Our red foods and drinks bring a wonderful array of antioxidants into our bodies and Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy them and reap the benefits. Beetroot and tomatoes are my favourites, prepared here and baked in coconut oil with herbs, Sumac and Zataar, which add depth and spicy warmth. Beetroots contain 20 times more nitrates than other vegetables which actively help to regulate our blood pressure as well as providing great fibre to improve digestion. Tomatoes provide us with Vitamin C and the unique antioxidant Lycopene which can help in the fight against cancer, so together these two super reds work hard throughout the body.
Combine with red pepper, red onion and add quinoa or bulgar wheat for a great lunch and wash down with a hot cup of Williamson Tea Purple Blush. This unique 'red' variety surpasses green tea in its wellbeing potency and provides another great way of getting the free radical fighting benefits of antioxidants every day! Come on you reds!