BASIL & STRAWBERRY
In a blender, blitz 8 fresh basil leaves, 3½ oz hulled strawberries, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 2 heaping tbsp chia seeds, and 1 cup boiling water until smooth, sweetening with a little liquid honey, if you like. Decant into a bowl and top with 1 heaping tbsp plain yogurt, 1 handful granola dust (see recipe below), and some fresh fruit. Serve right away or chill, if you prefer.
AWESOME GRANOLA DUST: NUTS, SEEDS, OATS & FRUIT GALORE
Makes 32 portions
- 10 cups rolled oats
- 8 oz raw unsalted mixed nuts, such as walnuts, Brazils, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews
- 3½ oz mixed seeds, such as chia, poppy, sunflower, sesame, flaxseed, pumpkin
- 8 oz unsweetened mixed dried fruit, such as blueberries, cranberries, sour cherries, mango, apricots, figs, sultanas
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp freshly ground coffee
- 1 large orange
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the oats, nuts and seeds in your largest roasting pan. Toss together and roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway. Stir the dried fruit, cocoa and coffee into the mix, finely grate over the orange zest, then, in batches, simply blitz to a rough powder in a food processor, tipping it into a large airtight jar as you go for safekeeping.
In an exclusive interview with Hello!, Jamie explains why Everyday Super Food is his most personal cookbook to date and reveals his strategy for convincing his four kids to try super foods like silken tofu and broad beans. – CHRIS DANIELS
Why is Everyday Super Food so personal to you?
I turned 40 this year, and I think that gives you a different perspective on health. I want to be a good dad, good husband, good boss. So to answer some of the big questions, I studied nutrition for the last 18 months and, therefore, writing the recipes not for the end user but for me was really challenging.
How do you get your young
kids to eat more “super food”?
You often think you can be at your most infectious and inspiring at the dinner table, but that is the worst time. Kids are enormously feral at the dinner table. But just before they go to bed, when they come out of their bath in their jimjams – their pyjamas – they’ll eat anything. Broad beans, fennel, asparagus, anything not to go to bed. [ Laughs]
You mentioned turning 40. Did
you really celebrate with friends
at an event that recreated
The money they spent on the set and secret location – it was completely immersive with 400 actors and 1,200 people [in costume] – was bonkers! What was hilarious was they had these amazing market scenes just like in the film, but they’d be knocking out beer and little falafels. [ Laughs] It was cool.