Mediterranean Lupin Dip with Sundried Tomatoes

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.

Buddha Nourish Bowl (Vegan Keto)

Vegan keto buddha nourish bowl with sea vegetables for iodine and tofu for your protein fix

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!

Healing Smoothie

anti-inflammatory, hormone balancing, immune system and self-healing boosti

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

detox green smoothie with anti-inflammatory and bowel enhancing properties

Detox green smoothie to help eliminate toxins through healthy bowel movement, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Tahini Cinnamon Truffles

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.

Kale and Walnut Pesto Snack

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.

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