Hooray! It’s May- a new month, and a new beginning. Time to really get our heels dug into spring, and we’re starting the way we mean to go on and enjoying lots of new fresh, organic produce in the kitchen. Want to join us? Here are three little super foods to eat in May. Enjoy!
We can’t get enough of this stuff right now! And since there is only a really short window for asparagus, we demand you go out and buy some straight away! Once picked, it doesn’t last long either, so don’t hang about. Get it on your menu tonight. Asparagus is packed full of powerful antioxidants that will help to neutralise cell damaging free radicals, and it’s been said to be a brain booster too. Some research has also found links between asparagus and the prevention of cancer, and if that wasn’t enough it’s also a great diuretic. So let’s cook!
How to eat it
You don’t need to do much with it. Lightly steamed with a touch of sea salt or butter and you’re away. For an extra treat, use it in place of toasty soldiers with a boiled egg. Delicious!
Purple sprouting broccoli
The health benefits of broccoli have been there for all to see for years and years and by now surely we all must know just how good it is for us, right? Otherwise, our mums would never have spent so long trying to get us to eat it, right? Well, guess what? Mother knows best. Broccoli is loaded with anti-bacterial and immunity boosting benefits and is so high in vitamin C, fibre and folic acid that it literally is a must right now. Purple spouting broccoli is firmly in season now and you might be interested in knowing its also a powerful detoxifier so if your eating plan has been a little haywire lately you could do with some tonight.
How to eat it
Don’t over cook it! Not only will you lose the nutrients but you’ll hamper the taste and texture too. Lightly steam for a few minutes until the stems are tender and you’ve got it. Drizzle with garlic infused olive oil and you’ve got yourself a super delicious and nutritious side dish. Perfect!
Yes, really! They’re in season and they are super good for you too, not to mention delicious. The humble spring onion is packed full of antioxidants and are a great source of vitamin C so they can help to lower high cholesterol and blood pressure which in turn helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, spring onions have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and in some cultures they’re used to combat viral infections, flu, and the common cold!
So, really super! This is our favourite way to enjoy spring onions now that they are at the peak of their season:
Spring onion omelette
Who doesn’t love an omelette? All you need for this one is:
- Half a teaspoon of olive/ coconut oil
- Two Eggs
- One Spring Onion
- 30 grams smoked salmon
- One pinch of black pepper
- One slice of lemon
To make it, simply slice the spring onion, chop up the smoked salmon set to one side. Then whisk the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of black pepper. Then add the spring onion and smoked salmon and combine well before heating up the oil in a frying pan over a medium to low heat. Then simply add the egg mixture, cooking slowly and gently until the top is almost set, before flipping it over and cooking the other side for a minute or two. Serve immediately, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.