Eating healthily and giving your body all the nutrients it needs means that you feel great and look great, too. Energy levels, sleep quality and your skin all benefit – along with your waist line!
Here’s a simple and delicious summer lunch as an alternative to those boring salads. These wraps are packed with magnesium, phosphor and manganese in addition to vitamins and protein.
Supergrains in lettuce wraps with green tahini dressing (recipe from Noel Road)
little gem lettuce leaves (or other lettuce of choice)
50 g millet
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 onion, minced
1 lg garlic clove, minced
2 tsp mixed dried green herbs
350ml vegetable stock
100ml water, salt to taste
assorted seeds to top (optional)
Green tahini dressing
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tbsp tahini
1/2 ripe avocado
juice of 1 lemon
125ml water (plus more, depending on desired consistency)
salt and black pepper to taste
1 Using a medium saucepan, heat the coconut oil over a medium heat, and sauté the onion, garlic and herbs until the onion begins to become translucent.
2 Add the millet and keep stirring to cook through for about 5 minutes.
3 Add the quinoa (and a little more coconut oil if needed) and continue to stir to cook through for at least another 5 minutes.
4 Add the vegetable stock and water, and allow to simmer for at least 10 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and the millet and quinoa is cooked through (stirring often to avoid sticking). Take off the heat and allow to cool a little.
5 To make the dressing, simply whizz all ingredients in your food processor or blender.
6 Spoon a generous amount of your super grain mixture into your lettuce leaves. When ready to eat, drizzle and dollop your green tahini dressing on top (with an optional sprinkling of assorted