'An apple a day keeps the doctor away', so the saying goes. In fact the benefits of apples have now been well-documented. Numerous studies have shown that apples have antioxidant properties, they lower bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, have protective properties for lung health and possibly inhibit cancer cell growth.
So we know we should be eating more of them, but are you really eating one a day?
I love apples. I'll have them for breakfast, snacks, put them in salads, smoothies, even in tempeh dishes. I also find them to be the ideal travelling snack. They are perfect to have on hand when hunger strikes and there is nothing good to eat on the horizon. And they're so handy. I just throw a few in my bag (not literally), and I'm ready to go.
Once, while waiting for my hand baggage to go through the airport x-ray machine, the guy checking the monitor commented on the five apples he could see in my bag. "You like apples, eh?"
(It was a long journey!)
However, whilst I am one of those irritating people that eats the whole apple, including the core, (waste not, want not) I appreciate that for some people sometimes apples can be, well, dare I say, boring?
So here are two ways to make your 'daily apple' more joyful, tasty and more filling.
Oh and remember, if you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're probably not really hungry at all ;)
Mimi Kirk's 'Apple Sunrise' inspired me for these recipes.
Almond Butter, Cinnamon & Hemp
I'm Nicki Perkins, creator of lovingly plant-based and my passion is helping people adopt a healthful and delicious plant-based lifestyle.