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Try this! simple sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is an amazing addition to your diet. It has a long shelf life, a distinctive sour flavor, and is rich in probiotics to support your digestive system and immune system.

Fermentation has been used for centuries to preserve seasonal vegetables beyond their standard shelf-life. In addition to preserving the cabbage, the fermentation process also transforms it into something incredibly tasty and gives it additional health benefits — fermented sauerkraut contains a lot of the same healthy probiotics as a bowl of yogurt.

Enjoy this probiotic-rich side dish with all of your favorites! It’s amazing for your digestion.

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Grape and Almond Frappe

grape and almond frappe

Made with almond milk, this drink is dairy-free but it still has a smooth and creamy texture. Almonds are hight in vitamin E, good for healthy skin, hair and nails.

I used green grapes, but you can also use red grape – what ever is in season in your part of the world, just make sure to use seedless grapes.

Grapes contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon

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Fennel and Pine Nut Polpette

Polpette

Polpette is an Italian meatball. In this recipe the meat has been replaced with roasted fennel and pine nuts – a most moorish combination of ingredients.

Fennel is highly prized for its licorice-like flavor and the myriad of health benefits it provides, and has been used in natural remedies since ancient times. The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in fennel all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Pine nuts (despite their name) are actually not nuts, but an edible, nutrient-dense seeds that can replenish, revitalize, and rejuvenate the body. Whether you’re on a diet, want to reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, or simply want to add a crunchy texture to your meals, enjoying a handful of these seeds per day may increase your longevity.

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Green Detox Bowl

Detox greens

Green veggies are chock-a-block full of nutrients, are alkalising and help detox the liver. All particularly useful when you live a busy life.

This dish is a great way to use up any left over veggies hiding in the back your fridge – the more green veggies the better. Add any other veggies you like kale, coriander stems or even fennel into this detox bowl for the perfect breakfast or lunch.

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