Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is in fact a gluten free power food! Also known as 'beech wheat' the name comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree. Classified by macrobiotics as a yang food it is great for [...]
These amazing seeds pack one hell of a punch when it comes to nutritional content and most definitely worthy of the title of Superfood. Just one tablespoon has 7 grams of fibre (of your recommended 24g a day), 500 times more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon and more antioxidants than [...]
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 [...]
The combination of these fruits creates quite an explosion of textures and flavours in your mouth and is quite simply delicious! Serves: 2 #3 portions of fruit per serving Ingredients: 4 slices of pineapple 1 pomegranate 2 passion fruit Remove the skin from the pineapple and cut into bite size chunks and place in a [...]
This is so easy peasy! 1 ripe banana (carb) 1/4 cup of nuts - use almonds, hazlenuts, walnuts, pecans or cashews - whatever takes your fancy! (fat) Blend in a food processor, put in a suitable container and pop in the freezer. Delicious and healthy.
My love of all things coconut continues with my discovery of coconut flour, which makes the perfect partnership with bananas in this gluten and dairy free bread. Try this as a healthy cake alternative at Easter. A great way to use up over ripe bananas. Serves: 12 Ingredients; 4 organic eggs 3 large ripe bananas, mashed [...]
Freefrom pancake using banana and egg instead of grains and milk - delicious! Can't believe this pancake is actually good for you! Dairy-free, sugar-free and grain-free, this is the perfect recipe for anyone who wants to ensure they are getting a good combination of fats, fruit and protein into their diet. 1 organic [...]
Indulge in this delightful delicately flavoured desert on Valentine’s Day (or any other special occasion for that matter), totally guilt free! Agar is a vegetarian gelling agent made from Japanese sea vegetables, available from most health food stores some online supermarkets. Serves: 4 Ingredients • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk • 200ml [...]
These delicious truffles are the perfect way to end a celebratory meal or a fabulous alternative to those chocolates at Christmas! I have used the big fat juicy Medjool dates which I feel are appropriately luxurious for the festive season. The truffles are extremely nutritious containing protein, fibre, vitamins E & B complex, minerals, omega [...]
The chia seeds provide 11gm fibre, 5gm Omega 3 and 4.4gm protein per serving! Serves 2 50g Chia seeds 250ml almond milk OR pomegranate juice (unsweetened) 200g strawberries OR raspberries or other berries of your choice 2tsp raw honey or agave syrup Place the seeds in a bowl and add the milk or pomegranate juice [...]
We love this incredibly tasty and healthy RAW dessert by the wonderful Rebecca Kane at Shine on Raw Ingredients Base 1 ½ cups of ground almonds 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil ¼ cup agave syrup 1 Tbsp vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt Topping 1 ½ cup cashew nuts – soaked for 4 hours ½ cup [...]
Here is a marvellous recipe for some very tasty wheat-free, dairy-free pancakes. Ingredients: - 250g spelt flour (a mixture of white and brown is nice) with a nice pinch of sea salt (carb) - 2 organic eggs, lightly beaten (protein) - 600ml approx organic almond milk (fat) Lightly whisk the spelt flour in a bowl to get [...]
Could this be the best chocolate cake ever? We think so. Dark, moist and delicious with no wheat or dairy. Ingredients 2 Aubergines 300g Dark Organic Chocolate 50g Cocoa Powder 60g Ground Almonds 200g Clear Honey 2tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 3 Eggs Method Boil aubergines for 5 minutes, skin them and puree Add [...]
This is SO delicious and simple to make! one pack of soft silken tofu 6 tbspns of xylitol 1/2 cup of carob powder 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (use raw cacao if you have it for extra goodness) 1/2 cup soya milk Blend all the ingredients together, put in a bowl and chill.. thats IT [...]
Free from naughtiness, really easy and totally delicious! A packet of cashews (or almonds if you are blood group O) A punnet of strawberries (can be swapped or added with any berry fruit) 1 banana Chuck everything in a blender, if you would like it sweeter add agave nectar – its like angel delight!