I just love coconut yoghurt. It’s creamy, tangy and rich, low in carbohydrates and high in healthy medium-chain triglycerides. CoYo is my favourite brand – it’s dairy free and the natural flavour has only 3 ingredients: organic coconut milk, organic tapioca starch and vegan probiotic cultures. The only problem is that I like it as a frequent breakfast staple, but it’s an expensive habit – one small pot costs around £2.… Read the rest
This recipe is taken from Amelia Freer‘s website. I came across it while looking for inspiration on what to do with Jerusalem artichokes. I had wanted to include them in my diet while they were in season this winter as they are such a good source of prebiotic fibre. Prebiotic foods feed the “good” bacteria in our gut, and as so many aspects of our health are dependent on our gut bacterial diversity, it is very important that we consume them on a regular basis.… Read the rest
If you’re trying to reduce your carbohydrate intake, perhaps to lose weight, then you’ll want some easy swaps to transition your way into your new way of eating. Cauliflower rice is low in carbohydrate and is incredibly easy to make, in less time than it takes to boil white rice. And best of all, cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable.… Read the rest
First up, I should say that I can’t claim any credit for this recipe – it’s by Kris Carr (author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen).
These cacao energy balls are incredibly simple to make – you just need a good food processor or a strong blender. They are my go-to snack to make to bring with me when I go to parties at Christmas.… Read the rest
A bowl of homemade soup is wonderfully nourishing. Warming and easier to digest than raw vegetables, it is the perfect food for autumn and winter.
Cruciferous vegetables are particularly important to include in your diet on a regular basis. Compounds in cruciferous vegetables protect cells from DNA damage, help the liver detoxify carcinogens and excess hormones (and are therefore important for women’s hormonal health issues), inhibit cancer cells from forming their own blood supply and prevent them from spreading.… Read the rest
Butternut squash noodles are a great autumnal alternative to wheat or rice noodles, and have the added bonus of being packed with beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin A contributes to healthy eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Pak choi and broccoli are cruciferous vegetables which have numerous benefits including helping to normalise oestrogen metabolism and upregulating liver detoxification enzymes.… Read the rest