Every once in awhile, I like to give the community recipes for treats that might not fall into the Gut Program or Cleanse Program guidelines. Something to enjoy post-cleanse when you’re still trying to incorporate many of the principles of Clean but might be a bit more lenient on ingredients. This coconut blueberry cake, which I discovered on one of my favourite food and photography blogs, Roost, contains eggs, (lots of them!) but even for those who may have a sensitivity to eggs, like myself, I find that when they’re in something baked, they’re fine. And of course, as we’ve mentioned before, the higher quality (pastured, local) eggs you use, the better they are for you. The large number of eggs is why the fiber rich coconut flour works so well in this recipe.
Blueberry crumble is a great way to enjoy the abundance of summer stone fruit and berries. The protein and healthy fats in the almonds and coconut (as well as the cinnamon) help keep blood sugar levels stable, and berries and stone fruit are lower in sugar than other fruit in general. This blueberry crumble is a perfect summer dessert, a delicious part of lunch on the Clean Program, and will be a hit at dinner parties, birthday parties or as a post-cleanse breakfast. Enjoy!
Summer is in full swing, and that means the kids are out of school and enjoying beach adventures, road trips, visits from friends, and celebrations. There are lazy summer mornings as well as jam-packed days. This means we need fuel for these unpredictable summer days, and these almond flour waffles are my absolute favorite solution. These almond flour waffles are fun, celebratory, and are perfect for family brunches, breakfast for dinner, unique desserts, and you can even freeze them to use as needed for snacks on-the-go. They only require a waffle iron (available in many different sizes and prices, I’ve seen them for as little as 20 dollars), and they hold a variety of toppings. You can put the toppings right inside the waffles as we’ve done in the recipe below.
This salmon quesadilla recipe goes perfectly with the peach and avocado salad recipe from this post. Here are the eagerly-awaited salmon quesadillas! They’re dairy and gluten free, making them perfect for lunch on the cleanse, a healthy dinner for the whole family or just something to keep on hand for a yummy snack. Leftovers make a great protein packed breakfast too.
Trust us, this one is going to be an instant favorite!
I previously mentioned that avoiding gluten is one of my top daily doʼs for managing my auto-immune disease, Hashimotoʼs thyroiditis. “Gluten-free” is becoming quite the diet buzzword these days, so I wanted to dig into this a bit more and explore why going gluten-free is important for me and how it plays into my diet.
Spring is the season for local grass fed lamb, and for omnivores this is one of the healthiest cuts of meat you can find. We offer this cleanse and allergy friendly version of a favorite meal — tacos! Local high quality lamb is the best for these tacos (yes, it does matter where our lamb comes from and what it was raised on!). In replacement, we can also use organic chicken, turkey or even fish (although I’d hold on, as we have an amazing fish taco recipe coming soon). Vegetarians can make these with sauteed mushrooms or your choice of beans. Endless possibilities, all of them delicious and nutritious, so dig in!