Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend is an extremely popular product for many reasons. It is made with a blend of organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin oil such as Flax, Evening Primrose, Sunflower, Coconut to name a few and can be used in both hot and cold foods (but not as a cooking oil). Whilst many individuals happily include this oil in their diets without a second thought, many look for inspiration as to how they can incorporate it.
bodykind has just launched a fantastic offer where every order that contains a 500ml version of Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend will automatically get a free Udo’s Choice Recipe booklet (while stocks last). It contains 24 recipes to help inspire you into utilising your oil in a more creative and tasty way! With this in mind we decided to give you a little taster of some of the recipes included:
Breakfast: Delicious & Nutritious Smoothie (serves 1)
Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons of Udo’s Choice Ultimate oil Blend, 1 Banana, 5 Strawberries (fresh or frozen), 10 Blueberries (fresh or frozen), 3-4 Grapes, 250ml Apple Juice.
Directions: Put all the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Tip: If it’s too thick add more juice to achieve the desired consistency.
Lunch: Courgette & Almond Soup (serves 4)
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of Udo’s Choice Oil, 400g Courgettes (grated), 25g Butter, 1 medium Onion (chopped), 1 medium Potato (chopped), 900ml Stock (homemade if possible), Sea Salt & freshly ground Black Pepper, Nutmeg, 50g ground Almonds, 50g flaked Almonds (lightly toasted), 1 tablespoon of whipped cream (optional).
Directions: Melt the butter and add the chopped Onion & Potato. Season with the Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Nutmeg and cover to cook until soft. Add the grated courgettes and stock then bring to the boil until vegetables are soft. Puree the soup via a blender or liquidizer and add the ground Almonds. Pour into serving bowls and drizzle the Udo’s Oil on top, sprinkle the toasted Almonds on top and add cream if desired. Tip: The Oil should only be added to soup that’s going to be eaten immediately.
Side Dish: Beetroot, Pear & Feta Salad (serves 6)
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of Udo’s Choice Oil Blend, 4 good-sized Beetroots (scrubbed, peeled & cut into matchsticks), 3 ripe Pears (peeled, cored & cut into matchsticks), juice of half a Lemon, Sea Salt & freshly ground Black Pepper, 200g Feta Cheese, small bunch of fresh Mint.
Directions: Very gently mix the beetroot & pear matchsticks together with the Oil and Lemon juice. Season with the Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Taste to check flavour. Place on a big platter, crumble over the Feta and sprinkle the mint on top.
Snack: Udo’s Roasted Pepper Houmous (serves 4)
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of Udo’s Choice oil Blend, 450 Freshly cooked chickpeas, 120ml Tahini, Juice of 1 Lemon, 1 clove of Garlic, 1 large roasted Red Pepper, fresh flat leaf Parsley (to garnish), Paprika (to garnish).
Directions: Place the cooled chickpeas into a food processor along with the garlic clove, Udo’s Oil, Tahini and the roasted Red Pepper. Blend until smooth and refrigerate. Add more Udo’s Oil if you prefer a lighter consistency. Serve chilled & garnished with the Parsley & Paprika alongside some warmed up wholemeal Pitta breads or freshly chopped crudités.
We hope you enjoy testing out these recipes and that this “taster” selection of recipes gets your tastebuds going. Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend should always be kept in the fridge to preserve the delicate oil.
*Recipes & Images courtesy of the team at Udo’s Choice via “Udo’s Choice: Delicious Recipes for all the Family”