Nature got it right with purple food – delicious and wonderfully good for you. Full of antioxidants with amazing anti-inflammatory and other health benefits, there really isn’t anything not to like about them.
Purple foods have nutrients that just aren’t found in many other fruits and veggies, so next time you’re sitting down to ‘eat the rainbow’ you might want to add some for those wonderful health benefits we discussed last week. For now though, we’ve made it a little easier for you! Some of the cleverest wellness experts in the land have given us their favorite purple-inspired recipes for you to try. Time to pump up the purple!
Berry Delicious ‘Ice-Cream’ with Macadamia Crunch
Berries have the ability to make every dish look super special with very little effort. I mean, look at this Berry ‘Ice-cream’! Five minutes to make and probably less time to devour. You’ll find the recipe (by Yours Truly) here.
Easy Grilled Pork Cutlets & Hazelnut Red Cabbage Slaw
This super simple slaw recipe is from the very lovely Irena of Eat Drink Paleo. It’s one of her go-to dinners and it might well become one of yours too.
Quick Red Cabbage with Cranberries, Almonds & Goat’s Cheese
Did someone say quick? Anything that is easy to make and super nutritious always grabs my attention. You won’t go wrong with this amazing recipe from Happy Body Formula.
Anticancer Eastern Dragon Salad (picture top of page)
Dragons have superpowers and so does this Eastern Dragon Salad courtesy of the very clever Lauren of Ascension Kitchen.
Roast Beetroot, Onion and Macadamia Dip
Look at that colour! Thank you Becomingness for this gorgeous recipe.
Rustic Baba Ganoush
This recipe uses every last bit of eggplant (doesn’t get more wholefood than that!). Thank you Rachael Allanah for your delish Baba Ganoush recipe.
Three simple ingredients makes one powerful smoothie. Thanks to my special friend Zara D’Cotta from Oh My Goodness for this luscious recipe.
Sweet Eggplant & Pumpkin Indian Curry
Warm, aromatic and wonderfully nutritious is how I would describe this. Thank you The Whole Daily – this recipe is a standard in my kitchen.
Blueberry Cheesecake Bliss Balls
I’m fairly certain that if you put a plate of these in front of me, they won’t last long. Thank you Thermo Foodie and the Chef for these snowy delicacies.
Blueberry Pancakes with Tahini Drizzle
Another Oh My Goodness delight. Love the combination of blueberries and tahini! You’ll find this recipe here.
Well, I’ve a feeling that will keep you busy for a little while won’t it! So tell me, what’s your favourite way to up the purple foods in your diet? I dare say we’ve a few berry fans in our midst!