Make These 2 Magnesium-Filled Recipes For Dinner And Dessert To De-Stress Your Body

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Many people wouldn’t know or may even underestimate the crucial importance that magnesium has for our brain and body. 

However, it has to be highly emphasized that magnesium plays a great role for our health.

Magnesium is a catalyst in 300 enzymatic functions in our bodies and is necessary for the relaxation and soothing of the muscles, which is essential especially after vigorous physical activity or a stressful day at work.

People who have a lack of magnesium will most probably feel stressed, irritated, depressed, and lacking energy.

While you can consume foods that contain magnesium in every single form, incorporating them in every single meal, you can also follow these recipes and prepare something delicious.

Foods that contain magnesium are:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fish
  • Beans
  • Whole grains
  • Avocados
  • Yoghurt
  • Bananas
  • Dried fruit
  • Dark chocolate

Some of them are included in the two recipes below, which you can use to prepare a healthy dinner and a dessert.

Main Meal: Mean Green Quinoa Stir-Fry

Quinoa is a seed which mainly contains proteins and 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains about 30% of the magnesium you’ll need throughout the day.

Because of the protein and nutrients it is a great meal for weight loss, at the same time giving a feeling of satisfaction and fullness.

The stir-fry that we are about to give you the recipe for, is also packed with leafy greens, such as kale, spinach and chard.

They contain tons of anti-oxidants and vitamins and also magnesium, due to the magnesium to their chlorophyll content. Magnesium is the central molecule in the dark leafy greens, which in fact gives them the characteristic green color.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of sesame seeds
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp of avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of kale, roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chard, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup of slivered almonds
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced(or you can top with a home-made dressing of choice)
  • ¼ cup cilantro and/or parsley, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large pan on low and add some oil. Add the celery and the onions, and cover them while letting them steam for a couple of minutes, until the celery becomes soft.
  2. Later, add the kale and cover it, cooking until it also becomes soft.
  3. As last ingredients add the garlic, quinoa and chard, mixing for about 2-3 minutes until they are warm.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and add the rest of the ingredients: spinach, sea salt, lemon juice, almonds, and sesame seeds mixing them all together.
  5. Serve the content into a plate, topping it with cilantro, parsley and avocado.
  6. This final step is optional, meaning that the dish can be topped with goat cheese, chicken or white beans. It is up to you to experiment.

Ingredients from the recipe which are packed with magnesium are:

  • Quinoa
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Almonds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lemon
  • Avocado

 Dessert: Salted Chocolate Cashew Bark

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Chocolate which is made out of raw cacao is actually a healthy food! Not only it contains tons of nutrients, but also it is the highest source of magnesium.

Eating such a chocolate would both be a pleasure for your senses and your health. If by any chance the raw cacao chocolate contains cashews, it will provide you with 29% of magnesium that your body needs daily.

You will need the following ingredients to prepare this tasty dessert:

  • 1 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 cup crushed cashews
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3-5 tbsp honey or maple syrup ( you can add even more, depending on your preference)
  • ½ cup of raw cacao
  • A few sprinkles of coarse sea salt

Preparation:

  1. You should heat a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cashews to the frying pan until the edges turn golden for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the cashews from the frying pan and set them aside.
  4. Place some water in a double boiler over medium-high heat. A double boiler is in fact one pot placed over the other, slightly smaller. When doing this you should be careful not to fill the bottom pot to the point where the water reaches the bottom of the top pot as this can cause your chocolate burn.
  5. Line a plate or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Add the cocoa butter, the coconut oil, vanilla and the maple syrup whisking everything together, so they melt.
  7. When all of the ingredients are combined, add the cacao, turn off the heat, and add the cashews.
  8. Spread the chocolate cashew mix onto the lined plate or the baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle it with sea salt and place it in the fridge.

Ingredients from the recipe which are packed with magnesium are:

  • Cashews
  • Raw cacao