Recipe: Middle Age Spread
This recipe takes 10 minutes and will be the most productive 10 minutes of your week guaranteed. Because you will be left with a spread you can use for toast, vegetables and crackers (in fact use your imagination) that is so delicious and also super healthy. This healthy Middle Age Spread recipe is courtesy of the new cookbook The Midlife Kitchen which is full of 'health-boosting recipes', from one of our favourite foodie Instagram feeds by the same name. Enjoy!
Yield: 500 grams, Active Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 10 minutes
1 250g bag of spinach
1 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
A small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground coriander and 1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Fresh, ground black pepper
Wilt the spinach in a frying pan on a low heat for 2 minutes. Drain and use kitchen towel to remove any moisture.
Place the spinach in a food processor with the remaining ingredients and pulse to a semi-smooth texture.
This can be eaten warm, or cold from the fridge, where it will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
Butter beans are the star here, providing protein, healthy carbs and a brilliant fibre fix. This benefits the cardiovascular and digestive systems, as well as priming energy levels.