The older I get, the less appealing fast food is to me, and the more I lick my lips when I see bowls of beautifully put together mushrooms, vegetables, wholegrains and fruits. If you haven’t yet come to the realisation that healthy food is also delicious, it’s time to try Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Butternut with Quinoa & Avocado


Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Butternut with Quinoa & Avocado

Serves 2



1 butternut

olive oil as needed

salt & pepper as needed

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

1 clove garlic

2 cups spinach

1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 avocado

1 lemon

black sesame & hemp seeds as needed



1 Cut the butternut in half, drizzle with oil, season well and bake in a 180°C oven for about 45 minutes. The butternut is done when it can easily be cut with a fork.

2 Boil water and add quinoa. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.

3 Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan, add minced garlic, spinach and mushrooms and cook until tender. Season well.

4 To serve, place the spinach-mushroom mix in the butternut halves. Cover quinoa with avocado slices and serve with half a lemon. Top everything with black sesame and hemp seeds.

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