Blood tonic!

This is another in our series of recipes for the Tough Times, for use when you are very ill, during treatment, while the appetite is poor and the weight low.

blood tonic

Blood Tonic Juice
Delicious and enlivening.

1 teaspoon linseed (flax) oil
2 medium size, fresh beetroots, peeled and chopped
3 medium size, carrots, scrubbed/peeled and chopped
2 sweet apples, chopped
½ cucumber, chopped
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 large orange, deseeded and chopped including skin

Pass through your juicer and drink at least half the amount immediately – drink the rest as soon as you can.
THANKS TO DR ROSY DANIEL, WHO HAS GENEROUSLY SHARED THE CANCER LIFELINE RECIPES WITH US. THIS RECIPE IS FOR THE TOUGH TIMES, FOR USE WHEN YOU ARE VERY ILL, DURING TREATMENT, WHILE THE APPETITE IS POOR AND THE WEIGHT LOW.

Rice porridge for the tough times

rice pudCreamy rice porridge

Delicious, nutritious and comforting. Traditional oat porridge is good too but try this one for extra food value. It is well worth the investment in a small ‘slow cooker ‘as it will be perfect at breakfast time. It keeps for 2 or 3 days in the fridge. Re-heat with a little extra soya milk or enjoy it cold with maple syrup, a chopped banana and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

2ozs (50g, generous ½ cup) brown rice

2 pints (1 litre) soya milk

Handful of dried fruits (optional)

Cook overnight in an electric slow cooker. If you do not have an electric slow cooker then just bring to the boil in a nice heavy casserole, lower heat to barely simmering, cover and cook for 2 ½ hours. You may need to add a little more soya milk. You can also pop it into a low oven for about 3 hours.

Serve with a little maple or date syrup or compote of fruit.

You can add any dried fruit you like – it is especially scrumptious with apricots or dates.

Thanks to Dr Rosy Daniel, who has generously shared The Cancer Lifeline recipes with us. This recipe is for the Tough Times, for use when you are very ill, during treatment, while the appetite is poor and the weight low.