Superfoods are so named because…
Superfoods…they’re packed with good stuff that our bodies need and not the chemicals, preservatives, saturated fat and sugar that characterises so much modern convenience food.
So, here in the LemonBody kitchen, we’ve been getting in touch with our sandal wearing, organic lentil side and created a fantastic Superfood Salad that’s full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – and will leave you feeling full and (very) self righteous for hours!
So what’s in it?
1 cup uncooked Quinoa, 2 cups Kale, half a Red Onion, 1 cup Pomegranate Seed, quarter cup Lemon Juice, 1 chopped Avocado and 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, Salt to taste.
How’s it made?
First simmer the Quinoa for 15 minutes in 2 cups of water, drain and leave to cool.
Now chop the Avocado and Kale into bite sized chunks and finely chop the Onion. Place in a salad bowl and mix in Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and add a small pinch of salt to taste. Leave for 10 minutes and then mix in the (cool) Quinoa and the Avocado and Pomegranate Seeds and your done! You can eat this immediately or refrigerate and use the next day.
How many servings?
You’ll get 4 main courses and 6 – 8 side dishes.
How many calories?
Just 350 Calories per main serving! This Superfood Salad has lots of fibre, releases its energy slowly, contains good fats and tastes great! Yummy!
How much £££?
If you buy the ingredients at Tesco, you’ll spend about £5 to make these 4 servings. Replace the Pomegranate with Raisins or a medium tin of Peach Slices (drained) and the cost is less than £4, or about £1 for each main serving. Not bad eh?
Captain Felix Deer joined the Army in 1985 and served in a number of Training Officer roles, qualifying as a Unit Fitness Officer in 1986. Since leaving the Army in 1994, Felix has sold property, built houses and flown airliners for a living, but has always maintained his keen interest in Fitness.