Red and Purple

Red and purple foods! You’ve probably heard of how important it is to “eat the rainbow”. Well red and purple foods are an essential part of that rainbow. This is because they are a great source of polyphenols. These essential phytochemicals are excellent antioxidants which we need for healthy ageing and protecting our cells from damage and inflammation. Natural and real foods have an incredible ability to keep us healthy. So enjoy something red or purple today and of course we say choose it from your Metabolic Balance food list. It’ll then be even more incredible for you! What are some of your favorite red and purple foods?

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Beet-orange salad with Walnuts

Our beet themed week continues with another delicious and refreshing recipe!

Ingredients:
1 serving of walnuts
1 orange
1 serving of beets
Walnut oil
Grated horseradish
Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Grate the beets and juice an orange. Chop the walnuts roughly and roast them in a dry pan. Keep 1 1/2 tablespoon of nuts for the garnish. Make a dressing with orange juice, oil, horseradish, salt and pepper. Then add the toasted walnuts and beets together and mix the dressing. Sprinkle with leftover nuts and enjoy!

Beets and Cheese

Yesterday we wrote about the nutritional benefits of beets, so today we have a simple recipe for you that highlights this great vegetable.

Ingredients:
1 serving of beets
1 serving of soft cheese
1 Tbsp. onions
1 garlic clove
Vegetable stock
1 piece of fresh ginger

Preparation:
Dice the onions finely and sauté in vegetable stock. Coarsely grate or dice the beets. Finely chop the garlic and ginger (quantity to taste) and add to the onions together with the beets. Cook briefly and mix well with the onions. Cut the cheese into slices. Set the stove to its lowest setting or turn it off and spread the cheese over the vegetables in thin slices. Allow the cheese to melt, then enjoy!

Beets

Beets are an absolute super food! Originally cultivated for it leaves in the Middle East, this plant was first grown for its root by the Romans. As early as the Middle Ages beets were used for their medicinal properties and used to treat different illnesses such as fever and constipation. Nowadays we know why this inconspicuous root vegetable was so effective. It is packed with nutrients including folic acid, vitamin C, betanin and B vitamins.

Not only are beets great for your health but they are also super versatile in the kitchen. You can eat them raw, roasted, or pickled!
Stay tuned for a recipe using beets!

Baked Beets

Now this is a recipe you should definitely try! Sure you had red beets – how about baked red beets? 

Ingredients for one serving:
1 portion red beets
1 portion cheese (e.g. brie, mozzarella, any semi soft or soft cheese on your plan)
1 TBsp. onions
1 clove of garlic
vegetable stock
fresh ginger

Preparation:
Dice the onions finely and sauté in vegetable stock. Coarsely grate or dice the beetroot. Finely chop the garlic and ginger (quantity to taste) and add to the onions together with the beetroot. Steam briefly and mix well with the onions. Slice the cheese. Set stove to lowest setting or turn it off, spread cheese over the vegetables. Allow cheese to melt – enjoy 😊!

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Glamorous and Healthy – the Fresh Detox Booster

Created by Metabolic Balance and Jan-Philipp Cleusters for the German Film Awards 2019

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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.

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.

Boosts digestion and metabolism. Lets the complexion shine from inside out.

Ingredients for 2:
2 red beet, ready to eat (cooked), cut in chunks
1 apple, Boskop or similar, ready to eat, cut in chunks
1 cube-sized piece of ginger, ready to eat
100 ml carrot juice, natural
100 ml water
2 ice cubes

Preparation:
Put all ingredients except the ice cubes one by one into a blender and puree to a fine smoothie. Add the ice cubes and mix until they dissolve. Pour the Detox Power Smoothie in long glasses and serve immediately.

Enjoy!