regeneration and keeping one full longer,

…calcium and phosphorus which are important for maintaining bone health. Gramme for gramme, chia seeds contain more calcium than dairy products with a percentage per ounce of approximately 15% compared to 2.8%, respectively, of the recommended amount for a person consuming 2,000 calories a day,

...magnesium which aids in reducing and maintaining blood pressure

alongside many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Without further ado, here’s my recipe for a delicious breakfast chia pudding:

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The Best Salad

This is my favourite raw vegan salad. It is fresh, it is sweet, savoury and an explosion of flavours! I am sure you will love it as much as I do!

Its main ingredients are apples and celery which have so many benefits for the body that they have been referred to as “nutritional powerhouses”. Apples and celery are fantastic sources of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They contain magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, sodium, phosphorus, phytonutrients, flavonoids, phthalides, fibre and folate, to name a few.

Magnesium aids in soothing and calming the nervous system which helps one sleep better and feel less stressed.

Potassium and phthalides aid in the relief from stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, et cetera. In addition to this, potassium has been found to speed up the metabolism and enhance muscle strength.

Vitamin A protects the eyes and aids in the maintenance of a good level of vision. It has been found that one large stalk of celery and one large apple contain 5% and 2%, respectively, of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A for a person on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Vitamin C and phytonutrients such as polyphenolic compounds, which are found in apples are powerful antioxidants which boost the body’s immunity and provide protection from damaging effects of free radicals.

B-complex vitamins aid in the maintenance of the nervous system and red blood cells.

The water content and fibre found in apples and celery aid in the easy passage of stool. As stated by the NHS, the fibre alongside butylphthalide found in celery aid in the reduction of bad cholesterol in the blood. According to a study carried out by Chicago University (which was profiled by the New York Times), the amount of butylphthalide found in four stalks of celery can reduce the bad cholesterol found in the blood by up to 7%.

Flavonoids such as luteolin and triterpenoids found in celery and apples, respectively, have remarkable anti-cancer properties especially when it comes to the prevention and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in the pancreas, liver, breasts and colon.

I guess just these two ingredients make this a superfood bowl!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe for my favourite salad:

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