This bread is truly amazing, you can top it with anything, sweet or savoury, it's light, fluffy and filling, perfecto!
250g sr flour
1/4 cup black chia seeds
1/4 cup flaxseeds
3/4 cup sunflower & pumpkin seeds
1 tspn apple cider vinegar
1/2 tspn salt
80g unsalted butter, melted
80ml coconut milk
preheat oven to 175 C
Combine dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl beat eggs until fluffy, stir in vinegar, butter, coconut milk & water.
Combine wet & dry ingredients.
Spoon into greased & lined loaf tin
Bake for 50min (test with skewer)
So quick, cheap and easy to prepare & full of protein and good fats!
Yummy Protein Balls (Gluten/Dairy/Sugar Free)
you can really use any ingredients in this recipe as long as the consistency holds together. I often exchange figs for dates, and almond meal for protein powder
1 cup water
200g LSA (flaxseed, sunflower, almond)
3 tbsp rice protein ( I used pea protein)
150g desiccated coconut + extra for rolling
2 tbsp cocao powder (or carob powder)
2 tbsp tahini
pure vanilla extract
Stevia (I didn't use, sweet enough without)
Boil dates in water until soft and evaporated. Cool
Mix with LSA, protein, coconut, tahini in a food processor
Add stevia and vanilla to taste
Roll in to balls and roll in coconut and/or cocao powder.
So here we are in 2017! Wow what a crazy year 2016 was.
I think 2017 is going to be a good one.
Here are some of the trending health topics to look out for ...
This vibrant green delight is taking the world and instagram by storm. I've even seen matcha donuts appearing (seriously).
Matcha is a Japanese green tea and is packed with health benefits
Not exactly new or ground breaking I know but the tumeric trend continues with lots of google trend hits.
Tumeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant that has been used for thousands of years in India.
The medicinal component of tumeric is curcuminoid. Unfortunately curcuminoids are not absorbed into the bloodstream easily so if using tumeric in cooking it is best mixed with peppercorns to increase absorpton.
Again, not exactly new to the scene but mindfulness continues to trend upwards. Mindfulness can be used in all aspects of life. Lecturers at Endeavour College often begin lectures with a mindfulness session to make sure students are in the zone.
Mindfulness is a great tool for health & wellbeing. Watch this space for an exciting 2017 workshop.
Nutrition for your Genes
Nutrition and diets have come a long way since the blood type diet. Did you ever think it was strange that we could fit everyone into 4 diet types, A, B, AB, O?? I did! Anyway, that theory has been shot to pieces by science, the new kid on the block is genetic testing to find out if you carry snps (pronounced snips) or mutations on your genes that can make you more likely to react or have health problems when consuming certain nutrients, including; caffeine, gluten, saturated fats, iron & many others. Nutrigenomix offers a gene test for 45 genes that are specific to nutrition. Contact me for further information on this.
A little like mindfulness, but so much cuter, Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that means being cosy, warm & fuzzy, and creating a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making every day moments more meaningful & beautiful.
The art was created by the Danish to relieve boredom, cold, & dark. With so many cold, dark, days, the simple act of a lighting a candle to have with a meal and making the table looking pretty, can create a warmth within.