Home made Kefir is excellent for helping promote good gut bacteria, containing far more probiotics than most commercial probiotic yoghurts. Adding cocoa nibs and fresh coconut flesh makes it taste like a liquid bounty bar without all the sugar and other nasty factory ingredients. Simply add 20g of freshly grated coconut flesh and 10g of … Continue reading Chocolate and Coconut Bounty
Nuts are being reported to aid weight loss and improve insulin response, assuming that they are raw and not covered in bad seed oils. They can at times taste stale directly from the packet. I find that roasting them in the oven improves their taste immeasurably. Add some salt if you like when they are … Continue reading Nuts and Seeds
Gut health is getting a lot of air time recently, being linked to overall resistance to chronic health problems. Fermented foods are being reported as hugely beneficial to gut health. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains", a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter. It typically contains about 30 different microorganisms, making it a much … Continue reading Kefir: A Super Probiotic
Fresh coconut is a handy low carb snack, being high in medium chain fatty acids. It can also be blended with full fat yoghurt and a tablespoon of seeds of your choice to make a delicious smoothie...perfect for breakfast. Although I must admit that cracking it open was not for the faint hearted, practice required!
These are handy for a dessert or as a lunchbox item. This is a modification of a recipe I found on ditch the carbs.com Ingredients: 200g sunflower seeds 100g Pumpkin seeds 50g linseed 2 eggs 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tblsp of melted coconut oil 50g dessicated … Continue reading Low Carb Muesli Bars
I was pleasantly surprised with how these coconut pancakes turned out. I even managed to properly flip a few without them ending up on the floor! The recipe came from the dietdoctor site, which is an excellent resource for all Low Carbers. These are drizzled with 85% dark chocolate and served with some whipped cream. So … Continue reading Pancake Tuesday – Coconut Pancakes with Dark Chocolate
Macademia nuts are very high in monounsaturated fats. Coming in at about 76% healthy fat, they are an ideal LCHF snack. They have typically been very hard to get and expensive. However, I have just discovered them at a very reasonable price at my local Lidl. They have been dry roasted (without any oils thankfully) … Continue reading Macademia Nuts