Creamy & Fruity: Avocado-Mango-Feta-Delight

This avocado mango feta combination is a real culinary delight!

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Ingredients:
1 serving sheep’s feta cheese
1 serving vegetables (1/2 avocado, field salad, 2 cocktail tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 portion mango
Spices: 1/2 red chili pepper, pepper from the mill, sea salt, 1 TBsp. olive oil, apple vinegar,
Herbs: 1 TBsp. chopped parsley or coriander

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado and mango into small cubes.
Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash the chili pepper, remove the seeds and chop finely.
Mix parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil to a salad dressing. Put some cheese aside and for your protein appetizer. Mix all other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy your meal!

Easy & Delicious: Grilled Salmon with Bell Pepper Puree

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1 serving salmon fillet
1 bell pepper
Spices: herb salt, pepper, vinegar

Wash and dry salmon, drizzle some vinegar on the filet, season with herb salt and pepper to taste, and grill for about ten minutes. Cut the bell pepper in half, remove the stalk, seeds and partitions and place the bell pepper in the grill with the skin side up for about four minutes until the skin is slightly charred. Peel the skin, chop the pulp coarsely, puree in a NutriBullet or mixer. Pour the puree over the fish and serve.
Enjoy your meal!

The Latest Trend: Coconut Flour

Once you’ve reached your health goal and are happily in Phase 4, the Maintenance Phase of Metabolic Balance, we’re happy to suggest that you can add coconut flour to your kitchen pantry. 

What’s so great about this latest trend?

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Coconut flour is a great alternative to conventional wheat flour. It is naturally gluten free and contains far fewer carbohydrates (only approx. 15%).  It’s notable for containing a fair protein content and an excellent level of insoluble fiber. One tablespoon of coconut flour contains about 5 g of fiber. 

Contrary to what you might think, coconut flour is actually low-fat. This is due to the manufacturing process where the majority of the natural fats in coconut is removed.  

So how can you use coconut flour? One way is to substitute it in baking as either part of the original amount of wheat flour or as all of the flour that needed. Also, as it has a high swelling capacity, it can be used as a thickener for soups, stews and sauces.

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!