Annelies Raw Food Power – Exciting New Recipe Book just out!
After a serious car crash while working left her battered, bruised, and burned, Annelie spent almost a year healing, a time of huge learning. In Annelie’s Raw Food Power she shares not only her recipes and remedies but also her wealth of herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle knowledge. She is deeply passionate about feeling alive and creative, and this book will inspire you to make the best and most energizing choices for your mind and body, wherever you live.
From Sleep Easy natural tea to raw crackers tailored to a toddler’s picky palate, through to breakfast cereals for the whole family, birthday cakes, and cough syrups, this book contains everything you need to begin your own personal journey towards raw health, vitality, and a more energized lifestyle. This is more than just a cookery book, it’s also an insight into how a young family left the urban jungle for the real jungle and how living by an invigorating diet can be life changing.
A former Hollywood stunt girl, Annelie Whitfield is now a qualified naturopath and herbalist living in Costa Rica. She has spent the last eight years running clinics, treating patients, and travelling the world in search of powerful natural remedies and recipes. This book was written while she and her young family traveled and lived in Costa Rica. It is the story of the journey accompanied by all the recipes and remedies she made and discovered along the way.
Serves 2 – Preparation time 5 minutes
“When I’m very busy and need a boost I make this protein-rich drink, which is packed full of antioxidant-rich berries and immune-feeding medicinal mushrooms. You can add whatever extra berry yumminess you want.”
130 g/4¾ oz (1 cup) fresh strawberries, hulled
135 g/4¾ oz (1 cup) fresh raspberries or blueberries
30 g/1 oz (¼ cup) goji berries
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp chia seeds (optional but adds thickness)
1 tsp medicinal mushrooms (optional)
250 ml/9 fl oz (1 cup) spring or filtered water
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
“Medicinal mushrooms – People often ask me what are the best immune-boosting herbs and my top recommendations are medicinal mushrooms. Each medicinal mushroom possesses its own magical properties; however, using a blend of mushrooms really feeds, supports and works as an insurance system for the immune and nervous systems.
Mushrooms are extremely rich in immune-enhancing polysaccharides (simple plant sugars) which science has proven to be one of the reasons why our immune system responds so well to certain plants and nutrient-rich foods. I am a big fan of reishi and chaga mushrooms, but any mushroom blends are highly beneficial. These particular mushrooms are fabulous immune tonics due to their high potency of antioxidants and polysaccharides that protect against free-radical damage. They also help to strengthen a child’s nervous system and are fantastic preventatives – far superior to any synthetic multivitamin. Reishi is also good for a chronic cough and beta glucan-rich chaga can help chronic allergies.
Used over the course of a couple of months, medicinal mushrooms may also have the potential to calm an emotional, highly spirited child. In my opinion, medicinal mushrooms are future foods and are one of the most important, well-researched and preventative medicines of today.”