Gluten-free

Whey Protein Ice cream

February 15, 2018
whey protein ice cream
Serves 4 Scoops
Equipment
Blender
Freezer
Prep time
45m

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is the go to dessert in our home – rain, hail or shine! But the store bought flavours get monotonous after a while. Well, that happened and I decided to experiment with whey protein ice cream. I wanted to get some superfood goodness while also indulging my sweet tooth.

This recipe requires about 75 gram of whey protein powder, so you get approximately 59 gram of protein. That is if you eat all the ice cream in one sitting ;). If you are working out and want to have your protein in a different way, then this is the whey for you (see what I did there?!). If your kid is a picky eater, then just add his/her favorite fruits, nuts and seeds to this whey protein ice cream.

Since the whey protein powder I used is unflavoured, it doesn’t alter the original taste that the fruits render to this frozen dessert. Besides, it is free of any preservatives, fillers or thickeners. I was free to add any flavours that I could think of, but I decided to go with vanilla, because…baby steps! The ice cream turned out great. We managed to lick the blender clean after the ice cream went to the freezer to set.

Here I have tried whey protein ice cream with banana and whey protein ice cream with strawberries. You can try it with any fruits of your choice. We would love to hear how yours turned out 🙂 (Psst.. I am going to try chocolate ice cream next!)

Fun fact: It is said that it takes 50 licks to finish a single scoop of ice cream. Let’s go find out!

Carob Apricot ‘Chocolate’ Bars

February 13, 2018
carob apricot bar
Serves 24 squares
Prep time
45m

I still cannot get over how yum these ‘chocolate’ bars turned out. Yum does not even begin to describe them. They were ‘d-i-v-i-n-e’. After all they are packed with the goodness of Carob, Sweet Apricot Kernels and Coconut Oil. You will be pleased to learn that these bars are dairy free, sugar free and gluten free. So lets say bye-bye to any sugar rush!

The star ingredient, carob powder, is rich in iron, calcium and other minerals. And dietary fibre. And natural sugar! It also has many traditional medicinal uses, like boosting metabolism in kids and improving heart function in adults.

I am a bit wary of giving my son ready made, packaged chocolates as they are full of sugar and chemicals. But he being a kid loves it and I don’t have the heart to say no to him every time he asks for one. That’s when I started thinking hard and fast and came up with these carob apricot ‘chocolate’ bars. They look just like store bought chocolate but are full of all the good stuff and contain NO chemicals! Win-win for all!

These chocolate bars also make for a good, healthy and different gift, during the festival season. The nutty, roasty, earthy flavour of carob was so tempting we could hardly keep our hands off the chocolates long enough to take pictures. Go ahead. Try this recipe and let us know how yours turned out!

Savory Oatmeal and Soft Cooked Egg

January 17, 2016
Savoury egg oatmeal
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
Course
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
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

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
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!