All of the recipes found in our Chronic Fatigue book, written by our in-house Nutritionist have the prime purpose of helping to restore your health with those with CFS.
This recipe uses beetroot and quinoa which are excellent sources of betaine (an amino acid that can support liver detoxification and the methylation cycle), while chickpeas can also help the methylation process as they are rich in folate (vitamin B9), as well as plant proteins.
1x 400g tin chickpeas (drained)
200g radishes (grated)
2 beetroots (grated)
1 apple (cored & grated)
25g flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
25g mint (chopped)
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tbsp olive oil
Generous pinch of salt & pepper
Add the quinoa to a saucepan with some hot water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10–15 minutes, until cooked through and soft. Drain and allow to cool in a sieve.
Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, radishes, beetroots, apple, parsley and mint in a large mixing bowl and stir. Mix in the lemon juice and olive oil, along with the salt and pepper, and stir again.
Once the quinoa has cooled, stir into the tabbouleh and serve.
“Recovery is not a race; you don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would” Something I often tell clients is that recovery is not a race. Placing high expectations to get well quickly is like forcing the sun to shine; these things are simply out of our control....