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Pecan Pie Pudding A protein rich breakfast to beat sugar cravings

26th September 2021

 

Struggling with sugar cravings? L-Glutamine is an amino acid, which is a building block protein necessary for blood sugar regulation. Considered conditionally-essential, the body sometimes synthesizes adequate amounts. However, it’s usually obtained through diet (meat, dairy, eggs, beans, tofu, and leafy vegetables). For most people, sufficient amounts of L-glutamine are obtainable through foods.
As a short-term supplement, L-glutamine can help to diminish normal sugar cravings. When blood sugar is low, glutamine quickly and easily converts to glucose, and studies have found it to be superior to pure glucose. When a craving hits for sugar or refined carbohydrates, L-glutamine can rapidly satiate this craving without decreasing insulin sensitivity. This means it can help you avoid reaching for less nutritious foods like candy, cookies, and cakes.
By choosing foods rich in this amino acid (such as cottage cheese) you can start beating those sugar cravings. I love this little creation, the Pecan Pie Pudding which also contains Chia seeds rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is important for immunity, brain function and healthy metabolism.

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Serves 2

2/3 cup  cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of real maple syrup or honey

1 pinch salt

16 pecan halves, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Start by adding the cottage cheese to a serving bowl, then top with, pecan nuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and lastly, ad a drizzle of syrup or honey before serving

Breakfast, sweets, Wellness + Nutrition

Sunday Morning Oat Crumble

12th July 2021

Sunday morning oat-crumble ~ Serves 2

Although this oat crumble may feel like having pudding for breakfast, it still packs a powerful nutritional punch. I use gluten free whole rolled oats which is wonderfully gut-healthy, as is cooked apples.

Fruit:

  • 1 teaspoon of butter, for coating the baking dish
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup of raspberries  fresh or frozen (but blueberries will work too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn-starch

Crumble:

  • 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats, divided
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of unbleached wheat flour (for a gluten-free option you can consider using buckwheat flour, but any GF flour will do)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (muscovado works well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4-5 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions:

Butter a small oven proof dish and set aside. Then switch on the oven – setting the temperature at 160 degrees Celsius.

Sauté the apple on low heat in a little butter for about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

Crumble: Add all the crumble ingredients to a bowl, and using your fingers work the butter through the dry mixture.

Now add the berries to the cooked apple, as well as ½ teaspoon of sugar and the cornstarch, and then sir through well.

Transfer the fruit mixture to the buttered oven proof dish and then top with the crumble mixture – transfer to the pre-heated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Serve with thick coconut yoghurt or a drizzle of cream.

 

 

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner Recipes

An ode to Oats – Anti Inflammatory Savoury Oats Anti Inflammatory Savoury Oats

26th June 2021

A new way to enjoy your morning bowl of porridge, or why not have this for supper. It’s a one pot dish, which makes me happy. Turmeric and black pepper when combined with heat is anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has many other befits which you can explore here:

Turmeric & black pepper oat porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of gluten free whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee, butter or macadamia oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of flaky sea salt
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • Spring onion to garnish

Instructions:

Add all the above (except the spring onion) to a pot and allow it to simmer together over low heat for 15 minutes (ideally having soaked the oats beforehand). Then serve with a extra grinding of black pepper and finely sliced spring onion.

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner Recipes, Wellness + Nutrition

Spinach & Egg Crustless Quiches Spinach & Egg Gluten & Grain Free Quiche

24th October 2020

These little Crustless Spinach & Egg Quiches are delicious and very simple to make, they can literally serve as supper with a side salad, breakfast or a great protein rich lunchbox addition.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of wilted baby spinach (melt a little butter or macadamia oil to a pan and add a whole pack of baby spinach, then allow the spinach to ‘wilt’ entirely over medium heat – you will end up with about 3/4 of a cup of wilted spinach.
  • 1/2 cup of grated strong cheddar (I like using grass-fed brand’s such as Kerrigold).
  • 1/2 cup of full fat live yoghurt
  • 5 organic eggs
  • salt & black pepper to taste

Simple whisk  the eggs & yoghurt together  and season with salt & pepper, then fold in the spinach & cheddar and pour your mixture into a greased muffin tin – next transfer to an 180 degree celsius pre-heated oven and allow them to bake for 15-20 minutes.

Once you gave taken them out of the oven – give them a couple of minutes to cool before carefully taking them out with a desert spoon.

Happy cooking good looking,

Marlien x