Spicy Green Cabbage Slaw with Mango

After enjoying delicious treats during the holidays we are looking forward to eating something light today, in the form of this Asian inspired slaw!

Ingredients:
1 serving of vegetables (green cabbage, leeks, mushrooms)
1 serving of diced mango
Cardamom
Ginger
Chili pepper
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper
Coconut oil
1/4 cup vegetable stock

Preparation: 
Clean, wash and cut the cabbage into thin slices. Halve, wash and finely chop the leeks. Rub the mushrooms with a dry cloth and cut into quarters. Halve the chili pepper lengthwise and remove the seeds, cut into small cubes. Peel and finely dice the garlic and ginger. Heat the coconut oil in a pan, and then add the garlic, ginger and leeks. Cook until translucent, then add the chili and cardamom. Add the mushrooms as well and steam for 3 minutes. Then add the cabbage and cook for another 3 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock and let it stew for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Finally, add half a portion of diced mango and cook for a few more minutes. Enjoy the slaw with a protein of your choice and the rest of the mango for dessert!

Cashew Mango Coconut Balls

Are you looking for a healthy but delicious holiday treat? If so, we have just the recipe for you today. These energy balls are easy to make, nutritious, and tasty.

Ingredients:
70g dried mango (soak for 30 min)
70g cashew nuts (soak for 30 min)
35g coconut flakes
Extra coconut flakes for rolling

Preparation:
Soak the mango in water and then drain well. Process the mango with the pre-soaked cashews and coconut flakes until the mixture clumps together. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Avocado, Cheese, and Mango Salad

This fresh salad is packed full of delicious ingredients and bold flavors!

Ingredients:
1 serving of cheese
1 serving of vegetables (1/2 avocado, lettuce, 2 grape tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 serving of mango
1/2 red chili pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley or coriander
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado, and mango into small cubes. Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash, seed and finely chop the chili pepper. Whisk the parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil together into a salad dressing. Set 1/3 of the cheese aside to start the meal with. Mix all of the other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy!

Tuna and Mango Salad

This tuna and mango salad is refreshing and delicious but most importantly easy to prepare!

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh tuna
1 serving of iceberg lettuce
1 serving of mango
Vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut fresh tuna fillet into medium sized pieces, season with salt and pepper, and then sauté for two to four minutes on each side, just before serving. Clean, wash and dry the salad and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel the mango and cut into thin strips. Combine the mango and lettuce, season with salt, pepper, and vegetable broth. Arrange fish and salad on a plate and enjoy!

Tip: For more flavor you can also add chili to the mango salad or depending on your plan/phase make a salad dressing using ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and chili.

Mango Smoothie🥭

Yesterday we published a post about the delicious and nutritious mango!

Today we have a very simple, but absolutely refreshing recipe for you: a wonderful mango smoothie:

Take a serving of ripe mango and some fresh ginger and puree in blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass, add some cold sparkling water, stir, and enjoy! The combination of spicy ginger and sweet mango creates a delicious and refreshing smoothie.

If you are not a fan of sparkling water, simply add enough tap water to the blender and mix until you achieve the desired consistency. For a colder drink you can also add ice cubes to the blender and puree until the ice cubes are incorporated.

Magnificent Mango

Mango is a delicious summer time fruit that contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C, copper, and potassium. It not only has a beautiful, vibrant yellow-orange color but is also rich in carotenoids which have antioxidant qualities. Mangoes may improve digestive health, heart health, and clear the skin.

Known as India’s national fruit, this fruit has a long history in this country. In ancient India, the mango tree was associated with the god of love, Manmatha. With the rise of Buddhism, mangoes became a symbol of faith and prosperity. Today, India cultivates over 100 different types of mangoes of various shapes, sizes, and colors.

Delicious on their own, in smoothies, in a sorbet, or even in savory dishes such as chutney or salsas, this fruit is perfect for summer!

Asian-Inspired Sprouts Recipe

We definitely love Asian inspired dishes! How do you like these wonderful spiced soy sprouts? 

Ingredients for 1 person:
1 serving soy sprouts (use for other sprouts as well)
150 g vegetables (carrots, snow peas or green beans, fresh chive)
1 serving mango
1 TBsp. coconut oil
70 ml vegetable stock
1 TBsp. organic apple cider vinegar
Spices:
1 clove of garlic
fresh ginger
1 chili pepper
salt and fresh ground pepper
coriander leaves

Preparation:
Wash, peel and slice the carrot. Rinse the green beans (snow peas) and chop into bite size. Rinse the chives and cut. Rinse the sprouts with cold water and allow to drain. Peel the garlic and ginger and chop finely.
Wash chili, remove seeds and slice finely. Mix vegetable broth with the vinegar and fresh ground pepper.
Heat a wok with the coconut oil and sauté the chili, garlic and ginger, stirring continuously. Add the carrot slices (if you used green beans they need longer to cook, thus, add together with carrots), then sauté the snow peas, chives and last add the sprouts briefly and deglaze. Allow to simmer at medium heat for about six minutes.
Peel the mango, remove the fruit flesh and cut into cubes. Wash the coriander leaves, shake to drain and chop finely. Add the mango and coriander leaves to the vegetables. 

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Curly Kale with Spicy Mango

Today we’re going to get you warmed up with some spicy mango and curly kale! 

What you’ll need:
1 serving vegetables (curly kale, the white part of leek, button mushrooms)
1 serving diced mango
Spices: sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 chili pepper (to taste), 2cm (about 1″) fresh ginger root, 2 whole green cardamom pods, some coconut oil, 50 ml vegetable stock

What to do: clean, wash and coarsely chop the cabbage. Halve leek, wash and finely chop. Clean mushrooms with kitchen towel and cut in quarters. Halve the chili pepper lengthwise and remove seeds, cut into fine cubes. Peel garlic and ginger and dice finely. 

Heat the oil and gently sauté garlic, ginger and leek until translucent, add chili and cracked cardamom pods. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chopped cabbage and cook for another 3 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock and simmer for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Add half a serving of diced fresh mango (you can enjoy the rest of the mango as a dessert). Bring to the boil again and season to taste. Serve with the protein of your choice, e.g. legumes, fish, tofu. Enjoy!

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Tuna Meets Mango

Today we enjoy an exotic tuna salad with mango slices

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Ingredients:
1 serving fresh tuna
1 serving frisée lettuce
1 serving mango
some salt, pepper and vegetable stock

Cut fresh tuna fillet into medium sized pieces, pepper, salt lightly and sauté for two to four minutes on each side, depending on thickness, just before serving. Clean, wash and dry the salad. Cut into stripes. Peel the mango and cut the fruit pulp from the core, cut into stripes. Mix both with salt, pepper and some broth. Arrange fish and salad on a plate. Enjoy your meal!

 

Tropical Wonder – Glamorous and Healthy

Tropical Wonder – the freshness boost not only for the German Film Awards 2019!
Prosecco, champagne & co. were yesterday – today the stars and starlets prefer healthy power boosters, for example smoothies – exclusively developed by Metabolic Balance together with celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters.

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Created exclusively for the German Film Awards 2019, the following smoothie composition is a real power booster. Whether served in a long drink glass or as a shot – this smoothie does not need sugar or other additives and is completely in line with the philosophy of Metabolic Balance.
The power couple ginger and turmeric stimulate the metabolism and help lose weight by aiding digestion and burning fat faster. Due to its high content of natural antioxidants, turmeric efficiently protects against wrinkles and premature skin aging.
Ingredients for 2:
1 mango, ripe, ready to eat, cut in chunks
1 chicory stick, ready to eat, cut in chunks
1 cube-sized piece of ginger, ready to eat
3 sprigs mint, ready to eat, plucked
1 tsp turmeric
150 ml water
2 ice cubes
Preparation:
Put all ingredients except the ice cubes one after one into a blender and puree to a fine smoothie. Add the ice cubes and mix until they dissolve. Distribute the Tropical Wonder smoothie into long drink glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy!