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Spiced roasted beetroot and apple soup with herb yogurt drizzle

Spiced roasted beetroot and apple soup with herb yogurt drizzle

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Beetroots are traditionally known for their ability to support bile flow, as well as improving circulation in the body. Beetroot and apples are also a great source of soluble fibre for healthy digestion. Serves 2 Ingredients: 250g beetroot peeled and diced 1 apple, quartered ½ onion, quartered 1 garlic clove Olive oil for drizzling 1tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp ground…

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Blueberry almond bread

Blueberry almond bread

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). A delicious low FODMAP bread, grain-free and wonderfully moist thanks to the addition of coconut flour. This will freeze well too. Simply cut into slices and open freeze until firm. Alternatively, store in the fridge for up to four to five days. Berries are a fabulous food rich in polyphenols to support a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Makes one…

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Homemade coconut yogurt

Homemade coconut yogurt

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). To make your own coconut yogurt, you will need to introduce bacteria into the coconut milk. You can buy commercially available yogurt starter kits or use half a teaspoon of probiotic powder. The addition of agar flakes or gelatine helps the yogurt to thicken to create a thick, creamy set yogurt. Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 1tbsp…

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Your new year shape-up plan

Your new year shape-up plan

As we head towards the start of a new year, with fresh goals in mind, now is the time to think about shaping up and detoxing the system. And here are some simple steps to get started. We often tell ourselves the overindulgence we enjoy at Christmas is OK because come January, we will firmly be on the healthy living wagon, which means millions of people begin a new year with some kind of slimming and detox plan. But to…

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The lowdown on digestive enzymes

The lowdown on digestive enzymes

Our digestive system plays a critical role in so many aspects of our health and wellbeing, and so it’s important you’re taking care of it. And here, Leyla Moudden, Naturopath and Enzyme Educator for Enzymedica UK and Enzyme Science UK, explains the relationship between digestive enzymes and food intolerances. Food intolerance in the UK is increasing, with approximately 30 per cent of the UK population estimated to report a negative reaction to food, but only two per cent of the…

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Raw apple and carrot cake

Raw apple and carrot cake

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin, you could press the mixture into individual moulds. Makes 12 portions Preparation: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for three days Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 2 apples, grated 115g/4oz/1 cup pecans, finely ground 85g/3oz/1 cup shredded coconut 2tbsp lucuma…

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Broccoli pear soup

Broccoli pear soup

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A lovely light creamy soup. Broccoli is rich in glucosinolates, which helps support liver detoxification, while the pear provides plenty of additional fibre for digestive health. Serves 4 Ingredients: 600ml vegetable stock 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 small potato, chopped Juice of ½ lemon 1tbsp tamari Sea salt and black pepper to taste…

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Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A light lemon dressing coats this wonderfully refreshing salad. Perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Fennel contains essential oils, such as anethole, which are mildly diuretic, while apples are a great source of pectin and fibre to support digestion. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for two days Ingredients: 1 fennel…

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Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). Instead of resorting to sugary cereals, try this protein packed nut and seed muesli. Simply top with fresh fruit and coconut yogurt for a simple, fuss free breakfast. The combination of seeds and nuts makes this high in fibre, protein and healthy fats to energise your morning. Serves 4-6 Preparation: 10 minutes Storage: Keep in an airtight container for one month Ingredients: 40g/1½/1…

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Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Bananas are a fabulous mood boosting food; rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin, which is our feel good, mood boosting neurotransmitter. Bananas are high in potassium, which aids in the regulation of blood pressure making them particularly useful when stressed. (serves 4-6)  Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer: 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g…

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