A flat of red amaranth microgreens.

Amaranth microgreens are tasty and nutritious.

Easy to digest and high in protein, colorful micro amaranth is gluten-free and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This recipe comes from nutritionist Rachel Caine, who is with us this week to advise staff and customers on dietary matters.

(Serves 1-2)

1 large carrot, peeled and shaved
1 green apple, chopped
1 handful of kale, spinach or collard greens, chopped
1 spring onion (scallion), thinly sliced
1 handful of amaranth microgreens
Fresh orange juice
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Mix the first five ingredients and dress with a squeeze of fresh orange juice, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.