The Brain Boost Diet Plan by Christine Bailey

The Brain Boost Diet Plan by Christine Bailey

Author:Christine Bailey
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: The Brain Boost Diet Plan
ISBN: 9781848993396
Publisher: Watkins Media
Published: 2017-10-26T04:00:00+00:00

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER WAFFLE 370 Kcals, Protein 15.9g, Carbohydrates 17.5g of which sugars 2.7g, Fat 25.5g of which saturates 4.5g

Savoury Waffles with Creamy Mushrooms

Make up some of these waffles for a brunch or light lunch. They can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days, making them ideal as a grab-and-go breakfast option. This recipe is dairy-free, but you can add a couple of spoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese to the batter, if you like.

Makes 4 large waffles

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

100–125ml/3½–4fl oz/scant ½ cup½ cup almond milk

5 eggs

100g/3½oz/scant 1 cup almond flour (not ground almonds)

30g/1oz/¼ cup coconut flour

3 tbsp arrowroot powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp ground turmeric

2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes optional (or use grated Parmesan cheese)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or MCT oil or coconut oil, plus 2 tsp olive oil and extra for greasing

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tomato, chopped

8 button or chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced

100ml/3½fl oz/scant ½ cup full-fat canned coconut milk

sea salt and ground black pepper

1 Pour 100ml/3½fl oz/scant ½ cup almond milk into a high-speed blender or food processor and add the eggs, flours, arrowroot, bicarbonate of soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, turmeric, yeast flakes, the 2 tablespoons oil and the vinegar. Whiz to form a smooth, thick batter, adding a little more milk if needed.

2 Grease a waffle iron. Pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook for 5 minutes or according to the manufacturer’s directions. Repeat with the remaining batter.

3 Meanwhile, to make the creamy mushrooms, heat the 2 teaspoons oil in a frying pan over a low heat and cook the garlic and tomato for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and fry for another 2 minutes or until soft. Pour in the milk and simmer for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the waffles.

Brain Benefits

Both edible and medicinal mushrooms are known to support nerve and brain health. They are a great source of B vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and polysaccharides, including beta-glucans – compounds which are known for their immune-supporting benefits.


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