One of my favourite quick desserts is chocolate avocado mousse but thought I’d change it slightly and use strawberries in place of cocoa powder. It was delicious, creamy and fruity! Avocado is a great quick dessert and so flexible. You could add banana’s too for extra creaminess!
I’ve recently found that you can make an amazing cookie out of nut butters. Gluten free, low carb and tasty! What more can you want! As long as you don’t use that nasty sugar ingredient but a far more healthier alternative! These as just so easy to make too as long as you have a food processor. No stirring or beating, just press the buttons and voila! Tasty soft and delicious cookies for all! These are great the next day after storing in the fridge too.
I am playing around with a lot of cabbage recipes at the moment, simply because it’s cheap, low in carbs and we love the vegetable. We normally have cabbage in some form of cheese dish but I wanted something else without the dairy. This is a great alternative to coleslaw and is full of flavour. Just like coleslaw it improves with some chilling time. You could play around with the spices too if you wanted it hotter. I loved it and scoffed a bowl of it under the guise of “taste testing”. Another simple and tasty dish! So simple to make the Chief Taster could possibly whip up a batch!
To make coconut butter is as simple as making a nut butter. Simply throw some raw dried shredded coconut into the food processor and blitz until you have a butter spread. Or you can simply purchase a jar of it! Coconut is one of my favourite superfoods as it has a low glycemic index, a high fibre content and contains lauric acid which has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also improves nutrient absorption! Yummy, tell me more Diva…
As well as looking colourful this soup is full of flavour. I like the flavour combination of beetroot and ginger in a juice, but in a soup with coconut milk this is just delicious. As well as being colourful in flavour, a bowl packs many nutritional benefits. Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification. Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch, because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body. Ginger helps regulate cholesterol, helps improve the immune system, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has a beneficial effect on your overall digestive system, helping to regulate and aid the movement of food through your stomach, and small and large intestines. Coconut milk is high in is rich in antioxidants and lauric acid.
I love how simple these are to make and how delicious they are. You can play around with the flavourings to suit your taste and for those of you who are not the biggest fan of flaxseed, spice it up! They are delicious with dips as well as by themselves. It’s made me want to reach for more dip recipes as this is a great cracker in texture and taste. The great thing is that this is a wonderful way to get some glorious flaxseed into your diet. Flax seed is high in fibre, antioxidants, magnesium, phosphorus, and is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which is an excellent preventative for degenerative illnesses like heart disease, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. A great low carb food too!
I love hummus but was looking for a low carb alternative and just happened to have a bunch of zucchini in the fridge, so voila! This is just so delicious! Creamy, garlicky and lemony – yummy! I ate it with a few flax seed crackers I had and enjoyed it so much that I immediately baked another batch of flax seed crackers, as I wanted to eat more of the hummus. The consistency is lighter than the traditional hummus and will not give you any bloating as there are no beans in it. Much easier to digest too! I served this with a garnish of parsley and a sprinkling of paprika. Delicious!
The Chief Taster ate this with justo and even ate it with my flaxseed crackers without his usual moans about the taste of flaxseed. I think I have found the perfect food disguise to get him to eat more flaxseed! I am now thinking of having this in a cauliflower wrap for lunch today….nom nom!