Tennis ace's recipes to 'Shape Your Self'

January 7, 2008 12:37:50 PM PST
Martina Navratilova is known internationally as a tennis ace who dominated the sport's scene during the 1980s and early 1990s. Her athletic ability made her a fierce competitor on any surface, whether it was a grass or clay court.The tennis icon now has a new book out called "Shape Your Self," which is a six-step diet and fitness plan to help readers achieve their best shapes. On "Good Morning America" today Navratilova shared some of her recipes featured in the book. You can find the recipes for her salad, dressing and more below.

Martina's Sporty Sprouting Salad

  • 1 cup of barley

  • 1 cup of red lentils

  • 1/3 cup scallions finely chopped

  • Martina's Raspberry Vinaigrette with Attitude (see recipe below)

  • The lentils and barley can be cooked or soaked overnight, depending on preference and time (as the soaking takes at least 4 hours). I prefer to soak them overnight and then just let the lentils sprout a bit the next day.

    In a bowl, combine barley, lentils and scallions; fold in raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
    Optional: To add a festive flare to your salad, sprinkle 1/3 cup walnuts and 1/3 cup cranberries. This healthy and hearty salad will make a great addition to any holiday buffet table.

    Martina's Raspberry Vinaigrette With Attitude

  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil

  • 1/8 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

  • ¼ tablespoon curry powder

  • ¼ tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt or sea salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ cup raspberries

  • Blend ingredients together in a blender, using organic ingredients whenever possible.

    Martina's Healthy Berry Parfait

  • 1 ½cups fresh raspberries or blueberries

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 cups plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a blender, process the berries and 1 tablespoon honey until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt with the vanilla and remaining honey. Layer the yogurt and berry puree in 4 parfait glasses.
    Makes 4 servings