March, 2013


30
Mar 13

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes

 

If you have seen my previous blogs then you will become familiar that I am literally obsessed with breakfast and finding new ways to make this meal interesting. So when I stumbled across this gorgeous gluten-free Buckwheat Pancake recipe I immediately thought to share with you.

This can be made sweet or savoury depending on your mood. My favourite is with smoked salmon & cream cheese. Not only is this gluten-free but also low Glycaemic Load and if you opt for salmon or eggs then it will be high protein & blood sugar balancing so keeping you fuller for longer.

 

Basic Gluten-Free Pancake mixture (makes approx 6):

gluten-free pancake mix

90g brown rice flour

60g buckwheat four

250-310ml water or milk e.g. dairy/rice

1 Egg

Butter/ghee/coconut oil for frying

gluten-free mix

 

 

 

Combine sieved flours in a bowl, beat in the egg and liquid until desired consistency. If making savoury – add ½ tsp natural sea salt.

If making sweet pancakes add 1tsp vanilla extract.

Gently fry in butter/oil.

Serve with smoked salmon, avocado, sautéed spinach & cream cheese.

Enjoy!

 

gluten free pancakes with salmon

 

 

Daniel O’Shaughnessy Dip ION FdSc mBANT CNHC is a fully-qualified Nutritional Therapist & Metabolic Balance coach. He is a full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, and is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. A specialist in stress and gastrointestinal health and weight management, he has clinics across London. He is also the cofounder of Bodhimaya and holds transformative, educational and rejuvenating retreats in the UK and around the world. His philosophy is to keep nutrition simple, scientific and tailored to the individual. For more information please visit http://thenakednutritionist.co.uk or call 0208 1234 135.

 

 

This recipe is courtesy of Southville Nutrition.


11
Mar 13

Bulletproof Green Tea

I’ve decided to share with you something that not only is delicious but also can help reduce hunger in between meals with the added benefit of burning fat.

What is it?

Green Tea & Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

1 Organic Green Tea Bag

1 teaspoon of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Simply boil the kettle and let it rest for a bit.

Add the water to the teabag in a large mug

Add a teaspoon of coconut oil.

 

Bulletproof Green Tea

 

The thought of this may be disgust you but it actually is quite nice and the benefits are amazing. This can be especially of benefit when following the Metabolic Balance diet  & find it difficult to stick to the 5 hour fast between meals.

Why it’s good for you?

Green tea has high levels of antioxidants but also been researched extensively for weight loss and anti-ageing & more.

Coconut oil is saturated fat but a source of medium chain fatty acids, which has been linked to many health benefits including increasing metabolism therefore priming the body to burn fat. Coconut oil also contains Lauric Acid which has been shown to benefit immunity & also shown to be antibacterial & possess benefits to bone health.

If you are worried about coconut oil being a saturated fat then don’t because even though a saturated fat, coconut oil & it’s high lauric acid content has health benefits and even I feel saturated fats aren’t the problem in ill health (sugar is). The rise of low fat diets has done what for societies health?….made the problem worse. You can see a previous post on low fat here.

Ultimately Bulletproof green tea can help with hunger pangs in between meals. Enjoy this twice a day in between Breakfast/Lunch & Lunch/Dinner. I hope you like it.

Daniel

Daniel O’Shaughnessy Dip ION FdSc mBANT CNHC is a fully-qualified Nutritional Therapist & Metabolic Balance coach. He is a full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, and is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. A specialist in stress and gastrointestinal health and weight management, he has clinics across London. He is also the cofounder of Bodhimaya and holds transformative, educational and rejuvenating retreats in the UK and around the world. His philosophy is to keep nutrition simple, scientific and tailored to the individual. For more information please visit http://thenakednutritionist.co.uk or call 0208 1234 135.

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