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Kefir Lime Colada

Water kefir from The Supercharged Green Juice & Smoothie Diet by Christine Bailey is simple to make and an effective way to support your gut health and give your immune system a boost as well. By blending in fruit and supercharged foods you create an amazing, healthy, fizzy smoothie.

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Ingredients:

zest and juice of 1 lime

80g/2 ¾ oz fresh or frozen pineapple, chopped

1 tbsp lucuma powder

250ml/9fl oz/1 cup water kefir

1 tsp tocotrienols or oil of 1 vitamin

E capsule, plus the squeezed capsule

1 tsp probiotic powder

1 tsp manuka or raw honey, or coconut sugar

4 ice cubes

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients, except the ice, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the ice and blend to create a slushy drink.
  • Serve immediately.

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Heavy Metal Detox

Rich with coriander and watercress, and with fruity highlights, this intensely green smoothie from the book The Supercharged Green Juice & Smoothie Diet by Christine Bailey packs quite a punch. It will keep your body clean and help to remove toxins and waste material – a great smoothie to include in a detox or cleansing programme. Freezing the banana keeps the taste fresh and light.

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Ingredients:

1 small banana

¼ tsp chlorella powder

¼ tsp wheatgrass powder

1 tsp ground flaxseed

1 small handful of coriander leaves

1 small handful of watercress leaves

¼ mango, peeled and chopped

100ml/3½fl oz/generous

1/3 cup coconut water or water

Method:

  • Chop the banana and put it into a freezer bag.
  • Exclude all the air, then seal and freeze overnight or until solid.
  • Put the banana into a blender or food processor and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve immediately.

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Matcha Superfood Bites

These antioxidant-packed nuggets from The Gut Health Diet Plan by Christine Bailey are ideal for healing the gut and lowering inflammation. Matcha has anti-bacterial effects on the digestive system making it a useful choice for improving gut health. The raw cacao butter makes the snacks rich and creamy – an indulgent healing treat.

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Makes: 10 bites

Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 15 minutes soaking and 30 minutes chilling

Ingredients:

60g/2 ¼ oz/1/3 cup xylitol

60g/2 ¼ oz/ ½ cup dried cherriesor goji berries

120g/4 ¼ oz/ ½ cup cashew nut butter

zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp matcha green tea powder

a pinch of sea salt

2 tbsp raw cacao powder, lucuma powder or goji berry powder

60g/2 ¼ oz/heaped ¼ cup raw cacao butter or coconut oil, melted

30g/1oz/scant ¼ cup plain, vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder, colostrum powder or collagen powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

matcha green tea powder, lucuma powder or cacao powder, for dusting

Method:

  • Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the xylitol into a blender or food processor and grind very finely. Soak the cherries in warm water for 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Put the cashew nut butter into a food processor or a bowl and add the xylitol, lemon zest and juice, matcha, salt, cacao powder and cacao butter. Pulse, or stir, to combine. Add the cherries and the remaining ingredients, and process, or stir, to form a dough. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out walnut-size pieces. Roll into balls and put on the prepared baking sheet. Roll the truffles in a little matcha powder or use some or all of the powders for dusting. Serve or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Braised Chicken with Green Olives & Preserved Lemon

The combination of spices, lemon and herbs from The Gut Health Diet by Christine Bailey provide plenty of flavour for this Turkish-inspired, one-pot dish. It’s ideal for a weekday meal because it can be prepared ahead of time. Serve with cauliflower rice or Paleo bread, if you like. A spoonful of sauerkraut or pickles alongside the dish will give it a probiotic boost.

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Serves: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

1 small pinch of saffron threads

4 boneless chicken thighs

1 tbsp coconut oil

4 shallots, cut into halves

2 garlic cloves, sliced

¼ tsp ground turmeric

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

2 tomatoes, chopped

10 pitted green olives

250ml/9fl oz/1 cup chicken bone broth (page 39)

1 preserved lemon, chopped

1 handful of parsley leaves, chopped

sea salt and ground black pepper

Seeded Paleo Bread , to serve (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 
  • Put the saffron in a small mortar and crush using a pestle. Leave to one side.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole over a medium heat and cook the chicken on all sides for 2–3 minutes to brown it. Remove the chicken and leave to one side.
  • Add the shallots, garlic, saffron and spices to the casserole. Cook gently for 5 minutes or until the shallots are soft. Return the chicken to the casserole and scatter over the tomatoes and olives.
  • Pour in the broth and bring to the boil. Cover and cook in the oven for 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Stir in the preserved lemon and parsley, then serve with Paleo bread, if you like.

 

Gut Health: Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Tomato Chipotle Sauce

This flavourful dish of Italian-style meatballs has a subtle spicy kick from the sauce. This recipe comes from The Gut Health Diet Plan by Christine Bailey. The sauce and meatballs can be prepared in advance, then reheated and cooked when ready to eat, for a quick and easy mid-week meal.
Even better, turkey is a high-protein, low-fat meat that is rich in gut-supporting nutrients, including iron and zinc. It is easy to digest and contains essential amino acids for gut repair. Serve with the courgette/zucchini noodles on page 87 for an even healthier meal!

104 Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Serves 2

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
1 small red onion, cut into quarters
2 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
½ red pepper/ bell pepper, deseeded and cut into large chunks
500g/ 1lb 2oz plum tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 tsp chipotle sauce or a few drops of Tabasco sauce, to taste
1 tsp lime jusice
250g/ 9oz minced/ ground turkey
½ egg, beaten
1 tbsp coconut oil
sea salt and ground black pepper
chopped parsley leaves, to serve

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/ Gas 5. Put the onion in a roasting pan and add the garlic, red pepper/ bell pepper and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, then add the olive oil. Toss the vegetables in the oil to coat, then roast for 30 minutes until tender and lightly golden.
  • Put the roasted vegetables into a blender or food processor and add the chipotle sauce and lime juice. Blend until smooth, then transfer to a saucepan over a medium-high hear and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to one side.
  • Put the turkey in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the egg and stir well. Shape into little balls. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the balls for 5-6 minutes until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels.
  • Return the sauce to a gentle simmer, then put the meatballs in the sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes until cooked through. Scatter with parsley and serve.

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Smoked Salmon with Sweet Potato and Apple Röstis to Improve Your Gut Health

A herbed yogurt is served here with sweet potato röstis and salmon to make a healthy and delicious breakfast from Christine Bailey’s The Gut Health Diet Plan! Sweet potato is a tasty and nutrient-rich alternative to potatoes. It is packed with soluble fibre to support healthy gut bacteria and contains gut-protective carotenoids, and it is exceptionally tasty combined with apple!

066 Smoked Salmon with Sweet Potato

Serves 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 sweet potato, about 200g/ 7oz, unpeeled, cut in half lengthways
1 eating apple
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp almond flour or very finely ground almonds, plus extra if needed
1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
2 large slices of smoked salmon
sea salt and ground black pepper

Herbed yogurt
60g/ 2 ¼ oz/ ¼ cup coconut yogurt
1 tbsp chopped coriander/ cilantro leaves
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
1 tsp lemon juice

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180c/ 350F, Gas 4. To make the herbed yogurt, put the yogurt in a bowl and stir in the herbs and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. To make the röstis, microwave half the potato at full power for 2-3 minutes until soft. Leave to cool, then peel off the skin. (Alternatively, bake in an oven preheated to 180c/350F/ Gas 4 for 1 hour.)
  • Mash the potato in a bowl. Coarsely grate the remaining potato and the apple onto paper towels and squeeze to remove the excess moisture. Tip into the bowl and add the egg and almond flour. Season and stir. The mixture should hold its shape. Add more almond flour if needed.
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Divide the mixture in half and shape into 2 patties 1cm/ ½ inch thick. Use a large spatula to lift the patties into the pan. Lower the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until the base is golden. Transfer the pan to the oven for 5 minutes to cook the röstis through. Serve topped with the salmon and a spoonful of herbed yogurt.Christine-Bailey

Christine Bailey, M.Sc., is a qualified nutritionist, food and health consultant, chef and cookery teacher. A member of the Guild of Health Writers, she writes for numerous health and food magazines and is the author of The Top 100 Low-Salt Recipes and The Top 100 Recipes for Brainy Kids for DBP. Christine runs courses and workshops, advises local authorities and schools, and works with a number of charities and organisations including the World Cancer Research Fund UK.

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#14days of Wellbeing Round Up

We hope you have enjoyed the past 14 days! We loved sharing our wellbeing tips and tricks with you. If you would like to find out more, and to be informed about the next time we do the #14days of wellbeing, please sign up to  our newsletter!

The books that we have included, and you might like to delve into a little deeper, are:

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Saimaa Miller
Aussie Body Diet
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In the Mood for Healthy Food
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Boost your immunity with this green juice!

Immune Blast

Blast fat and enhance your immune health with this vibrant juice. Traditionally, chaga has been used to support the immune system, promote longevity and preserve youth. The addition of coconut oil helps to energize the body and support a healthy metabolism, boosting weight loss. Butternut squash and carrot are high in vitamin A, which is great for your vision, your skin and your immune system.

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp CHAGA MUSHROOM powder

300g/10 1/2 oz butternut squash, peeled

2 carrots

1 handful of spinach leaves

1 orange, peeled

1/2 tsp COCONUT OIL, melted

1 handful of ice cubes

Method:

Make a tea with the chaga by adding it to 150ml/5fl oz/scant 2/3 cup hot water. Stir and leave to cool. Put the squash, carrots, spinach and orange through an electric juicer. Pour into a blender and add the tea, oil and ice cubes. Process briefly, then serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving

Kcals 243 | Protein 6.7g

Carbohydrates 47.8g, of which sugars 37.1g

Fat 2.8g, of which saturates 1.5g

 

Extracted from The Supercharged Green Juice and Smoothie Diet by Christine Bailey

 

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Supercharge Your Life with Christine Bailey’s Juices and Smoothies!

Supercharged juices and smoothies are a surprisingly easy and satisfying way to reboot your health. Juices are gentle on the digestive system and readily assimilated by the body. Ideal for a meal, a snack or a post-workout treat, they energize your body and fuel your day. To know more, you can read Christine Bailey‘s just released The Supercharged Green Juice & Smoothie Diet.

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Grapefruit Greens
Tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, this citrusy green juice makes a terrific morning drink. Blending in matcha green tea powder gives this juice a terrific antioxidant boost and makes it a useful weight-loss drink, because green tea has been shown to stimulate the metabolism.

Ingredients:
½ romaine or cos lettuce
1 pink grapefruit, peeled
1 apple
¼ tsp matcha green tea powder

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients, except the matcha, through an electric juicer. Transfer to a blender or food processor and add the matcha, then blend until smooth. Serve the juice immediately.

Morning Blend
Shop-bought processed orange juice is a poor substitute for the real thing. Instead, make up this zingy anti-inflammatory mix. If you can get fresh turmeric root, add this to the juicer as well, but if not, you can blend in turmeric powder at the end. Camu camu powder is a good way to boost the vitamin C level, making it ideal for improving your immunity.

Ingredients:
2 apples
2 oranges, peeled
1cm/½in piece of root ginger, peeled
5mm/¼in piece of turmeric root or a large pinch of ground turmeric
¼ tsp camu camu powder, or baobab
powder or acai berry powder

Method:

  • Put the apples, oranges, ginger and turmeric root (but not the ground turmeric) through an electric juicer. Transfer to a blender or food processor and add the ground turmeric, if using, and the camu camu powder, then blend until smooth. Serve the juice immediately.

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Supercharge your juices/smoothies in 2016!

Did you overindulge over Christmas and New Year? Want to supercharge your 2016? Then watch this video! Nutrition expert Christine Bailey talks us through the best supplements to add to your healthy green juices and smoothies. Want more energy? Healthier skin, hair and nails? To lose weight? Then watch this and get detoxing!

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Learn how to make a healthy green juice or smoothie with Christine Bailey

Did you overindulge this Christmas? Of course you did! Do you want to start a healthy, happy 2016? Why not try and incorporate green juices and smoothies into your diet? And for the more hardcore, a detox?

So how exactly do you make a healthy green juice or smoothie? What do you need? In what proportion? Find out with nutrition expert Christine Bailey!

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Enjoying a Gluten Free Christmas

by Christine Bailey

This article has been cross-posted from www.christinebailey.co.uk.

The festive season can be a tricky time if you suffer with allergies or coeliac disease If you are avoiding gluten for example you may feel that you’re missing out.  Whether its office buffets, parties, eating out or simply coping with food served on Christmas Day you need to be savvy about what you can and cannot eat. Thankfully more and more companies are providing a great range of gluten free options and many of the seasonal foods around Christmas time are of course naturally gluten free (think cranberries, nuts, Brussels sprouts etc). However you may need to check how they have been prepared and cooked.

Party Tips
If you’ve been invited to a party the best option is to take some allergy free goodies with you. We have a great selection of treats in our recipe pages or you can simply take healthy dips, crudities, nuts and salads with you. If you’re making your own mince pies remember to check the ingredients in shop bought mincemeat as some contain gluten.

Homemade blinis or crackers / breads are a delicious option as a canapé or starter or breakfast option and can be topped with a wide range of ingredients such as smoked salmon, prawns, avocado, roast beef and horseradish or Christmas chutney. Bags of nuts and seeds and dried fruit are easy healthy options that make ideal hassle free party snacks. Watch the crisps especially flavoured varieties as they often contain gluten. Bags of vegetable crisps and fruit crisps or freeze dried fruits and vegetables are typically gluten and dairy free.

Christmas Drinks
If you like your beer thankfully there are many gluten free varieties now available. Mulled wine is a popular party favourite or for a creamy option make up your own Egg Nog style drink using almond milk blended with nuts, banana and dates for a healthy dairy free option.  Have a look at our drinks pages for inspiration. Another great tip is to make a protein shake and drink before going out – the protein helps stabilise your blood sugar so you are not starving making it less likely you will over indulge.

Those Little Extras
Often its those little extras that can catch us out when going gluten free – gravy may be thickened with flour. Stuffing is often ladened with wheat flour and starch. Potatoes may be tossed in flour before roasting and some sausages contain wheat starch. You can make your own gravy by thickening with cornflour or arrowroot and for extra flavour add a spoonful of redcurrant jelly. Bread sauce is easily made with gluten free bread and almond milk or coconut cream if you want it to be dairy free as well.

For stuffing, simply follow your favourite recipe and substitute ground nuts or use quinoa or millet instead of bread.

Sweet Endings
Again there are many gluten free Christmas puddings available but you can also make your own by using gluten free flours, ground almonds and / or gluten free bread. You don’t need to use suet in puddings either – butter, coconut butter or a dairy free spread can be used instead.  Try my chocolate gingerbread cake recipe for a delicious alternative to Christmas cake or why not make up your own healthier truffles or chocolates.

Getting Prepared
If you’re new to cooking allergy free find a wealth of gluten free, raw, paleo recipes on my website which are all suitable for gluten free diets. Many of these can be made in advance and frozen or stored for a later time.  Seeded bread is a fabulous standby healthy protein rich bread option. Make up a batch of granola too – perfect for breakfast but also healthy snacking.

If you’re looking for new inspiration why not book yourself onto one of our cookery days. If you have children then get them cooking and enjoying healthy food with our hands on cookery day.

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