Gluten-free

Savory Oatmeal and Soft Cooked Egg

January 17, 2016
Savoury egg oatmeal
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Serves 1
Prep time
10m

This recipe gives a slightly different twist to the usual way that oatmeal is eaten as breakfast. I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and I love to eat eggs for breakfast but never combined together so I wanted to give this recipe a try and I was pleasantly surprised.
Oats in general are a fantastic way to start off your day and keep you full until the afternoon. Oatmeal is high in fibre and protein giving you energy, benefiting your digestive system and great for weight loss. Eggs are also a good source of protein and help to fill you up also. The cheddar cheese and scallions add to the savoury taste of the recipe. I added in a tablespoon of raw honey as an option as I usually like a sweetness in my regular oatmeal so it worked well for me in this recipe also. This will all depend on your own personal taste.

Raw Gingerbread Balls

January 17, 2016
Raw ginger balls
Serves 18
Prep time
10m

This energy filled and gluten free recipe is so easy and quick to create. With its combination of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, it is an ideal recipe for the colder months for their ability to build up the immune system and fight off infections such as cold and flus that are often rampant in colder weather.

Dates are a great source of fiber and energy and many vitamins and minerals. Oats and buckwheat flour are super nutritious and are high in fibre and protein boosting digestion and weight loss. Not only will you enjoy a tasty snack but you will also reap the benefits of this nutrient packed recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Macaroons

January 17, 2016
Macaroons
Serves 12
Prep time
30m

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and grain-free. As the title implies it requires no baking and is a super healthy snack.
Made from chia seeds, cocount oil, cocoa powder and honey, it provides so many nutrients required for your daily diet. From the anti-oxidants sourced from Chia seeds to the antibacterial properties contained in coconut oil, this is a great recipe to boost your immune system. The banana, cocoa powder, dessicated coconut, honey and rock salt create a delicious sweet taste and also provides extra anti oxidants and minerals such as iron, potassium and zinc, crucial for a healthy heart and digestive system.

1/4 cup of honey is the guideline in the recipe as it creates a light sweetness but feel free to add more if needed depending on your personal taste.

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

January 17, 2016
Gluten free fudge brownies
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Serves 12
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
20m

One word- Yummy!! This is a delicious and fudgey gluten free and dairy free recipe. It is so straight forward to whip up and not short of flavour and texture. It is made from buckwheat gluten free flour which is rich in protein and fibre as well as calcium and phosphorus aiding digestion and weight loss. Cocoa powder contains anti-oxidants for a strong immune system and cocount oil has natural antiviral and antibacterial elements fighting against infections. Himalayan rock salt is a more natural alternative to regular table salt and helps to regulate the water content throughout the body.

This is a highly recommended alternative recipe to use instead of regular flour chocolate brownie recipes. It requires no time in the kitchen, just a mixing bowl, an oven and an appetite!

Chocolate Granola

January 17, 2016
Choc granola
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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

January 17, 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

January 17, 2016
Buckwheat Pancakes
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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

January 17, 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

January 14, 2016
Banana choc oat pancakes
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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.