Bircher Muesli

This breakfast recipe created by a Swiss physician in approximately 1900 Dr Maximilian Bircher-Brenner who used to give it to his patients in hospital. If only hospital food was this good now! Serves 4 100g oats (soaked to make them easier to digest) (carb) 100ml almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) (fat) 150ml [...]

January 21st, 2015|Alternatives, Desserts, Healthy Snacks, PFC Protein Fats Carbs|0 Comments

Gluten Free Granola

‘Gluten Free’ tends to be over used as a marketing ploy these days.  Oats themselves are gluten free, however often they come into contact with gluten during either the growing or manufacturing process.   Unless you are a coeliac, in which case you would do well to avoid even the ones labelled ‘gluten free’ to be [...]

December 10th, 2014|Alternatives, Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Food Recommendations

Here at Balanced Wellness we recommend Fresh clean filtered water Herbal teas, no caffeine including black tea or coffee Salads in the summers, warm cooked crunchy vegetables in the winter Seasonal vegetables and fruits where possible Organic where possible Brown rice – short grain is excellent for soothing the digestion Wheat free pasta Nuts and [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Alternatives, Recipes|0 Comments

Sugar Alternatives

Diabetes and obesity is on the increase thanks to the excess sugar in our diets. Sugar can be found in Processed foods Cakes Biscuits Puddings Sweets Chocolate Icecream Desserts Fizzy drinks Alcohol Effects on the body include Raises insulin levels – can cause diabetes, hyperglycaemia Increases body fat and cholesterol Decreased overall energy Creates bad bacteria in [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Alternatives, Recipes|0 Comments

Dairy Alternatives

Many people are becoming intolerant to cows dairy. Cows dairy can be found in Milk (skimmed, semi skimmed, full fat) Cheese (cheddar, blue, etc) Butter Cream (single, double etc) Cottage cheese Yogurt Effects on the body can include Mucus forming Immune compromising Milk is designed to feed a calf until it is weaned. Then [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Alternatives, Recipes|0 Comments

Wheat Alternatives

Many people are becoming intolerant to wheat due to recent modification of the grain that has increased the gluten content. Wheat can be found in Bread (brown, white and wholemeal) Cereals Pasta Couscous Cakes Effects on the body include absorption block of vital vitamins and minerals bloating and digestive problems energy drain If you are [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Alternatives, Recipes|0 Comments