In 7 minutes to better health Sam Wood shows how easy it is to eat healthy. With 30 tempting smoothies, and 30 easy-to-make salads, eating well has never been simpler with quick, healthy recipes that save time, meet your nutritional needs, and make you feel fuller for longer. Try out this yummy recipe from his book!

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

200 ml water
75 g quinoa (to make 1 cup)
200 g cooked Australian tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
2 mangos, peeled and cut into cubes
200 g baby spinach, washed and roughly torn
1 cucumber, sliced
4 radishes, sliced

For the dressing
190 g natural Greek yoghurt
½ cup mint leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ garlic clove, diced finely
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prawns and mango go together like strawberries and cream, only they’re a lot better for you. The dressing is similar to a tzatziki, but if you can’t eat dairy, a simple mix of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice also works really well.

Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan, add the quinoa, cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes, fluffing up the grains halfway through cooking with a fork for extra volume, until the grains are tender and the water has been absorbed. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, place the prawns, mango, spinach, cucumber, radish and quinoa.

To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently until well combined. Add to the other ingredients and toss gently to combine.

This is an edited extract from 7 Minutes to Better Health by Sam Wood published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $39.99 and available in stores nationally. Photographer: ©Caitlin Mills.

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