Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious and unlike white potatoes, they can be counted as part of your 7 a day. Their orange flesh is packed with beta-carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A, which helps support our immune system and maintain our vision and healthy skin. They also contain fibre, vitamin C, and potassium. [...]

January 21st, 2015|IBS Diet, PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes, Rejuva Detox|0 Comments

Squash, Kale & Coconut Thai Curry

I quite simply adore Thai food! And the good news is not only that Thai curry’s are surprisingly easy to make thanks to readymade curry pastes, they are also detox friendly! Once again I have made use of some of the fabulous seasonal produce to make an Autumnal curry. Serves: 4 #3 portions of vegetables [...]

January 21st, 2015|PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes, Rejuva Detox|0 Comments

Guacamole

This avocado based Mexican dip is quick and easy to make, either by hand or with the aid of a food processor. You can omit the chilli if you like things on the cooler side. Serve either on its own, or with tomato Salsa, with vegetable crudité either as a snack or light lunch with [...]

December 10th, 2014|Healthy Snacks, Recipes|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

Raw Banana and Nut Ice Cream

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.

July 23rd, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Coconut Banana Bread

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 [...]

April 3rd, 2014|Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Recipes|0 Comments

Ultimate Freefrom Pancake

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 [...]

Coconut & Cardamon Panna Cotta

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 [...]

February 12th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Salmon Superfood Salad

Ingredients: Serves 1 1 wild salmon fillet (protein) 1 artichoke (carb) 4 large asparagus spears (carb) 100g spinach (carb) 100g quinoa or lentils (carb, avoid on the hypothalamus reset diet and IBS diet) Squeeze of fresh lemon (carb) Splash of olive oil (fat) Optional: sprinkle of nuts such as pine nuts (fat) Instructions: Prepare your ingredients by chopping the artichoke [...]

Winter Detox Fairy Truffles

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 [...]

December 5th, 2013|Christmas, Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Chia Berry Pudding

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 [...]

October 8th, 2013|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Super Green Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4 #3 portions of vegetables per serving • 1 cup quinoa + 1 ½ cups water • 300g mixed green leaves (I love spinach, watercress and rocket) • ½ cucumber, chopped • 1 avocado, chopped • 1 bunch asparagus • 1 red onion, finely chopped • 100g shelled pistachios or hazelnuts , chopped. • [...]

October 8th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Strawberry and Vanilla Cheesecake

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2013|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Chocolate Brownies

These raw chocolate brownies are just as sticky, chewy and delicious as the real thing, except these are guilt free (well almost). Best of all they only take around 10 minutes to make – what are you waiting for? Ingredients 1 ½ cups of walnuts 8 pitted medjool dates 1/3 cup of cacao or carob [...]

April 24th, 2013|Healthy Snacks, Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Pesto Pasta

This tastes like pesto pasta, honest! Ingredients For the Pasta 2 courgettes For the Pesto ¼  cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup of pine nuts ½  cup olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon 2 cups lightly packed basil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp salt Equipment Spiraliser or vegetable peeler Food processor Directions For the Pasta Spiralise [...]

April 24th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Tomato Soup

Ingredients 2 large tomatoes (carb) 1 desert spoon sun dried tomatoes (fat) Handful basil, coriander or parsley (whichever is your favourite) Pinch of Himalayan pink salt 2 soaked dates (carb) Pinch of cumin Handful of cashews (fat) A mugful of water Blend all the above in a powerful food blender - add more water if it [...]

April 12th, 2013|PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes|0 Comments

The Cuddle Drink

This is such a tasty warming drink. Get a big mug to put in for maximum cuddling. Ingredients Almond Milk Vanilla Pod Raw Agave Nectar or Honey Cinnamon or Nutmeg Warm some almond milk and a vanilla pod in a pan with a Add in either raw agave nectar or raw honey once temp has [...]

April 12th, 2013|Drinks, Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Kale Chips

Crunch away at these delicious posh crisp alternatives guilt free! Ingredients 1 bag of kale well washed (carb) 1.5 cups cashews (fat) Juice of half lemon (carb) Large pinch Himalayan salt Desert spoon of nutritional yeast In a food processor mix the yeast, salt, lemon juice and cashews until it makes a paste - add a [...]

April 12th, 2013|Healthy Snacks, Recipes|0 Comments

Wheat and Dairy Free Pancakes

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 [...]

February 12th, 2013|Desserts, PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes|0 Comments

Life By Chocolate Cake

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 [...]

October 22nd, 2012|Desserts, 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

Hormone Shake

This incredible shake is perfect to women suffering with low oestrogen thanks to the mix of protein, soya and omega oils. If you are suffering with period problems, fertility issues or menopause difficulty that is specifically linked with low oestrogen, give this a go for 3 months, you will be amazed at the results. Start [...]

September 3rd, 2012|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

Beetroot and Sweet Potato Soup

Rich in beta carotene, this soup is a wonderful deep purple colour and has a sweet taste to it. Experiment with the recipe by adding different types of root vegetables and different herbs and spices. Its very versatile! 1 red onion, peeled and diced (carb) garlic clove, peeled and sliced (carb) 1 large sweet potato (carb) 2 raw [...]

September 3rd, 2012|IBS, PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes|0 Comments

Fish Stew

This is so easy to make, delicious and relatively healthy. Serve with organic short grain brown rice and some organic green veggies. olive oil 2 garlic cloves , sliced a small fennel bulb , halved and chopped a pinch dried chilli flakes 1 tsp paprika 150ml white wine 1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes 300ml chicken [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments

Dairy and Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse

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 [...]

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

Green Veg Soup with Homemade Pesto

We LOVE this, its like a gorgeous comforting veg stew mmmm For the soup: – please note this is the basic recipe you can add in ANY extra green veg that you fancy. Be creative and seasonal! 1 courgette cut in half lengthways and sliced into semi circles (carb) 1 leek cut in half lengthways and [...]

September 3rd, 2012|IBS Diet, PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes|0 Comments

Summer Juice

Really easy! 2 apples 1 carrot Handful strawberries 1 orange Add this to a blender with a handful of strawberries and blend to your preference of smoothness and enjoy!

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

Dairy Free Strawberry Pudding

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!

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

Spelt Pizza Bases

Makes 3 pizza’s 640gs Spelt flour 435mls water (warm) 6s Salt 6s Dried yeast Pinch of Sugar 60gs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pinches Oregano Method Dissolve dried yeast in a little of the warm water, add all the sugar and a small amount of the spelt flour until it resembles a wet batter. Cover [...]

September 3rd, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments

Free From Mince Pies

These are DELICIOUS, you will not know they are free from 140g/5oz cold butter or Pure vegan spread, diced 225g/8oz plain spelt flour 50g/2oz ground almonds 50g/2oz golden caster sugar 1 orange, zest only pinch of salt 1 egg yolk 1-2 tsp cold water 280g/10oz good quality mincemeat (suet free if you are veggie) 1 [...]

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

Free From Gingerbread

This is the recipe for our famous “wheat, dairy and syrup but NOT taste free vegan gingerbread”. They are delicious and make GREAT gifts! Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking time : 10 minutes Total time : 30 minutes Makes: 25 gingerbread people Ingredients 125g butter (or soya spread if you are vegan) 100g dark [...]

August 30th, 2012|Christmas, Healthy Snacks, Recipes|0 Comments

Quinoa Superfood Salad

1 cup of quinoa 1 sweet potato 5-10 asparagus spears Handful of kale handful of chopped dried apricots or dried fruit ½ cup diced feta cheese (optional) Handful of toasted pine nuts Olive oil Freshly squeezed lemon Salt and pepper to taste Cook the quinoa in double the amount of water until the water is [...]

August 30th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments