Ahhh, the good old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ we all know it, but has anyone really tried eating apples every day? Me neither. Apples are humble food powerhouses when it comes to getting vital vitamins and minerals – they are packed with vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, iron, as well as special fibre called pectin which keeps us regular and prevents development of atherosclerosis. Eating apples on their own can be boring, and for people who have diabetes or Metabolic syndrome it’s not advised to consume apples ( or any fruits) on their own as it can lead to a spike in glucose levels. Try this quick healthy snack recipe and you will be looking forward to your daily apple!
Ingredients: (1 portion)
– 1 green apple
– 1 table spoon of fat free Quark or low fat Greek yoghurt
– 1 small handful of goji berries
– pinch of brown or Molasses sugar
1. Slice a green apple very thinly yielding small circles.
2. Spread Quark or Greek yoghurt over each apple slice.
3. Sprinkle each slice of yoghurt coated apple with brown or Molasses sugar.
4. Finally, add 2-3 goji berries to each apple slice and your perfect healthy snack is ready. Enjoy!
Of course you don’t have to confine yourself to eating apples only! Other fruit can serve as perfect carriers of your delicious yoghurt and toppings. Crunchy pears can be used in place of apples. If you are looking for a sweet hit instead of apple tartness then go ahead and try this recipe using persimmons – a firm, sweet, orange coloured fruit also known as Sharon fruit. If you are on a vegan diet plan then use soya or coconut yoghurt instead of cow’s yoghurt. You can substitute goji berries for raisins or chopped dried apricots or even pumpkin or sunflower seeds. If you are on a high protein diet, Paleo diet or low carb diet then mix 1 tea spoon of high quality protein powder into your yoghurt before spreading it on the fruit slices – this will increase the snack’s protein content even further!
Wishing you a great health and Bon Appetite.
Disclaimer: please consult your health care practitioner or doctor if you experience any health problems before making drastic changes to your diet and daily eating habits.