A calming recipe from the happy kitchen: Good Mood Food. Particularly good to give to teenagers facing exams.
The green tea makes this cooler both calming and refreshing. Be sure to make the ginger pieces thick enough to fish out from your jug, and use only a tablespoon of elderflower cordial for every litre of water: it is high in sugar.
1. Brew the teabags and ginger in the water for 5minutes in a large teapot or glass measuring jug.
2. Remove the teabags and ginger and leave it to coolfor an hour before putting it in the fridge.
3. When you are ready for a drink, add the cucumber,lime, elderflower cordial and ice before serving.
Together, over 5 years, Alice Mackintosh and I developed recipes that put around 150 nutritional studies into practice. They’ve helped me to become more energised, less anxious, clearer thinking, more balanced and a better sleeper. Our conversations and experiments led to our book the happy kitchen: Good Mood Food . In it, I share in detail what I have learnt about eating for happiness. By harnessing the power of food to boost my mood, not just on melancholy days, I have been able to stabilise my feelings. Nutrition has become an important element in my holistic approach to staying well.