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Winter Greens pg1

Try our recipes that keep the flu away with these wholesome ingredients.

Our parents are right eating more fruit and vegetables will help to keep you healthy and winter-bug free. Give these recipes that contain flu-fighting ingredients a try.

Winter Green #1: Pomegranates Pomegranates are high in antioxidants, says clinical nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed, particularly flavonoids, which are packed with vitamin C, folate and vitamin E. They are excellent in mopping up free radicals, which are responsible for disease in the first place.

POMEGRANATE AND PUMPKIN MUFFINS

Ingredients (Makes 12 muffins)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white or oat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 c chopped raw walnuts (roasting them first will intensify their flavour)
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
4 egg whites and 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 agave nectar
120 ml pomegranate juice
2 tbsp canola oil
1 pomegranate, seeded

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees and prepare a muffin pan with non-stick spray or muffin liners.
2. Stir dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
3. Whip egg whites until stiff white peaks form in a separate bowl.
4. In another bowl, combine pumpkin, agave, vanilla extract, egg yolk, pomegranate juice and oil. Fold in egg whites until just blended.
5. Mix dry and wet ingredients until just blended. Add pomegranate seeds and mix until combined. Do not over mix. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full and bake for about 20 minutes or until they are browned and bounce pack when touched.
6. Remove from oven and let cool on wire racks for five minutes. Remove from muffin pan and allow to cool on the wire rack.

Recipe courtesy of Danica’s Daily

Winter Green #2: Pears
Winter Green #3: Kiwi
Winter Green #4: Spinach
Winter Green #5: Sweet Potato
Winter Green #6: Apples
Winter Green #7: Cauliflower

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