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SWEET CHILLI SAUCE

Here’s the perfect recipe if you feel like adding a boost of flavour and a touch of warmth to your meals. A purely delicious and healthy sweet chilli sauce that you can make in about 5 minutes. 

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Chillies are a great source of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A, helping to promote vision and support reproduction, growth as well as a healthy immune system.  It can raise your metabolic rate, increasing energy expenditure and metabolic rate. Studies have shown that chilli consumption can help control and reduce insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia (high insulin levels) often associated with type 2 diabetes. Other great benefits are that chilli can help stimulate digestion and help with gastrointestinal orders and also work as an anti-inflammatory helping to reduce symptoms of arthritis. Red capsicum (bell peppers) are low in fat, carbs and calories and high in antioxidants such as beta-carotene a precursor to vitamin A, helping to promote vision and support a healthy immune system.

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ingredients (Makes 1 jar)

1 long red chilli, deseeded and chopped
2 red capsicum, seeded and chopped
1 cm piece fresh grated ginger
4 fresh pitted dates
1 lime (see notes)
pinch of sea salt
generous pinch of black pepper

 

method

  1. Combine chilli, capsicum, ginger, dates, lime, sea salt and pepper into a high performance blender like a Vitamix.
  2. Blend for 15 – 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass jar store in the fridge for upto 2 weeks.
  4. Delight your taste buds and enjoy over your favourite dishes.
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