As super healthy fashion-queen Victoria Beckham tweeted a January snap proclaiming "Love this healthy eating cookbook! X", we couldn't help but whip out our own copy of Honestly Healthy to decide what we will be having for lunch today at HELLO! Online.
Packed with nutritional nuggets and tips to keep your body in balance, organic gourmet vegetarian chef, Natasha Corrett, and leading nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson, combine their expertise to encourage others to eat their way to a healthier lifestyle.
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Using the revolutionary alkaline lifestyle, Honestly Healthy provides an easy-to-follow diet that doesn't limit the food you can eat, ensuring that its readers stay fuller for longer. With variations on treats such as cakes, pancakes, breads and ice-creams, you won't feel deprived in the slightest.
Providing a clear explanation of alkalizing foods and their healing and preventative properties, its authors offer the modern cook a host of flavoursome recipes recommended for different times of the day and different stages of life.
Following a pH spectrum to create harmony within the body, Natasha and Viki claim that eating alkaline-rich foods – such as mangos, watercress and artichoke – reduces the strain on the body's digestive system.
By steering clear of acid-forming processed foods, this new way of thinking could be the solution to banishing your body's common complaints, even boosting your immune system, increasing energy and maintaining blood sugar levels.
Begin your morning with a protein-packed porridge made with the ancient superfood grain, quinoa, and top off with super-healthy goji berries, pomegranate seeds and home-made macadamia nut milk for a touch of sweetness.
Macadamia nuts have abundant essential fats and zinc to boost immunity, while goji berries add the antioxidant beta-carotene to give you the best start to the day.
And for those who suffer from allergies and intolerances, this health-concious cookbook could be your daily saviour when planning meals for the rest of the family. With Honestly Healthy's spelt mini pizzas, which are low in gluten, everyone can pick the topping they desire without dispute – our favourite is the flavour-filled fennel and sweet potato with goat's cheese!
Here's just a taster of how you can eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way...
Quinoa Porridge with Macadamia Nut Milk
Honestly Healthy ‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips
Puy Lentil, Coconut and Goat’s Cheese Bake
Honestly Healthy Mini Pizzas