Gluten-free

Chocolate Granola

17/01/2016
Choc granola
Course
Serves 10
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
7m

This is a pan cooked version to create a crunchy and toasty chocolate granola recipe. You can load this healthy cereal with your favourite nuts and seeds and add some cocoa powder for a chocolate edge. My favourites are almonds, apricot kernels, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. These nuts are full of good fats and omega 3 as well as healthy nutrients keeping your digestive system and immunity levels in tact. I include chia seeds into as many meals as possible, as these tiny little seeds are a wonderful super food known for their anti-oxidant properties and contain minerals such as Iron and zinc as well as fibre and protein.
Oats are a heart healthy wholegrain that help to lower cholestrol levels and are packed with fiber for our digestive health. Cinnamon helps create that toasty flavour and fills up your kitchen with a lovely aroma that gets your belly rumbling! I refer to cinnamon as a super spice and love to add a dash of it into my recipes due to its natural healing abilities as well as its versatility to be used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
Coconut oil is one of my preferred choice of oils due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, boosting our immune system and acting as a natural anti-oxidant.
The use of blackcurrants and cranberries give a lovely soft texture in contrast with the crunchy nut taste as well as adding extra anti-oxidants in their fruity flavours.

Bulletproof Hot Cocoa

17/01/2016
Bulletproof Hot Cocoa

This is a flavorful sugar-free creamy hot drink perfect for the mornings and is a fantastic alternative to coffee. Not only does cocoa powder mix easily with hot liquids for instant taste but it also contains many minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium which is essential for a healthy immune system. Cocoa powder provides a good source of anti-oxidants and fiber benefiting our digestive health.
The combination of coconut milk with the vanilla and cinnamon gives a lovely warm taste and cinnamon is a super spice that not only satisfies our tastebuds but is one of the healthiest spices around. It reduces risk of heart disease, lowers blood sugar levels and fights against inflammation. And these are only to name a few!

So whether you are looking for a healthy pick me up in the mornings or just to cosy up on the couch and relax, this is the recipe to see you through.

Buckwheat Pancakes

17/01/2016
Buckwheat Pancakes
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
10m

If you are looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative to regular pancakes, check out this delicious recipe to create fluffy and nutritious pancakes in minutes. Buckwheat has a high concentration of minerals such as copper and magnesium which are responsible for production of red blood cells and brain health. It is rich in fibre and protein and is a healthier replacement to white flour. Buckwheat flour can be used in many recipes such as breads, muffins and cookies. The B vitamins present in buckwheat supports your nervous system and helps to absorb fats and proteins. Basically, buckwheat is a gluten free option that is full of nutrients and also helps you to lose weight.
Best of all replacing panckaes with buckwheat flour instead of white flour does not jeopardise the taste and leaves you feeling satisfied and healthier!

Banana Overnight Oats

17/01/2016
Banana Overnight Oats
Serves 1
Prep time
10m

Overnight oats are a great alternative to oatmeal if you have less time in the mornings as you prepare them the night before. This allows you to simply grab them in the morning and add some extra fruit or nuts or increase the sweetness by drizzling with natural honey. You still reap the same benefits from the oatmeal with the only difference being that overnight Oats are fluffier, thicker and served cold. Oats are a wholesome and nutritious grain that should be included in your daily diet as they are packed with fibre and protein which are hugely beneficial for your digestive system and increasing energy levels. Bananas are full of potassium and help to fill up your belly in the morning and works well with the flavour of the greek yogurt.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is so simple and you can mix up the flavours creating a new taste every day by choosing different toppings and fruits as you go. As well as choosing gluten free oats, you can also keep the recipe dairy free by choosing a non-dairy milk of your choice.

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Pancakes

14/01/2016
Banana choc oat pancakes
Serves 12-14 pancakes
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
10m

Gluten free oat flour pancakes are simple, quick, easy to digest and are bursting with flavour. These pancakes are filled with bananas and chocolate chips that will brighten up your breakfast table. Oat flour is a nutritious grain flour that is high in fibre and protein central to your digestive health. It is also so beneficial for your heart health lowering high cholesterol levels.
I used coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil as coconut oil naturally boosts our immune system and is rich in anti-oxidants with antibacterial and antiviral properties helping us to fight off those nasty colds and infections.

Read more about the health benefits of coconut oil in a lovely article by the editor in chief at Well-Being Secrets here.
The banana, vanilla and cinnamon give the pancakes a scrumptious taste as well the chocolate chips for all the chocolate lovers. This healthy recipe requires little time in the kitchen and will keep you fuller for longer.

Overnight Apple Bircher Museli

14/01/2016
Apple Bircher muesli
Serves 6

This is a pre-prepared breakfast recipe that saves you time and effort in the mornings. It is made up of nuts, seeds, oats, fruit, orange juice and non dairy milk giving you a well rounded and healthy gluten-free breakfast. Oats are great soakage for the orange juice and coconut milk and provides a great source of fibre for digestive health and boosting energy. Sunflower seeds, apricot kernels and chia seeds deliver an excellent combination of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals neceesary for your immunity and digestive systems, improving your overall well-being. The dried blackcurrants and cranberries offer another powerhouse of nutrition and anti-oxidant elements, setting you up for your day. Of course, you can never go wrong by adding a dash of cinnamon for its delicious taste and building up your immunity.

Raw Chocolate Fudge Balls

14/01/2016
Energy Balls
Serves 9
Prep time
30m

This recipe requires no baking and very little preparation time. It is a gluten free and sugar free recipe, with no added oil. These are essentially litte balls of energy made up of dates, chia seeds and cocoa powder. They are 100% nut free and full of nutrients. Dates are a great source of fiber, calcium and iron, as well as Chia seeds. Chia seeds are also rich in omega 3 fats that help to fight inflammation and are beneficial for brain health, as well as being a strong source of anti-oxidants. As both the dates and chia seeds are high in fiber, it is a great recipe to prevent constipation and weight gain. The cocoa powder provides protein and adds to the flavour, as well as the pinch of salt as they make up for the lack of fat in the recipe.

Vanilla Cinnamon Quinoa Pancakes

14/01/2016
Honey pancake
Serves 6-7 pancakes
Prep time
7m
Cook Time
10m

This a healthy gluten free recipe loaded with fiber, protein and minerals as quinoa is one of the main ingredients. Quinoa is a well know  and almost ‘trendy’ superfood, high in anti-oxidants and various nutrients helping to fight against signs of ageing and many diseases. Apart from feeding the body with natural goodness, quinoa also helps to shed that extra weight.

The cinnamon and vanilla work well together creating highly flavoursome pancakes. Cinnamon is a delicious spice that is known for its medicinal properties, as it is rich in anti-oxidants and used to fight inflammation, as well as being linked to a healthy heart and lowering blood sugar. Vanilla is also known for its antioxidant activity and anti-inflammation abilities.

You do not need to be gluten intolerant to enjoy this recipe as you cannot go wrong benefiting from all the natural goodness that quinoa has to offer to improve your well-being.

 

 

Homemade Granola Recipe

11/01/2016
Homemade Granola

This is a simply delicious breakfast recipe and one of my favourites!

It will set you up nicely for the day or alternatively can be consumed as a dessert depending on your taste. It is made with oats and various nuts and seeds which allows you to use the nuts of your choice. I used almonds, apricot kernels, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds.

Oats are high in fibre helping your digestive health, and help you to release energy slowly throughout the day curbing those cravings and aiding in weight loss. Apricot kernels contains vitamin B17 and vitamin E making it high in anti-oxidants and increasing immunity levels. Chia seeds and sunflower seeds are packed with nutrients promoting immunity and digestive health. Almonds are rich in fiber and protein and are cholestrol free. The cinnamon and apple juice compliment each other in taste and help to warm the belly on those colder mornings. The dried cranberries and black currants not only add a great flavour to the crunchy nutty texture but are also full of nutrients and anti-oxidants. The great thing about granola is that you can eat it alone as a snack, or mix it with natural yogurt and fruit or pour it on top of your oatmeal as part of your breakfast.

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Vegan Raw Energy Balls

11/01/2016
Energy Balls
Serves 12
Prep time
10m

Energy Balls can be eaten for breakfast, consumed as a snack throughout the day or a quick fix after a session in the gym. This recipe is packed with goodness and is super quick to prepare. Oats contain lots of fibre and protein and help you stay fuller for longer during the day. Dates are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A and vitamin K, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium providing energy and high fibre levels promoting digestive health. Sunflower seeds are rich in omega 3, iron, magnesium and Vitamin E boosting metabolism and immunity levels. The cocoa powder provides protein as well as adding a great flavour along with the orange zest.

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