Spinach and Cranberry with Sheep’s Cheese

In order to get your protein, meat does not always have to be on the menu. Sheep’s cheese, for example, tastes really wonderful in combination with spinach and is a great source of protein. Check out this delicious recipe that incorporates sweet and savory! 

Ingredients:
1 serving of sheep’s cheese
1 serving of spinach
1 serving of cranberries
1 garlic clove
Onion
Vegetable broth
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the sheep’s cheese into fine cubes. Wash the spinach, cook it for a 1 minute in boiling water, and then allow to cool in an ice bath. Drain in a sieve, squeeze and cut roughly. Sauté the onion cubes in a little water and add the chopped garlic and spinach. Season with broth, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir in the sheep’s cheese and cranberries. Serve and enjoy!

Spinach and Fried Eggs

Yesterday we talked about the classic combination of pairing spinach with fried eggs. It doesn’t only taste good, but can also be combined with other ingredients, depending on your preferences. 

Ingredients:
1 serving of spinach
Red onion
1 garlic clove
1 serving of eggs
Freshly grated ginger
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and dry the spinach. Dice the onion, garlic and ginger finely and fry in a pan on low heat. Then add the spinach and cook until it has completely wilted. Season with salt and pepper. In a separate pan prepare fried eggs to your liking. Serve the eggs over the spinach and enjoy!

Spinach

Let’s talk spinach! As kids many of us probably were not a big fan of this leafy, green vegetable.

Spinach is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. In addition to a comparatively high iron content, it contains minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamins B and C. Especially in the kitchen, spinach is extremely versatile. It can be used in many ways, whether in salads, as pesto or quite classically in combination with a fried egg. Consider trying a new way to use this great vegetable!

Spinach

Spinach is simple yet versatile vegetable packed full of nutrients. It is rich in vitamins A and C and folic acid and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. In addition, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food, is associated with preventing macular degeneration, regulating blood pressure, and strengthening muscles.

The possibilities with spinach are endless. You can add it to a smoothie or use it in a soup, salad, or stew. What is your favorite way of adding greens to your diet?

Photo: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Fresh Spring Smoothie

This fresh spring smoothie was developed by Metabolic Balance in collaboration with celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters.

Ingredients: (2 servings)
2 apples, cut into chunks
1 avocado, cut in chunks
2 thin slices of chili pepper
1 handful baby spinach
3 sprigs mint
1 3/4 cups (400 ml) coconut water
4 ice cubes

Preparation:
Put all ingredients except for the ice cubes into a blender and process until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend until you reach the desired consistency. Divide the smoothie into two glasses and enjoy immediately!