Winter is here and it's even more important to eat well to keep our immune systems strong during these cold months. It is easy to fall into bad habits, filling up on stodgy comfort foods instead of the healthier options our bodies really need.
Our recipe this month features delicious sweet potatoes coupled with super greens, kale, spinach or bok choy. It's fast and easy to prepare, and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
* 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, diced and steamed (you can substitute with any type of squash or pumpkin if you prefer)
* Medium bunch of kale, bok choy or spinach
* Broccoli florets
* Fresh grated ginger
* 1-2 cloves garlic
* Fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon tahini
* Fresh coriander leaf (cilantro)
* Salt and pepper
Remove the sweet potatoes from steamer basket and place in a medium-sized bowl. Add the greens, ginger and garlic to the remaining steaming water from the sweet potatoes (there should just be a few millimetres of water left in your pot) and cook them lightly, then remove from heat. Now add the already-steamed sweet potatoes, lemon juice, tahini, salt and coriander. Mix it all up well and enjoy. As with all of our recipes, we encourage you to mix and match! If you don't like sweet potatoes, use squash or regular potatoes. If fresh coriander is not for you, then try fresh dill or basil instead. The possibilities for making tasty food to your liking are always endless!!
This can be served as a side dish or you can try adding some diced avocado, marinated tofu or pumpkin seeds to make a really satisfying main dish.
This recipe comes from our friends at Jiva Healing Rejuvenating Retreats. You can find out more about them through their website. JivaHealing.com