“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”Unknown

Springtime is a time of positivity. The landscape is draped in beautiful colours as the new growth and blooms emerge. The days are warmer; the transformation of spring is here.

Mother nature’s forces are put to work and the earth embraces the smallest of change with regrowth and newness.

Spring is a good time to spend some time on your self.

  • Self reflection gives you the chance to do some soul searching and to reflect on changes you may want to take.
  • Deep cleansing helps to remove the stresses we put on our skin and hair through the products we pile on and winters drying effects. Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate to remove the dead skin and impurities and also stimulates skin cell renewal. A deep moisturising treatment will get your skin and hair glowing.
  • Soaking in the bath not only has mental health benefits but it also has physical benefits. Spring is the perfect time to start the habit, so grab a good book, put on your favourite playlist and relax.
  • Eat spring foods to help shed the winter weight. There is no better time than spring to take stock of eating habits and start fresh. The earth has given us exactly what we need and spring is the time to eat produce that will aid our digestion. Green leafy vegetables are coming into season and are perfect for helping our bodies recover from winters dense comfort foods. NB: Don’t forget to treat before you eat. Learn how to treat your food.
  • Now is the time to set some spring resolutions. New year is hot and most of us never get around to the resolutions we make but spring is the perfect time for forming new habits.
  • When the days get longer, the weather begins to get warmer and the plants begin to bloom, now is the perfect time to get outdoors. So why not take your daily work out outdoors. Being outdoors helps to release stress and studies have found that exercising outdoors makes you more revitalised, engaged and energised. The researchers also found that if you exercise outdoors you will feel less tension, anger and depression. Nature has a way of making people feel calm and exercising outdoor can strengthen that effect.

For the earth, spring is a time of renewal and change so why not make some small changes in your life.

SPRING SAVINGS
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Mustard Spring Greens

Yields6 Servings

 2 bunches of thin asparagus
 250 g snow peas or sugar snap peas
 250 g green beans
 80 g unsalted butter
 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
 ½ cup mint leaves
 ½ cup whole egg mayonnaise
 juice of 1 lemon
 2 tbsp sour cream
 Biohawk's Ginger Infused Oil
 salt and pepper

1

Place mayonnaise, lemon juice, sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger Infused Oil in a bowl and mix until ingredients are combined. Season with salt and pepper and mix until a loose dressing has formed.

2

Coat the asparagus, snow peas and beans in Ginger Infused Oil and set aside.

3

Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil.

4

Blanch the vegetables for 1 minute until bright green. Drain and add to a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking process. Drain again.

5

Melt the butter in the same saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in the mustard. Add the blanched vegetables and mint and toss in the butter for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

6

Drizzle the dressing over the mustard greens.

7

Serve with Crispy skinned salmon, baked chicken breast, duck breast or any of your favourite meats.

Ingredients

 2 bunches of thin asparagus
 250 g snow peas or sugar snap peas
 250 g green beans
 80 g unsalted butter
 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
 ½ cup mint leaves
 ½ cup whole egg mayonnaise
 juice of 1 lemon
 2 tbsp sour cream
 Biohawk's Ginger Infused Oil
 salt and pepper

Directions

1

Place mayonnaise, lemon juice, sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger Infused Oil in a bowl and mix until ingredients are combined. Season with salt and pepper and mix until a loose dressing has formed.

2

Coat the asparagus, snow peas and beans in Ginger Infused Oil and set aside.

3

Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil.

4

Blanch the vegetables for 1 minute until bright green. Drain and add to a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking process. Drain again.

5

Melt the butter in the same saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in the mustard. Add the blanched vegetables and mint and toss in the butter for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

6

Drizzle the dressing over the mustard greens.

7

Serve with Crispy skinned salmon, baked chicken breast, duck breast or any of your favourite meats.

Mustard Spring Greens