We've got the humble carob growing on our doorstep yet we only seem to remember it on Green Mondays !
For readers who live abroad... it is traditional on Green Mondays to go out into the fields and eat mostly bread, fresh, raw vegetables, savoury tahini,(sesame paste) and a sweet dip made with tahini and carob syrup.
Carob also has excellent nutritional value. It contains magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, barium, copper, nickel and the vitamins A, B, B2, B3, and D.
Spicy Carob Smoothie
1 tbsp carob powder
1 cups rice milk or almond milk or water
(optional 1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, pinch of cloves)
Blend and enjoy !
Carob powder may be found at most health food shops.
If you use carob syrup, not more than 1 tbsp a day as it is high in sugar.
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !