Recipe ideas for a healthy lifestyle
Many people are now turning to healthy recipes such as drinks that can be blended or juiced. Online bar and pub suppliers sell fantastic blenders, both for the bar and home, juicers as well as food mixers. If you haven’t tried a smoothie, you just don’t know what you’ve been missing. They are so easy to make especially if you have the right kitchen equipment. Smoothies are also nutritious and a convenient way to replace a meal or just to have as a refreshing snack.
First of all choose your favourite fruit. This could be fresh or frozen. You can also use canned or dried fruit. Just have one fruit or a medley of fruits for example, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, apples, bananas, kiwis, blueberries or pomegranates. Next add liquid. Milk, skimmed or whole, soy milk, nut milk, Greek yogurt, ice cream, sparkling water or fruit juice are ideal. You can also add a little protein powder which will help the smoothie be more filling for you.
Greens like spinach or kale can also be included or for the more adventurous, celery or beetroot. This will make drinks a bit more healthy. If you’ve a bit of a sweet tooth, pop in a little sugar, but just a little or use honey, agave nectar, natural or artificial sweeteners. More flavour needed – vanilla extract, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, almond extract can all be added. Put all the ingredients into a blender, add a few ice cubes and set the blender off on a medium speed. When the consistency looks right, pour the drink into large glasses which you can order from Pattersons, and garnish. Use a sprig of mint, parsley, berries, lemon or lime slice to complete the finishing touch.
If you have a bar or enjoy cooking at home, online bar supply retailers sell easy-to-use electric wet heat soup kettles. A double handled lid carrier ring makes for easy transportation around the kitchen. An electric wet heat soup kettle is the ideal kitchen cooking equipment, just what’s needed for healthy soup recipes. There are plenty of healthy soup recipes to choose from that can be prepared in a soup maker.
How about cream of potato and leek soup? It’s simple to make and can be cooked in just a few minutes in an electric wet heat soup kettle. For the ingredients use peeled and chopped potatoes, leeks, onions including a pinch of salt and pepper. Add one crumbled vegetable stock cube, fresh cream and boiling water, it’s as easy as that. When cooked, why not serve with fresh bread and parsley.
Italian Tortellini soup is also very popular, easy to make and healthy. Ingredients include Italian turkey sausage links, one medium size chopped onion, minced garlic cloves, sodium chicken broth and a can of diced tomatoes. Add a pack of Tortellini cheese, baby spinach, fresh basil and pepper for the perfect soup. Buy an electric wet heat soup kettle soon, great for people on the go.