Jamie Oliver is quite possibly one of the most incredible public figures we have in our generation when it comes to revolutionizing how we look at food. I grew up watching him and others on the Food Network channel and was always captivated by the bright colors of the fresh produce he used, and the rustic, delicious meals he would create. He, among many other chefs, inspired me at a young age to take charge of my health and at age 14 I bought my first cook book and life (and our kitchen) was never the same again.
The premise of his new book, Everyday Super Food is based around super food ingredients and a balanced lifestyle and diet. No brainer. What I love about this book is it’s a no dogma philosophy on how to view food. If you know me personally, you know how much of an advocate I am on superfoods and nutritional healing. It’s a journey I’m currently on and I’ve seen the amazing benefits for myself along with friends and family. Incorporating high vibrational foods is just something everyone should do to live a happier, healthier life. This book is SO needed and SO welcomed in the world of health, food, and wellness.
Below is one of my favorite recipes in Jamie’s new book. Enjoy! To purchase your book via amazon, click here.
Black Rice Pudding with Passion Fruit
- 200 g black rice
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon blanched hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 200 ml hazelnut milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- manuka honey , optional
- 4 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt
- 2 wrinkly passion fruit
Cook the black rice according to the packet instructions, overcooking it slightly so it’s plump and sticky, then drain and cool. Meanwhile, peel and destone the mango, blitz the flesh in a blender with the lime juice until smooth, and pour into a bowl. Separately, toast the hazelnuts and coconut in a dry frying pan until lightly golden, then bash up in a pestle and mortar.
Meanwhile, peel the bananas and tear into the blender, the blend with hazel nut milk, vanilla extract, and two-thirds of the black rice. Depending on the level of sweetness you like, you can also add a tbsp of honey. Once smooth, incorporate blended ingredients with the rest of the rice. Spoon over the blitzed mango, squeeze half a passion fruit over each one, then delicately spoon over the yoghurt and sprinkle with the hazelnuts and coconut.
Hazelnut milk contains vitamin B12, helping us to think properly and stay alert, while hazelnuts are super-high in vitamin E, protecting our cells against damage.