Eat your greens!

Plant Power Day is back on 7th March 2019, and dairy alternative brand Alpro is calling on the nation to ‘Go Big on Plants’ and make plant-based foods the star of the show for the day.  

It’s as simple as bringing veggies, fruits, whole grains, pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds from the side of the plate to front and centre – because this way of eating is good for us, and good for our planet… And it only takes one day to make a difference! 

Did you know that if you ‘Go Big on Plants’ for just one day, you can save 1,500 litres of water? That’s the equivalent to two whole weeks of showers! You could also reduce your carbon footprint by 2kg – that’s the energy needed to make 1,064 cups of tea!

So, get involved, ‘Go Big on Plants’, and feast on one of Alpro’s delicious ‘Plant-Filled Plates’ on the big day:  

Veggie Bean Burrito Bowl 

Serves: 2

Prep / Cooking Time: 15-20 mins

Topped with Alpro Plain Unsweetened No Sugars Big Pot, this Mexican feast is completely plant powered.

Ingredients 

2 flour tortilla raps 

1 small red onion, finely sliced 

2 limes 

1x 400g in of mixed beans, drained and rinsed 

1 roasted red pepper, from a jar, roughly chopped 

130g sweetcorn 

Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped 

4 radishes, finely sliced 

1 avocado, peeled and sliced 

1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra to brush the wraps with

4 heaped tbsp Alpro Plain Unsweetened Big Pot

1 tsp chipotle paste 

Salt and Pepper 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius 

  • Cover the red onion with boiling hot water and leave for 5 mins. Drain the water and pat dry. Place in a small bowl, season well with salt and pepper and add the juice of 1 lime. Leave to macerate whilst you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Brush the flour tortillas with oil lightly. Use the underside of a muffin tray to shape the tortillas into a bowl pushing the middle section of each into the gaps to hold in place. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and crisped.
  • Mix together the beans, sweetcorn, sliced radish, roasted red pepper, coriander, olive oil and juice of 1 lime. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Marble the chipotle paste into the Alpro Plain Unsweetened Big Pot.
  • Spoon the beans into the tortilla bowls, top with the red onions, sliced avocado and a big dollop of the sauce.  

Super Green Thai Curry

Serves: 2

Prep / Cooking Time: 20-30 mins

Go green or go home with this plant-packed Thai curry. Spinach? Check. Spring onions? Check. Peas? Check. And don’t forget the Alpro Coconut Unsweetened drink for that creamy finish.

Ingredients 

Small bunch coriander

Small bunch spring onions, white and green parts separated

100g spinach leaves

300ml Alpro Coconut Unsweetened drink

1-2 tbsp. green curry paste 

50g peas 

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes 

8 cherry tomatoes, halved 

100g baby sweetcorn, in half through the middle 

Juice of 1 lime 

Sunflower oil 

1 tbsp soya sauce or tamari 

Salt and pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius

  • Toss the sweet potato in a little sunflower oil, season and roast in the oven for 20 minutes until soft.
  • Add the spinach, spring onion tops, coriander (leaves and stems), green curry paste, soya sauce or tamari and Alpro Coconut Unsweetened drink to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 
  • In a large frying pan, sauté the baby corn for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat until starting to colour, add in the tomatoes and sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Lower the heat and add in the green sauce, peas and sweet potato heating through until the sauce is hot. 
  • Finely chop the white parts of the spring onion. Add the lime juice to the curry and season to taste. Sprinkle over the spring onions and serve.  Serve with brown or white rice. 

For more information on Plant Power Day visit our website here, and to discover more delicious plant-based recipes for the big day take a look here.   

 

 

 

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