Adding more foods with fiber and vitamin C to your diet is good for your health and is an instant beautifier. It can be challenging to make sure you incorporate enough of these nutrients. Get more of them into your food by making this simple, versatile rosemary-garlic green pea spread!

Beans in fashion

This recipe is all about green peas. Processing green peas – actually any kind of bean in general – into everything but expected really seems to be fashion nowadays. Are you a fashion follower? I must say that I am not. I have my own style when it comes to clothing and develope my recipes as well. Just like I don’t think too much about my outfits in the morning, but quite randomly pick a few things from my closet and combine them, that’s quite the way I develop my recipes. I go through my cupboards, see what’s in them and quickly decide which ingredients would combine well. 

That’s exactly how I came to the recipe of rosemary & garlic green pea spread.

Health & beauty benefits of green peas

Beans are not in fashion because they’re such a sexy food; on the contrary! The real reason why they a hit is because more and more people discover the great health and beauty benefits of beans. Besides, while they have these great benefits, they are much cheaper than most superfoods.

Let’s focus on green peas to find out what these benefits truly are.

Green peas are:
– are low fat
– are potassium-rich

Green peas contain a good amount of:
– fiber (28%*)
– protein (16%*)
– vitamin A (22%*)
– vitamin C (96%*)

Green peas contain some:
– iron (11%*)
– vitamin B-6 (10%*)
– magnesium (12%*)

* % Daily Value*

As the above list reveals, green peas are especially beneficial because of their fiber and vitamin C content. They furthermore contain a bit of vitamin A and protein. Vitamin C and vitamin A are beneficial for healthy skin that ages slower, while potassium is beneficial for water balance and hydrated skin. Fiber helps digestion and feel full longer, which can be beneficial if you’re someone that is ‘always hungry’. Protein is a nutrient that helps repair skin tissue.

Add green peas to your diet

Now you understand why it is always a good idea to add more green peas to your diet! How? By processing them into a spicy garlic-rosemary spread for your sandwich/rice cake/cracker or veggie dip for instance! 

Here’s the recipe for 5 servings of green pea spread:

Green Peas Spread with Garlic and Rosemary

This recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan.

Servings: 6
Calories per serving: 41
Prep time: 10 min

300g drained and cooked green peas from a can/jar
1 tablespoon of xanthan gum
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small bunch fresh rosemary, finely chopped
pinch of fine sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a food processor (I used this one) until you have a smooth substance. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and consume within 3 days.


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