Apple

Apples are an amazing cooking ingredient. They add a deliciously sweet, refreshing flavour to any mix while also pureeing down into a wonderfully sticky composition that acts as the perfect egg replacement in baking. Of course they have a million health benefits too.

BENEFITS



  • The phytonutrients in apples help you regulate your blood sugar, preventing spikes and therefore energy lows, while also keeping you fuller for longer.
  • They are also a good form of dietary fibre and help to regulate and lower blood fat levels.
  • Studies have also shown that regular apple consumption also decreases cholesterol levels, vital for the prevention of heart disease.
  • The fibre also aids digestion, promoting digestive and bowel health.
  • They’re high in antioxidants, which help to prevent and repair damage to cells throughout out your body.
  • They’re a good source of immune boosting vitamin C, with one medium apple providing about 14% of your daily-recommended intake!

RECIPES THAT USE APPLE



Stewed Breakfast Apples with Cinnamon and Ginger

  When I first started eating healthily this was one of my favourite dishes, partly because it tastes so incredible and partly because it was a great way of eating fruit without realising I was doing it! At the time I was pretty afraid of fruit, so I had to cook it down until it […]



Energizing Beetroot, Cucumber and Ginger Juice

I don’t know about anyone else but my body is really feeling the changing of the seasons. It’s taking me some time to adjust to the grey, rainy days and the colder temperatures so I’m trying to give my body all the support I can to stay healthy and energetic instead of fluey and coldy! […]



Blackberry, Apple and Maple Crumble

  This crumble may be my go-to dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner all winter. It’s just so delicious and so wonderfully quick and easy to make, plus the leftovers seem to get more and more amazing as each hour goes by! I’ve always been a huge crumble fan, even when I didn’t like fruit or […]



Apple, Pear, Avocado and Spinach Detox Smoothie

  So it’s january, which means everyone seems to be trying some form of cleanse or diet. If you’re one of these people trying to find a new, healthier you then congratulations! I really hope you’re enjoying a healthy eating lifestyle, filled with all of nature’s goodness and that you’re feeling fantastic about yourself. To […]



Apple, Pear and Raisin Cake

I’m back! Yay! And after five days off real food I was really craving something deliciously sweet and filling so I dreamt up this awesome apple, pear and raisin cake last night and wow did it taste good! Served hot with some one ingredient banana ice cream it is really the perfect winter treat. So lovely […]



Mini Grain Free Apple Crumbles

As you may have realised by now, I love food. Not in a weird way, just I find that my meals are pretty much always the highlight of my day so I spend a lot of time thinking about them! Anyway, a few weeks ago I was dreaming up a whole selection of new delicious desserts […]



Carrot, Apple, Strawberry & Ginger Juice

I am totally obsessed with this juice this week. I’ve had it every morning so far and wow does it make getting up so much more fun! I go in phases of different flavoured juices but I come back to this one a lot. I just love the combination of carrots, apples, strawberries and ginger. […]



Kiwi, Pear, Apple & Ginger Juice

Everyone knows that green juice is incredibly nutritious and this kiwi, pear, apple and ginger juice is no exception. It’s a really great early autumn juice, bursting with vitamin C, which everyone always needs as the weather cools and we all desperately try to fight of the impending winter colds! Did you know that kiwis have […]