Yes! I’m back after a six-week-long trip through Thailand and Australia and brought suitcases full of inspiration back with me. I so enjoyed the cuisines, the people, the relaxation and, of course, the climate. It was the middle of summer there – so fantastic. All that sun provided a healthy dose of vitamin D, which is essential to the maintenance of your bones and teeth. It also has a positive effect on muscle function and your immune system.
What’s more, vitamin D encourages the production of serotonin, a chemical produced by your body that improves memory and mood. It’s no wonder that the sun makes us so happy. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much impossible to get enough sun in the Netherlands at the moment. If you don’t spend much time outdoors, you can become deficient in vitamin D quite quickly. This can make you moody. So I take supplements, but I also try to get as much vitamin D from food sources as I can. Food sources of vitamin D include, fatty fish like wild salmon, mackerel and haring, as well as goat cheese and eggs. As I’m sure we could all use it, here’s a powerfood recipe that will provide a happy and healthy boost.
Keep your chin up! It’s almost spring…
food processor or immersion blender
1 wild salmon filet (350 g, 1 ½ cup)
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp tamari (gluten-free soya sauce)
70 g, 0.58 cup buckwheat flour
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp black pepper
coconut oil for frying
3 tbsp cashew butter (available at most organic stores)
4 tbsp almond milk
2 small handfuls of dill
½ tsp black pepper
sea salt, to taste
1 tbsp lime juice
and healthy boost!
Cut the salmon filet into small cubes. Using a fork, beat the eggs in a small bowl until frothy. Transfer the salmon to the bowl and press the garlic into the bowl using a garlic press. Add the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly. Heat a bit of coconut oil in a frying pan. Use two spoons to transfer burger-sized portions of the salmon mixture into the pan and cook the burgers until they brown on both sides. Serve with salad and a dollop of dill sauce.
Method dill sauce: Remove the pits from the avocados and blend the meat with the other ingredients in a food processor until creamy. You can also use an immersion blender for this.
Did you make this recipe?
Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with #powerfoodies and #renskroes. Enjoy!