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Healthy granola recipe made with cinnamon and chia

Chef and nutritionist, Christine Bailey has a new book out called Power Foods. In it she reveals the surprising link between diet and mental health, and how healthy eating can lead you from lethargy to a happy, energetic new lifestyle. Time to get rid of some of that trashy food and bless your body.

There’s a chance to win one of her books, but more on that in a bit; for now, here’s a recipe from Christine from the book.

chia granola

Lift your mood with a nutritious granola

Cinnamon Chia Granola

Bake up a batch of this granola and store in an airtight container as a healthy snack or breakfast option. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 essential fats important for healthy cell membranes and neurotransmitter function.

115g / 4oz porridge oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
30g / 1oz shelled hemp seed
60g / 2oz sunflower seeds
60g / 2oz pumpkin seeds
2tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp honey or coconut syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp apple juice

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3. Line a baking tray with non-stick parchment paper.
2. Combine the oats, seeds and cinnamon in a bowl and stir. Mix together the honey, oil and apple juice. Stir the honey mixture into the oats and coat thoroughly.
3. Spread the mixture onto the baking tray. Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden and crisp. Stir occasionally during cooking. Allow to cool before serving.

Win Christine Bailey’s latest book

Christine’s new book, Power Foods, basically looks at how depression, stress and low-energy levels are often made worse by our quick-fix diet of caffeine, alcohol and sugary snacks. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way…

Drawing on her knowledge as a nutritionist, Christine presents extensive advice and tasty recipes to enable you to harness the natural power of food and boost your mood.

Power Foods has lots of practical nutritional advice to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of conditions, from depression and difficulty sleeping to Seasonal Affective Disorder and PMS.

Power Foods is available from Duncan Baird at £10.99. However, she is giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner. To enter the prize draw to win a book send an email and we’ll contact the winner on 21st February 2014 (UK residents only.)

Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding recipe and a chance to Win The Functional Nutrition Cookbook

Our friend and nutritionist, Christine Bailey, has another book out. This time it’s in collaboration with fellow nutritionist, Lorraine Nicolle. The book is called The Functional Nutrition Cookbook: Addressing Biochemical Imbalances through Diet (published by Singing Dragon on 15 September 2012).

This unique cookbook, with a CD-ROM of printable recipes, doesn’t just help you get round health problems, it helps you know what food you can eat to counter-act the complaints.

You can make a real difference to issues like gastro-intestinal problems, a weak immune system and hormone imbalances through diet. Recipes are provided for each imbalance and there’s even a chapter on how to age healthily.

I’ve got a copy of this book to give away, so if you’re interested in winning a copy, send me an email with your name and address (UK addresses only, competition closes 20.9.12).

Berry Chia Pudding Breakfast

Berry Chia Pudding Breakfast

Try the Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding recipe

This recipe is taken from Christine’s new book. It uses Chia seeds, which are a rich source of omega-3 (alpha linolenic – ALA) fatty acids and antioxidants. They are great for adding to desserts, smoothies and bars, as well as for this grain-free breakfast pudding. Rich in soluble fibre, they form a gel when added to water or juice that helps slow down the rate of digestion, keeping you feeling full throughout the morning. In addition, the sesame seeds in the tahini contain omega-6 (linoleic acid – LA) fatty acids.

Serves 4
50g / 1 ¾ oz / ½ cup chia seeds
250ml / 8floz / 1cup 100% unsweetened pomegranate juice
2tbsp tahini
12 soft pitted dates, chopped
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon
225g / 8oz raspberries

1. Place the chia seeds in the juice and leave to soak for 20 minutes. The seeds should swell up and thicken the liquid.
2. Place all the ingredients but only half of the raspberries into a blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining raspberries.
3. Spoon into bowls and serve

Win Christine Bailey’s The Raw Food Diet Book

Now that a new year is fast approaching many people will be considering their health and their diet.

Our nutritionist friend, Christine Bailey, has written a helpful guide to The Raw Food Diet (that’s the book’s title).

Join the food revolution

Join the raw food revolution

Eating raw can help lose a few pounds and may well leave you feeling healthier. But you may just want to a raw diet for a little while – that’s why try Christine’s book comes with three diet plans: a weekend raw blitz, a week-long plan and instructions on going raw for life. All are accompanied by quick and easy recipes (100 in total) with advice on stocking up, key ingredients and preparing food.

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning the book then simply send me an email with “rawfooddiet” in the subject line. The competition closes on 28th December 2011 (UK addresses only).

Good luck.

Advanced nutrition cookery workshops – extra Gluten and Dairy Free Day

If you haven’t heard about Christine Bailey before you need to!

She is a nutritionist with a gift for explaining things, and you may have come across her excellent book ‘Top 100 Brainy Recipes for Kids’. Christine is not only a nutritional therapist but a chef and a food and health trainer too, so she knows what she’s talking about.

Let me update you on her very popular cookery workshop days – they’re so popular she’s had to add extra dates. Each event involves nutritional advice, cookery demos, question and answer sessions and, of course, food tastings. Tickets always go fast so if you want to go, book early.

The latest addition is a Gluten & Dairy Free Cooking Day where you can learn how to make alternative staples like breads, pancakes, cakes and biscuits, enjoy dairy free desserts, find out about alternative grains and how to use them, and learn about labelling and what to look out for.

  • Fuel for Sport—Competitive Athlete Day – Sunday 23rd May
  • Nutritional Support for Breast and other Hormonal Cancers – Sunday 20th June
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Cooking – Sunday 4th July
  • Healthy Seasonal Summer Cooking – Saturday 17th July
  • Healthy Packed Lunches – Saturday 4th September

Courses run from 11am-4pm at the Centre for Nutrition Education in Wokingham, Berkshire. Tickets cost: £50. Phone 0118 979 8686 or email chris@cnelm.co.uk.