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5 Healthy & Colourful Summertime Recipes

5 Healthy & Colourful Summertime Recipes

Eating healthy, colourful foods can feel a lot easier in the summer months. This is the time when many vibrant fruits and vegetables are in season and the weather is warmer, making lighter meals more appealing.

 

Naturally colourful foods tend to be packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which can have benefits from helping to boost your immune system to reducing inflammation in your body and even supporting your cardiovascular health.

 

We’ve gathered five of our favourite summertime recipes that are easy to rustle up, incredibly tasty and will have you eating a rainbow of colour, antioxidants and vital nutrients…enjoy!

1. Beetroot Hummus

 

Hummus is a snacking staple and this wonderfully vibrant version brings a tasty twist to a classic. Roasted beetroot adds a whole different flavour to your favourite dip – not to mention a beautiful bright pink colour. Our recipe also contains a scoop of vegan protein powder to help to keep you fuller for longer. Serve with sliced veggies, crackers or strips of pitta.

 

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The perfect dip for your snacks – tuck into this Roasted Beetroot Hummus made with Garden of Life Collagen Peptides 😍 ⠀ How to recreate this dip: ⠀ First, cut your beets into cubes, sprinkle olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast for 30 minutes at 200°C (400° Fahrenheit). ⠀ Next, add: ⠀ 2 cups roasted beets 1 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans) ¼ cup tahini 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp lemon juice 1 ½ tbsp coconut aminos ¼ tbsp pepper ¼ tbsp salt ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp paprika 2 tbsp olive oil 1 scoop Garden of Life Collagen Peptides ⠀ Blend it all together and top with pine nuts, hemp seeds and chives 🥜 ⠀ Such a quick and easy dip for on-the-go, and it's full of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and collagen! 😋💪 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Gardenoflife #gardenoflifeuk #hummus #hummusrecipe #beethummus #hummusdip #beetshummus #cookingwithbeets #cookingwithcollagen #collagenpeptides #collagenboost #healthyrecipes #healthyrecipeshare #healthyrecipeideas #healthyrecipevideos #recipevideos #eatinghealthytoday #healthyfoodshare #healthysnacks #healthydip

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 beetroots
  • 200g chickpeas
  • 65g tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tbsp pepper
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Grass Fed Collagen Peptides

Method:

 

  • First, cut the beetroot into cubes
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 30 minutes at 200°C
  • Remove from the oven and blend with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until you have a smooth consistency
  • Optional: top with pine nuts, hemp seeds or chives

2. Cucumber Avocado Bites

 

When the weather is warm, sometimes only a refreshing, juicy snack will do – and that’s exactly what you’ll get with these cucumber and avocado bites. Easy to make, delicious to eat and oh-so-pretty on your Instagram feed.

 

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Can't stop snacking? 🤔 ⠀ We've got you sorted with our quick, easy and extremely tasty Cucumber Avocado Bites 🥑🥒 ⠀ To get started, you'll need: 2 cucumbers 2 ripe avocados 3 Tablespoons avocado or olive oil 2 Tablespoons chopped coriander 1½ Tablespoons chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon honey or coconut palm sugar 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar ¼ teaspoon sea salt Microgreens Black sea salt ⠀ To make the avocado mixture, place avocados, avocado oil, coriander, parsley, honey, apple cider vinegar and sea salt into a food processor and process until smooth. Then spoon into a squeeze bottle. Peel each cucumber and cut into 6 equal pieces and then hollow out half of each piece. Squeeze some of the avocado mixture into each piece then sprinkle microgreens and black sea salt on top. ⠀ Then let your snacking begin! 🙌 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Gardenoflife #gardenoflifeuk #avocadosnacks #healthysnacks #healthysnackideas #healthysnackrecipes #healthyrecipevideos #veganrecipevideos #quicksnacks #avocadolovers #simplerecipes #healthyrecipeshare #eatinghealthytoday #guiltfreetreats #cucumberrecipes #easysnacks #easyrecipe #healthychoice #healthyfoodshare #eatwell

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1.5 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp honey or coconut palm sugar
  • 1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Microgreens
  • Black sea salt

Method:

 

  • To make the avocado mixture, place the avocados, avocado oil, coriander, parsley, honey, apple cider vinegar and sea salt into a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Spoon this mixture into a squeezy bottle
  • Peel the cucumbers and slice into six equal pieces, before hollowing out half of each piece
  • Then, squeeze some of the avocado mixture into each cucumber piece and sprinkle with the microgreens and black sea salt to finish

3. Mango Smoothie Bowl

 

Smoothie bowls are a delicious breakfast and they’re so easy to pack with colour and nutrition. This recipe for a bowl full of mango vibes is packed with fruit, tropical flavours, plant-based milk and a scoop of our organic, plant-based protein to keep you fuelled all morning long.

 

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What's better for summer than a refreshing, clean bowl of fruity goodness? 🍦🍌 ⠀ We've got you covered with our 4 simple and refreshing nice cream bowls – swipe to see them all ➡️ ⠀ All you need are a few simple ingredients and a high-speed blender! 😎 ⠀ The base of the classic nice cream is frozen banana, which gives your bowl the ice cream like texture. ⠀ Use this basic Nice cream recipe, add your favourite ingredients, and enjoy: ⠀ – 2 frozen bananas – 1 scoop of Garden of Life Protein of your choice (Vanilla, Chocolate, Meal, Raw Fit) – 1 splash of plant-based milk – Extra frozen fruit of your choice (handful of raspberries, strawberries, mangos, pineapple, blueberries, kiwis, etc) ⠀ 1. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for a few minutes (may take a little bit longer depending on your blender). Tip: Add a bit more plant-based milk to help it mix better and make it even more creamy. ⠀ 2. Pour it in a bowl and decorate with your favourite toppings (oats, granola, coconut flakes, fresh fruit) 🥝🍓🍍 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Gardenoflife #gardenoflifeuk #nicecreambowls #nicecreamrecipe #vegansmoohiebowl #smoothiebowlinspo #smoothiebowllove #proteinpacked #energyfortheday #veganrecipeinspo #plantbasedrecipe #easyveganfood #easyveganrecipe #everydayvegan #vegannicecream #veganofuk #banananicecream #plantbasedsmoothie #veganproteinpowder #chocolatenicecream

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Ingredients:

 

Method:

 

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for a few minutes
  • Add more plant-based milk to the mixture for a creamier texture, if you prefer
  • Pour into a bowl and decorate with your favourite toppings. We recommend oats, granola, coconut flakes or fresh fruit

4. Healthy Spring Rolls

 

Homemade spring rolls make a gorgeous summer snack or even a light meal, particularly when paired with a dipping sauce. Our recipe is vegetarian, filling, vibrant and packed with natural goodness.

 

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Crunchy dinner idea incoming 👇 ⠀ These healthy spring rolls will make your next meal a delight, and the good news is that they will last 2-3 days in the fridge, so make a big batch and enjoy them every day 🙌 ⠀ Ingredients: ⠀ For the spring rolls 🌯 8 rice paper sheets 2 cups cooked rice noodles 8 bibb lettuce or spinach leaves 1 cup thinly sliced carrot 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber 1 bunch coriander ⠀ For the dip 🥣 ⅓ cup tahini 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut aminos ½ tbsp sesame seed oil ⠀ Directions: ⠀ 1. Whisk together all sauce ingredients and set aside. ⠀ 2. To make the spring rolls, dip each piece of rice paper into a bowl of warm water for about 20 seconds to soften them (it’s best to make one at a time) ⠀ 3. Fill with 1 lettuce or spinach leaf, ¼ cup rice noodles, 2 tbsp each of sliced carrot and sliced cucumber, and a few sprigs of coriander. ⠀ 4. Roll rice paper sheet towards you, folding ends in until the roll is closed and secure. ⠀ 5. Cut rolls in half and serve with dipping sauce. ⠀ That's how easy it is 😊 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Gardenoflife #gardenoflifeuk #veganmealprep #healthyfoodideas #simplerecipes #healthyrecipeshare #eatinghealthytoday #healthyanddelicious #whatvegansreallyeat #veggiediet #vegandiet #easyvegan #vegansofuk #springrollsfordays #healthyspringrolls #ricepaperrolls #veganricepaperrolls #healthylunchideas #eattherainbow #veganrecipevideo

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Ingredients:

 

For the spring rolls:

 

  • 8 rice paper sheets
  • 300g cooked rice noodles
  • 8 spinach leaves
  • 50g thinly sliced carrot
  • 120g thinly sliced cucumber
  • Handful of coriander

 

For the dip:

 

  • 43g tahini
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp sesame seed oil

Method:

 

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the dip and set aside
  • To make the spring rolls, dip each piece of rice paper into a bowl of warm water for about 20 seconds to soften them (it’s best to make one at a time)
  • Fill each piece of rice paper with one spinach leaf, 75g of rice noodles, 2 tbsp each of sliced carrot and sliced cucumber, and a few sprigs of coriander
  • Roll the rice paper sheet towards you, folding the ends in until the roll is closed and secure
  • Repeat the process until you’ve made 8 rolls
  • Cut each roll in half and serve with the dipping sauce

5. Protein Raspberry Muffins

 

Baking with protein powder can add extra filling power to your favourite sweet treats and these protein-packed raspberry muffins are a seriously delicious option. Our recipe is gluten-free and plant-based and couldn’t be easier to rustle up when sweet cravings strike.

 

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Raspberry Muffins featuring our Sport Plant-Based Vanilla Protein 💕 ⠀ Here's everything you need to recreate these delicious protein-packed muffins: ⠀ Ingredients ⚖️ ⠀ 2 cups gluten-free baking flour 1 scoop Garden of Life Sport Plant-Based Protein Vanilla ½ cup gluten-free oats 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 eggs ¾ cup coconut palm sugar ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup raspberries ⠀ Directions 🥣 ⠀ 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. ⠀ 2. Mix together dry ingredients and set aside. ⠀ 3. Using an electric mixer, mix together all wet ingredients, except the almond milk and raspberries. ⠀ 4. Once the wet ingredients are mixed, add in the dry ingredients and mix well, then the almond milk and mix again. ⠀ 5. Once the batter is mixed, fold in the raspberries and place into a lined tin or greased muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes. ⠀ 6. Let muffins cool before serving. Muffins last 5-6 days. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Gardenoflife #gardenoflifeuk #raspberrymuffins #muffinrecipe #berrymuffin #proteinmuffins #proteinsnack #guiltfreedessert #raspberryrecipe #rasperrycake #proteinpacked #bakingcommunity #bakinguk #recipevideo #bakingvideos #raspberrycupcake #healthysnack #proteinpowderrecipes #homemadebakes #healthymuffins

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Ingredients:

 

Method:

 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Mix together all of the dry ingredients and set to one side
  • Using an electric mixer, mix together all of the wet ingredients, except for the almond milk and raspberries
  • Once the wet ingredients are combined, add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, add the almond milk and mix again
  • Once the batter is mixed, fold in the raspberries and place into a lined or greased muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes
  • Allow the muffins cool before serving – they should keep for 5-6 days

 

 

Looking for keto-friendly recipes? Find inspiration for breakfasts, lunches and dinners here:

 

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Keto Recipe Inspiration for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

2020-05-19 11:12:39By Garden of Life



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