Mango Pudding –Made from Eat to Live Cookbook
¼ cup raw almonds
2 ripe mangoes peeled and diced
3 dates pitted finely chopped
1/8 cup unsweetened coconut
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup currants
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Almond flakes and 2 dates for garnish.
1.Grind the almonds in a coffee grinder and keep aside.
2. In a blender jug add the mango, banana, coconut, chopped dates, vanilla and powdered almonds and blend to a smooth consistency.
3. Add the cinnamon and stir in the currants.
4. Spoon the mango pudding into serving glasses and garnish with dates and almond flakes.
Chill before serving.
I was recently sent a copy of Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr Fuhrman.The book has a selection of recipes that enable you to eat healthy and at the same time lose weight and keep it off permanently, without hunger or deprivation. The recipes are designed to improve your eating habits and the recipes help to reduce chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, naturally. The Ingredients that are used and the combinations of them help to provide superior nutrition and help you to eat healthy and remain fit by eradicating food cravings eliminating excess weight and reversing and preventing disease.
Dr Fuhrman the author of the book recommends a nutritarian lifestyle, this means that your daily diet should include:
- A salad
- ½ cup serving of beans /legumes
- Three fruits
- 1 ounce raw nuts or seeds
- 1 large serving of cooked green vegetables
He also advices to refrain from consuming all red meat and all barbecued, processed and cured meats, fried food, full fat dairy and trans fat, soft drinks, sugar and artificial sweeteners and finally white rice and white flour products.
The book starts with a nice introduction to ingredients, shopping tips, an Andi scoring guide that tells you which foods are better than others to eat and a tips and techniques section. The chapters that follow feature 200 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes, including:
- Smoothies and Juices
- Soups and Main Meals
- Salads and Salad Dressings
The recipes that are suitable for diabetics and aggressive weight loss are marked with a leaf symbol. Being a vegetarian myself I found that the variety of recipes was enormous and varied. I tried a few of the recipes which worked well but I missed the salt seasoning in them and found them a little bland, this I think is that one would need to train the palate to eat no salt. The dessert recipes were also good however as all the recipes used natural sugars only they lacked a sweetness that one is accustomed to but again this is due to teaching the palate to appreciate new tastes.Following the recipes in this book would definitely change your eating habits to promote a healthy diet.
I found the book useful, although some of the ingredients in the recipe are American versions and I had to find substitutes for them here in the UK. The book cover is very smart and clearly indicates the content of the book however I was disappointed that of the two hundred recipes there were only 12 photos of them all grouped in the centre of the book. Personally I love my recipes books to be more visual and inviting.The book is available in the Uk to buy from Amazon uk, it retails at £ 15.93.
Recipe instructions 5/5
Overall Score 10/15
I would like to Thank Harper Collins for sending me this book to review. All the views and opinions are honest my own.