IT’S ALL GOOD – It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen
Graham Norton recently gently poked fun at Gwyneth Paltrow for her breakfast recipes in her latest cookery book, It’s All Good. ‘Leftover Quinoa, Two Ways. Yes, I’m the kind of person who always has leftover quinoa.’
I am the sort of person who has a three year old who goes pretend shopping for quinoa. I’ve also been trying to eat a higher protein, low carb diet and so this book (subtitle – Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great) seemed perfect. And frankly, who wouldn’t want to look like Gwyneth, gleaming with health on the front cover.
PROTEIN SHAKES – I have made some of the worst protein shakes going. I outdid myself with one that included a shot of wheatgrass and spirulina, a teaspoon of leucine and an ice cube tray of frozen espresso. It was truly disgusting. And gave me caffeine shakes.
Fortunately, with a bit of help and experimentation, I’ve created some better ones. Protein shakes are a great way to start the day: they’re quick and easy to make and ‘eat’, the protein fills you up (I don’t need anything until lunchtime after one of these), they’re low carb, so won’t make your blood sugar rocket, plus you can add all sorts of extra nutrients. Here are my favourites: