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.
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
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.)