Did you know the blue zones website is packed full of epically wholesome recipes? And even better, they come from the actual blue zones, pockets of the world where the average life expectancy is exceeding high.
We wanted to share a couple with you, that will be awesome as spring heads into summer!
But you can check out more yourself at https://www.bluezones.com/recipes
The Team at ReDefined
Filling and fibrous brown rice, nori flakes, which provide a low-calorie, nutrient-rich boost, and zingy dressing all layered in a bowl to save you the time and effort of carefully crafting sushi rolls.
½ cup spinach, tatsoi, mizuna, bok choy, or a mixture
½ cup shelled edamame (fresh or frozen and thawed)
½ cup cooked brown rice, cooled
¼ cup shredded carrot
½ avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon dried nori flakes
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Drizzle of umeboshi plum vinegar
PEANUT-GINGER MISO DRESSING, OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon miso
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
In a medium bowl, layer each ingredient, starting with greens. Add edamame and rice, shredded carrot and avocado, then finish with nori flakes, sesame seeds, a drizzle of vinegar, and a drizzle of dressing, if using.
PEANUT-GINGER MISO DRESSING, OPTIONAL DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until creamy. To make this a dipping sauce, begin with half the water. Add more until desired consistency is reached.
Serve, and enjoy!
Strawberry Vanilla Seed Chia Pudding
This pudding is all about the amazing talents of chia seeds. High in protein and full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are a deliciously healthy way to magically make a luscious pudding. Combine the ingredients the night before, and have it ready for the morning, or let the chia seeds work their magic while you sip your coffee. Top it off with a pile of fresh strawberries for a burst of fruity sweetness and Vitamin C in every bite!
INGREDIENTS 3 cups unsweetened almond milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp cinnamon ½ cup + 2 tbsp chia seeds 3 cups fresh strawberries DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, whisk together unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract , maple syrup, and cinnamon. Pour liquid mixture over the chia seeds and stir until seeds are incorporated. Make sure to stir it well, so that none of the chia seeds are sticking together. This ensures they’re all able to absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like consistency.
Let sit for an hour or in the refrigerator overnight. Mixture will thicken substantially. Soaking time is vital for the end product!
In the morning, rinse and slice fresh strawberries. Stir chia pudding and top with fresh strawberries.