Feed your brain, tantalise your tastebuds and energise your body
Talk about food for thought–this is brain food! In our last post on the Evolutionary Health Conference, we discussed the brain boosting benefits of a pescatarian keto diet as being the ultimate diet for cerebral growth and IQ.
The Imperial College Professor Michael Crawford, asserted that a “Ketogenic Diet is far superior in supplying energy to the brain”, especially if it includes seafood, compared with than any other diet.
In light of this research–as well as the fact that we personally love seafood–we have put together a Pescatarian Keto Recipe Guide so that you can nourish your brain, whilst tantalising your taste buds and energising your body.
One of our favourite recipes from the guide is the Salmon Coconut Curry. It is incredibly flavoursome, satiating and truly satisfying. Be warned..it comes with a kick!
- 2 wild salmon fillets, skin on
- 100g baby spinach leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 inch of ginger, chopped or grated
- 1 inch of turmeric root, chopped or grated
- 1 small onion
- a pinch of chili
- 2 tbsps coconut oil or ghee
- for frying 1 tbsp mild garam masala spices
- 1 tin of full fat coconut cream
- 1 tsp bouillon or kallo
- cauliflower rice
- salt & pepper juice of a lemon for garnishing
- torn coriander leaves to garnish
- Melt the coconut oil in a pan and gently fry the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric for 8 minutes on medium heat while stirring gently.
- Once the onion has softened and is golden brown, add the garam masala powder and chili and fry for a further ve minutes.
- Slightly increase the heat and place the salmon (skin side down) on the pan.
- Fry for 5-6 minutes and allow the skin to crisp. Then, flip the salmon over and pour in the coconut cream, bouillon and spinach. Gently stir the sauce around the salmon (be careful not to break up the salmon flesh).
- Once the sauce begins to simmer, serve and garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. Enjoy!
Salmon is one of the most nutrient-dense foods. It is full of heart healthy long chain omega-3 fatty acids and DHA which is essential for brain health.
Wild caught fatty fish help decrease inflammation, lower blood pressure and improve cognitive function and repair.
Salmon is high in protein and rich in a plethora of vitamins and minerals: Vitamin D, B12, B3, B6 Tryptophan, Selenium, Choline, Potassium and Phosphorous.
You can download the Pescatarian Ketogenic Recipe Guide here.
Let us know how your recipes turn out!