NO DAIRY BANANA ICECREAM
Place all ingredients (banana base plus the add in ingredients of your choice) into a high speed blender and blend on high until soft serve ice cream consistency is reached, which should be about 30-60 seconds.
Taste to determine if you want to add more of any add ins, and re-blend if needed. Otherwise, simply spoon out and serve!
*Peel overripe bananas, break in half, and put in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. It’s a good idea to leave a big batch of frozen bananas in your freezer, so you have some on hand.... Enjoy !
GRAIN FREE BREAD FRENCH TOAST
Start heating the pan to medium heat and melt the coconut oil.
Slice the bread into 1/2 slices.
Soak the bread in the milk for a few minutes (if the milk is really thick dilute it with a little water).
Break the eggs into a shallow bowl and mix in the cinnamon.
Carefully transfer the bread to the bowl with the eggs and coat both sides taking care not to tear the bread.
Using a spatula carefully transfer the coated bread to the heated pan and cook until both sides are browned.
Plate and serve immediately.
1/2 loaf makes approximately 7 -8 slices.
Additional cinnamon on top.
RAW SUPER FOOD ENERGY BARS
Throw the dry ingredients (keep a little bit of each ingredient to add in a second) in your food processor, then add the dates and raisins and process until everything it starts to stick together. If too dry, add more dates or coconut oil.
Put in the remaining dry ingredients you left out and mix in with your hands.
Press into a lined pan and set in the fridge for an hour or more.
Cut into bars and store for up to one week. If you have extra, shape them into cupcakes and top off with raw chocolate.
Simon and Kel's CHICKEN CURRY
This is a speciality at the Allison home when ever you have the pleasure to visit. Curry's are such a popular cuisine and have a huge number of valuable health benefits, including the prevention of cancer, protection against heart disease, reduce Alzheimer's disease symptoms, ease pain and inflammation, boost bone health, protect the immune system from bacterial infections, and increase the liver function due to the wonderful herbs and spices contained in the dishes.
Simon makes the most amazing curry dishes and this is one of his fantastic recipe's.
GRAIN FREE BREAD
This seems to always turn out brilliantly and tastes fantastic. Terrific part to this bread is the no grains, gluten or additives which most breads and grains contain. It's also quick and easy!
Preheat oven to 200C or 180C (fan forced). Line and grease a small loaf tin with coconut oil or olive oil.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and apple cider vinegar until light and foamy.
Place dry bread mix into a bowl
then add wet mixture and combine.
Pour batter into loaf tin and bake
for 30 minutes or until cooked.
Makes one loaf.
A great way to fuel the body and start the day is an omelette. A powerful fuel source when you can combine the great fats, proteins and minerals to gift the body and brain longer periods of energy and quicker recovery over the day from a true food source.
A super quick and easy meal.
SWEET POTATO EGGS ON TOAST
Toast in the morning for breakfast is such a frequent meal for many families, but is really such a poor choice of food due to the grain itself often being produced with many chemicals and the additives in the bread even worse for the body.
Instead of bread why not try sweet potatoes? They are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
The common loaf of bread could not come close in the real food nutrient profile of the sweet potato. Sweet potato is one of Usain Bolts go to foods and yes while it is a carb, it is a slow release carb with a low glycemic index profile which won't spike blood sugar.
Eat more CHOCOLATE! A true Soul Food.
Chocolate is truly one of life's beautiful pleasures as it tastes great and often we will share the experience with loved ones when completing a meal and ending the day.
Why is chocolate such a powerful food?
Firstly there are two types of chocolate.
- The type you buy on supermarket shelves which is essentially just sugar and additives that cause many ailments within the body through eating regularly.
2 - What I call the 'REAL' chocolate made with CACAO.
Why is the RAW chocolate made with Cacao so powerful? Cacao is the delivery system for all herbs and Theobromine diallates all our capillaries so all the nutrients and goodness can actually get into our blood stream. Theophylline then helps drive all the nutrients throw the intestinal villi and digestive villi into the portal vein to then help get into our cardiovascular system.
This why when you consume high quality organic cacao you begin to feel wonderfully energised as the body is absorbing all those great nutrients in the cacao as well as the other vitamins, minerals and amino acids from the other super foods you will have added to your smoothie or food.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
NUTS AND SEEDS
Nuts and seeds are super healthy and most of us aren’t eating enough of them. They are a great natural source of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and fiber. They gift the body a great fuel to assist throughout the day. A BIG one to remember and not eat are peanuts as they are legumes and don't come in the same category.
The health benefits of fruit guarantee you optimum health and a well-built body in the long run. Fruits benefit your body immensely as they are natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body.
Rich in dietary fiber, fruits also help to improve the functioning of the digestive tract. Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet for those who want to lose weight; they give ample energy and nearly every nutrient that your body needs to curb weight gain, without adding any unnecessary fats.
Moreover, fruits help you to stay away from health complications like heat stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, heart ailments, and diabetes. Fruits effectively fight skin disorders and promote healthy hair growth. It is always suggested to eat raw, fresh and ripe fruits because then you experience the real health benefits, rather than consuming them after processing or cooking.
When your mother told you to finish all of your vegetables, she was definitely onto something. Vegetables are chock-full of important nutrients that provide a wealth of health benefits, including a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, muscle degeneration, some cancers and diverticulitis. Snacking on raw vegetables is a quick and easy way to add vegetables to your diet.
Vegetables are specifically geared toward ensuring that you get enough of several important nutrients, particularly fiber, folic acid, potassium and vitamins A and C. One of the easiest ways to add more vegetables to your diet is by having raw vegetables for snacks and in salads. Vegetables are nutrient-dense foods and pack a lot of punch nutritionally per serving. If you lead a busy lifestyle and need to grab a snack quickly, raw vegetables can fit the bill.
Do you feel like you’re always hungry? Or do you frequently want something to eat right after eating a full meal? You may be dehydrated, and your body may be misinterpreting those feelings of thirst as hunger.
Hunger and thirst seem like they should be two very distinct motivators that drive you to either eat or drink. Hunger = food = acquiring nutrients/energy, while thirst = water = hydration. But surprisingly, hunger and thirst trigger the same types of signals in your brain. Your hypothalamus, the portion of your brain responsible for controlling feelings of hunger and thirst, responds similarly whether you're thirsty or haven't had enough to eat.
Your body can only survive for about a week without water — which makes sense considering water makes up over 75 percent of the human body and is vital to healthy cell, tissue, and organ function — but it can last for almost a month with water but no food. Given that, it’s no surprise that feelings of thirst are typically much more urgent and intense than feelings of hunger. Plus, our bodies process water so efficiently that under normal circumstances the consequences of overdrinking are less bad than the consequences of overeating.
So, there’s the key danger of mistaking thirst for hunger. Your body’s drive to stay hydrated may actually push you to eat, and eat more than you need to, when really you should be drinking.
How do you calculate what amount to drink? For every 25 kilo's you weigh 1 litre of water per day.