Nutty Toasted Granola
Cauliflower Rice with Bok Choy, Tofu & Mushrooms
These sweet potato wedges are a great little extra carb option that the whole family will love. You can eat them hot/ as is, or choose to wait until they have cooled down for an extra health boost.
Sweet potatoes are best eaten cooked and cooled as their starch then turns into ‘resistant’ starch, feeding the good gut bacteria for a strong gut microbiome, instead of spiking your blood sugar.
Lemon with peel shot
Sweet potato fries with chicken wings
Bacon and egg cupcakes for a tasty low carb protein kick that your kids will love. Combine with greens for that extra health hit.
Poached Eggs on Pea Pancakes
This mediterranean inspired dip is a vegan protein-rich yet ketogenic recipe that fits in the Functional Medicine lifestyle. It gives the beloved hummus a break, and with the substitution of lupin beans instead of chickpeas provides you with an extra serving of protein, with little added carbs.
Lupin beans are fairly common in Italian dishes, but should really be one of the staples in the vegan cuisine. 100g of drained lupin beans pack in 9.5g of protein, and only 5.7g of carbs. If you make this a meal with a full glass jar (190g lupin beans), you get 18g of protein (!) and only 11g of carbs, making this a great meal for your low carb/ keto days.
Lupin beans also nourish your good gut bacteria by providing fiber and prebiotics. However, this also means that if you suffer from IBS or SIBO, you may have to temporarily stay away from this meal option until your gut bacteria are back in balance.
Hummus with Crudités
A buddha bowl is one of my favourite go-to’s. You can mix and change the ingredients as you wish from day to day, and it is so simple yet nourishing. The one here is vegan and very low carb (ketogenic). If you wish to make it a carb meal, you can simply add a cup of quinoa, rice or potatoes.
You may also wish to change the vegetables around, whatever you have at home. Ideally, you include a cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage and/or radish and a protein such as tofu (or tempeh for even more benefits).
Adding some organic edamame beans or peas will increase the protein content, or turn it into a non-vegan poké bowl by swopping the tofu with salmon, shrimps or any other seafood of your choice. Enjoy!
Low Carb Granola
This rocket salad with pear, figs, walnuts and goat cheese packs a nutritional punch and will delight the taste buds of yourself, your family or guests. It’s great as a starter, or, if adding more cheese and nuts, as a meal by itself.
Homemade Deodorant (Vanilla)
This raw, vegan treat is perfect for your guiltfree carb-refill sundays.
Filled with anti-oxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and good fats.
The coconut sugar is much higher in nutrients than conventional sugar, especially the raw version (we use Purasana) keeps all its goodness, while having a lower glycemic index (blood sugar response) to reduce damage to your blood vessels and metabolism.
The good fats of the nuts and avocados will keep you full for long, fuel your brain cells and metabolism.
Nutrigenomic advise: If you have a COMT polymorphism and are feeling slightly stressed out or just having lots on your plate, this might not be the best option for you today, as it uses up more of an already taxed COMT enzyme. Have this on days where you are feeling truly relaxed :). X
Naked Burger with Oven Roasted Veggies
Poached eggs with greens
This drink will help kickstart your body’s detox capacities by adding in valuable anti-oxidants, vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory and bowel promoting properties. The ginger is great against nausea.
A bulletproof coffee can be a great tool to prolong your fasting window, while supporting your brain performance, hormone balance and ketosis. Do not add to meals, as the extra fat that is beneficial in a fasted state will actually be detrimental if you add it to meals. A pinch of Himalayan salt will boost your adrenal (stress) glands and electrolyte balance.
Guilt- & glutenfree banana chocolate cake for your carb-refill treat days. Kids will love this cake, and it is absolutely guilt-free. Gluten- and processed sugar free. However do make sure to limit consumption to your carb-refill days 1x/week, as despite having only lush ingredients, it is still quite high in carbs, which we should limit to 1x/week. Enjoy! XX
Eat cold for maximum health benefits to your gut bacteria (resistant starch!) – If eaten warm, it will taste just as good but the sugar will feed your fat cells rather than your gut bacteria ;).
This smoothie might be interesting to your taste-buds, but will give your body all it needs to fight off any lingering sluggishness, hang-over, fatigue or bad mood! Boasting anti-inflammatory ingredients, it will help your body balance hormones, fight bloating, and just give your body that extra edge to heal itself.
Detox green smoothie to help eliminate toxins through healthy bowel movement, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Post workout grub to fill up protein and antioxidant stores for prolonged fat-burning, heightened metabolism, and energy throughout the day.
Mince pasta is one of these favourites that might be difficult to give up when switching to a gluten-free, modified paleo diet. Try this zucchini spaghetti recipe, and you’ll never feel deprived again! 🙂
This super easy pancake is the perfect sunday carb refill day treat! It is flour and hence glutenfree, processed sugar free and in line with a paleo lifestyle.
Kids and husbands/boyfriends love this crumbly delight. By making it gluten- and processed sugar free, this is the perfect treat for the sunday carb refill day. Enjoy!
Delicious guilt-free bulletproof caramel icecream, that will boost your sex hormones, fat burning metabolism and happiness without adding processed sugars into your body!
Try this anti-inflammatory, grainfree Sushi recipe for a hit of inflammation fighting, fatloss and hormone-balance boosting omega-3s. Ideal for your weekly detox menu, as a healthy lunch, or finger food for any party. Experiment with the ingredients to create your very favourite one.
These velvety, slightly chewy truffles are delicious with an unusual flavor; dark chocolate with hints of tahini and cinnamon finished with a sesame seed crunch, raw cacao or coconut flakes. Adapted from Vegan Chocolate.
Raw chia porridge is a healthy, glutenfree and sugarfree paleo breakfast option, that helps lower inflammation, balance hormones and loose weight
Green hummus is a great option for a healthy snack for you kids for school. Packed full of proteins, added greens, will give them energy and defeat ADHD.
This kale walnut pesto is a great paleo, raw and vegan option for a healthy snack, dip for vegetable sticks, or as a condiment on roasted vegetables or meat.
The Sweet potato brownies from Deliciously Ella are divine. I know it sounds strange to put vegetables into sweet dishes, but sweet potatoes taste more like dessert anyway and they create the gooiest consistency!
With this Green smoothie, it is all or nothing. Adding in all the essential nutrients, it will boost your energy levels, immune system and self-healing.
This Green Power shot will pick you up, give you energy and all the vital nutrients. It is paleo, raw, vegan, organic and helps your body heal itself.
Zucchini spaghetti? As you have searched through the vast amount of recipes on Social Media you might have noticed the ever so pretty, Zoodles… Yes, they are a thing. A mix of zucchini and noodles, but not the type you buy from the shop! Get a little creative with your Spiralizer or just your little vegetable peeler and give this refreshing recipe a go!
Breakfast foods do not get more classic than pancakes (ok, so maybe just in the USA). If you eat Paleo, but are missing the old days when you would put away a tall stack of pancakes at breakfast, let this perfect paleo pancake recipe bring you back
An anti-inflammatory recipe from our favourite cafe, The Road House in Byron Bay.