Born to be an Exotic Queen

The mango does not only taste wonderfully exotic, it also contains a lot of vitamin A and C, a lot of potassium and some copper. Their strong color tells us that mangoes are rich in carotene. 

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In India mangoes are used to stop bleeding, strengthen the heart and are said to have a positive effect on the brain. Their high iron content makes them valuable for anemia. Unripe mangoes have a slightly laxative effect but ripe mangoes are easy to digest.  They smell sweet and should slightly budge under pressure. Few black spots on the peel indicate that the fruit is very ripe. Mangoes harvested too early are hard, have a shriveled skin and fibrous pulp that tastes very sour and unpleasant. 

Conservation: unripe mangoes ripen at room temperature within a week, especially when kept in a bowl with apples.
Ripe fruit can be stored in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks.

Mango stimulates the entire metabolism and is therefore an indispensable part of a healthy diet.

 

BBQ-Season: Clean and Healthy “Ketchup”

This is a must have during the barbecue season: Our basic recipe for clean ketchup ensures healthy enjoyment!

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Ingredients for 1 serving:
1 ripe tomato
4 dried tomato preserved in oil
5 black olives
30 ml olive oil
1 TBsp dark balsamic vinegar
Spices and Herbs to taste, e.g., sea salt, ground black or white pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary.

Preparation:
Wash and dry the tomato, remove the stalk and cut into small pieces. Cut the dried tomatoes and olives into small pieces. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and puree. Season to taste with herbs and spices.

Our perfect condiment and dip for meat and vegetable sticks.

Metabolic Balance Apple-Pancakes

Yummy apple pancakes for breakfast – a recipe for Phase 2 with oil! We saw it on a German Metabolic Balance Website (sorry, couldn’t find the blogger anymore.)

Ingredients:
Apple, some grated fresh ginger
Batter: 2 eggs, some water, 20 grams wholegrain rye flour, 1 tsp coconut oil, further spicing ideas: cinnamon and / or turmeric to taste

Add coconut oil to a slightly heated pan, use table spoon to make small pancake-batter heaps in pan. Fry from one side, turn after you see the outside harden.

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The pancakes really do not need long to brown.

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Enjoy!

Feta: The Worlds Healthiest Cheese Nobody Talks About!

Feta Cheese is so yummy and healthy! But let’s list what DailyHealthPost wrote about it:

  • Great Digestibility!
  • Lots of Protein with a good Biological Value!
  • Healthy Source of Vitamin B6 and Histidine!
  • “Delicious” Source of Vitamin A!
  • Good Source of the essential nutrient Calcium, which is so important for Bone Health!
  • Get more Details in the Daily Health Post (see link above)!

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Image by Susann Wagner from Pixabay

Jan-Philipp Cleuster’s Flower Butter

Herb butter with grilled meat, fish or vegetables is tasty, but boring. Our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters convinces us with his flower butter. Yummy!

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
250 g soft butter
1/2 clove of garlic, chopped finely
a splash of lemon juice
Eatable flower mix, a total of approximately 40 blossoms, chopped coarsely (e.g. begonias, violets, orchids, daisies, snapdragons, rose petals, capuchin blossoms)

Preparation:
Mix the soft butter with the garlic and lemon juice and season to taste with some sea salt. Stir the coarsely chopped flowers into the mixture, place the mixture on a surface lined with plastic wrap and bring the butter into the shape of a roll. Set the roll into the fridge for a short time. Then, cut the butter into slices the width of your index finger and arrange in a bowl.

Metabolic Balance recommends to use butter only in reasonable quantity (max. 10 g).

 

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition

No more deficiency symptoms – better supply of nutrients!

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Fast food, deep-frozen foods, ready meals and pastry products determine everyday life for many people. An optimal supply of all vital vitamins, nutrients and minerals is often neglected – even when the table is set. Whoever eats a healthy diet and prepares his own meals with fresh ingredients will prevent deficiency symptoms optimally.

Find a certified Metabolic Balance Coach to assist you on your journey to the New You right HERE

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Today we are presenting a Treat Meal: a Fresh Yogurt Soup

This fresh yogurt soup fits perfectly into the season and is adaptable:  

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Ingredients:
1 serving yogurt
1 serving vegetables (e.g. carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, celery, …) – the vegetables can be picked from your personal metabolic balance plan.
Spices: sea salt, pepper, curry, paprika, … spice to taste
Herbs: 1 TBsp. chopped herbs, e.g., parsley, dill, garden lovage …
Depending on the Phase you are right now in your nutrition plan, ad 1 TBsp. of healthy oil
Depending on the consistency of the soup, add cold water.

Preparation:
Wash, clean, grate or chop the vegetables
Season to taste, let simmer and mix with yogurt.
Add oil, herbs and water.
Season to taste again, enjoy or put in a cool place.

Tips:
You can use chili, ginger, garlic, and other spices to season the soup.
You could also add some of the fruit, such as grated apple, melon, strawberries, …

Have fun experimenting and enjoy!

Time for Garden Vegetables! Goodies from Your Own Backyard …

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Peas directly from the shrub, carrots from your own garden and the small cucumber along the way – it can’t be tastier!  Why is it that way? Why does the carrot from your own garden taste so much sweeter and more delicious than the freshly bought one from the market?  We asked Mrs. Silvia Bürkle and she explains in depth: This is because this extremely fresh product contains more nutrients and, above all, considerably more flavors. Harvesting, storage and transport cause many vitamins and flavorings to be lost within the shortest time and this has its effect. In addition, the enzymes in the food are still active immediately after harvesting. They break down and alter nutrients, but also contribute to the food “decaying”.  Fresh food that we buy in the supermarket is often already a few days old and has traveled far. In this case the taste suffers. Maybe psychology also plays a role, allowing us to enjoy home-grown vegetables even more. Now is the best time to grow vegetables at home – depending on the type, harvesting season will start soon. We wish all hobby gardeners to enjoy their meal!

 

Roasted Salmon Filet with Zucchini-Carrot-Zoodles

Zoodles are an indispensable part of the health-conscious cuisine. Our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters loves to combine them with fish. This is his recipe for you:

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Preparation time: 12 minutes
Ingredients for 2 persons:
2 spring onions
4 sprigs coriander
1 small red chili pepper
2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 untreated lime
1 tbsp. rapeseed oil or coconut oil
2 salmon filet
1 tsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove

Preparation:

Place 1⁄2 l (17 fl.oz) water in an electric kettle and heat. Rinse spring onions, coriander and chili under running cold water and dab dry with kitchen towel. Pluck coriander leaves from the sprigs and chop coarsely. Remove the dark green and dry ends from the spring onions and cut them diagonally into fine rings.  Remove the seeds from the chili pepper and cut into fine rings. Pour water from the kettle into a small pot and salt generously. Peel the carrots, rinse the zucchini under cold running water, dab dry with kitchen towel, remove both ends and cut into spaghetti form with a spiral cutter or into bite-sized pieces by hand with a knife. Rinse lime under hot running water, dab dry, rub the dark green peel and put aside in a small bowl. Cut the lime in half and press the juice into a medium-sized bowl and add the rape seed (or coconut) oil beating in a thin stream. Add the spring onions, coriander and chili to the dressing. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse salmon filet under running cold water, dab dry with kitchen towel, brush with olive oil on both sides and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. First fry the salmon filet crispy on the skin side for about 2 minutes. Heat the zucchini-carrot-zoodels briefly in a pan and then add to the dressing in the bowl. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Turn the salmon filet and reduce the heat to medium. Press the unpeeled garlic with your hand or the flat side of a knife and add to the salmon in the pan.  Arrange the vegetables in the center of the plate, place the salmon filet on top, skin side up, and garnish with lime peel.

Enjoy!

Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

Today our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters recommends something very special: Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

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Preparation time: 9 minutes
Ingredients for 2:
5 carrots
6 – 8 lamb chops
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs rosemary
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 handful of cherry tomato
1⁄4 l vegetable stock
1 handful of baby spinach, ready to eat

Preparation:
Peel the carrots, remove the ends and cut them lengthwise into bite-sized stripes. Pat the lamb dry with paper towel and place in a medium-sized bowl.  Peel the garlic, cut into fine slices and add to the lamb. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse the rosemary under cold running water, pat dry, pluck the needles from the branches, chop finely and add with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the lamb in the bowl. Season with sea salt and pepper. Rub the lamb with the marinade, place it in the preheated pan and sear it on both sides until it browns evenly.  Then reduce the heat to an intermediate level. Rinse the cherry tomatoes under cold running water, dry with paper towel, cut in halves and place tomato halves and carrots to the lamb into the pan. Stir well, deglaze with vegetable stock, season with sea salt and pepper to taste, let the liquid boil down a little. Add the baby spinach and leave it to briefly simmer at low heat. Remove the lamb from the pan and let it rest for a short time. Evenly drape the vegetables on plates and arrange the lamb on top of it. Enjoy!