Natural Power Foods by Christine Bailey
Christine Bailey is a positive power house herself so she knows what she is talking about here!
Christine's new book highlights the important link between
Christine offers extensive advice and tasty recipes (all freefrom, of course!) to enable you to harness the natural power of food and boost your mood. Specialised chapters provide practical nutritional advice to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of conditions, from depression and difficulty sleeping to Seasonal Affective Disorder and PMS.
Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
A light, low-carb dish using lettuce leaves instead of bread to enclose the filling. Walnut oil is a good source of omega 3 essential fats and provides a wonderful nutty flavour to the dressing. Instead of chicken breast you could use turkey mince and brown it in the pan.
For the dressing:
1 tbsp coconut oil
Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the mushrooms and garlic for 3–4 minutes until browned, taking care not to burn the garlic. Place in a bowl with the chicken and walnuts, add the dressing and mix gently. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and serve immediately.
Puy Lentil Salad
250g (9oz/1¼ cups) puy lentils
For the dressing:
Place the lentils in a large pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down, cover with a lid and simmer for 15–20 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the lentils and place in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and basil leaves.
Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, pour over the lentil salad and toss lightly to coat.
Maca Ice Cream
Maca is a delicious superfood known for its ability to help the body cope with stress. This dairy-free ice cream is simple to prepare, high in protein and low in sugar. For a really creamy texture use canned coconut milk.
280g (10oz/1¾ cups) cashews
Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Pour into an ice-cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Alternatively pour into a freezable container and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and beat in a food processor until smooth. Return to the freezer until required.
2 ripe bananas
Place the bananas, avocado, oil, cacao powder,