CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY BEAUTIFUL:New Recipe keeps you looking at your prime

A new recipe launched this summer may help you to stay beautiful for longer as part of a healthy balanced diet. Nutritional health coach, Madeleine Shaw, has developed a delicious turkey recipe that will keep skin rejuvenated and youthful, reduce wrinkles and boost the immune system, making you look and feel your best, inside and out.

Embracing her mantra that ‘food is the most powerful drug’, Madeleine Shaw has been poring over ingredients to create a truly beautifying dish that Brits can easily make at home. The result: a shredded British turkey salad with fresh mint, miso, kale, flaked almonds, avocado and pomegranate.

madeleine-shawMadeleine Shaw comments: “In the same way that an unhealthy diet can add years to your appearance, a healthy lifestyle can help you stay looking youthful and radiant. 

“It’s really important to consider the effects of what you’re eating and drinking. This energy boosting British turkey salad is a prime example of how you can help yourself look and feel your best, while not depriving yourself of taste and flavour.”

The British turkey breast is the star of the show, offering a lean, low fat source of protein. It also contains an amino acid called carnosine which slows down skin ageing and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity as well as zinc which helps skin healing and increases production of collagen and elastin which support the skin, helping keep it supple and youthful and giving a radiant glow.

Madeleine adds; “I like to eat British turkey all year round; I’m a big fan of this meat as it’s just so versatile and tastes great. The Vitamin B6 it contains is needed for the manufacture of red blood cells and helps the body use and store energy from food, making it the best fuel for an active lifestyle, while the selenium in turkey helps to keep your immune system healthy.”

Fiona Hunter, BSc (Hons) Nutrition PG Dip Dietetics analysed each element of the salad individually and commented; “The benefits of British turkey, combined with the proven benefits of the other ingredients, creates a dish packed with nutrients that could help improve skin ageing and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and give your immune system a boost. Not only is this recipe delicious but could be a true anti-ageing genius as part of a healthy balanced diet.”

  • British turkey breast– Turkey also contains B vitamins and Phosphorus, both of which help unlock energy from food. The vitamin B6 found in turkey helps keep red blood cells healthy and reduce tiredness and fatigue. One portion of turkey contains 20% of your selenium* needs, which is an essential mineral that helps keep hair and nails healthy and immunity topped up, protecting against damage to cells and tissues.
  • Flaked almonds– Contain useful amounts of protein as well as healthy fats, minerals calcium, zinc, and magnesium, Vitamins B1, B2 folate and vitamin E as well as dietary fibre. Together they help keep your brain, heart and bones healthy and your skin looking youthful and healthy.
  • Lemon juice– A powerful antioxidant which helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals which can accelerate wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Vitamin C helps keep the immune system healthy, defying illnesses that leave you looking drained.
  • Kale– A real nutritional powerhouse and will help keep your blood, bones, skin, eyes and immune system healthy.  Packed with the B vitamins especially folate which are needed for the manufacture of red blood cells. It also contains Vitamin K and calcium which will help to keep the bones strong and Vitamins A, C and the phytochemical lutein which help keep the skin and eyes healthy.
  • Avocado– Contains 18 different vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals including potassium which helps to control blood pressure, the B vitamin folate, which is important during pregnancy, vitamins C and E and the phytochemical lutein which helps to protect the eyes from damage from sunlight.
  • Pomegranate– Contains vitamins A, C and E – a good source of soluble fibre which can help reduce high cholesterol levels and protect the heart.
  • Mint– Can aid digestion and help soothe an upset stomach when eaten fresh.

NB: These health claims are authorised by the EU Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods, which can be viewed at

*Source: National Diet and Nutrition Survey (Published in 2010).


Serves 2 

• 2 tablespoons miso paste
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or rice wine
• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• sea salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 50g of kale
• 2 British turkey breasts
• 2 tsp of butter or coconut oil
• 15g of toasted flaked almonds
• 1/2 pomegranate
• 1 small avocado
• 2 tbsp of freshly chopped mint

Add the miso, honey, sesame oil, vinegar and lemon juice to a medium bowl, whisking to combine. In a slow, steady stream, whisk in olive oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Finely chop the kale into thin slithers and place in a large bowl, and drizzle over ¾ if the dressing. Using your hands, work the vinaigrette throughout the greens, tossing and massaging for 3 minutes until the kale wilts. The leaves should be glistening with vinaigrette, not swimming in it. Leave this to the side while you make the rest of the salad.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and pan roast for 6 minutes each side until cooked through. Leave to the side to cool.

Cut the avocado in chunks and dip in the rest of the dressing. Mix the avocado with the kale.

Remove the pomegranate seeds and mix with the salad. Shred the turkey and mix in with the salad, throw over the flaked almond and freshly chopped mint and serve.


Per serving:

601kcals, 37g fat, 8g saturated fat, 49g protein, 4.5g fibre, 15g carbohydrate, 11g added sugar, 1.7g salt

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