Bunch of kale
1/2 squeezed lemon
Pinch of salt
Pinch of chili and cumin powder
Splash of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (optional)
Mix & serve
The creamy pathway to loving kale
A fruit-like seed as a wholesome alternative to wheat
Pantry staples to put a smile in your gut
So, you’ve decided to repair your gut health. That means finding alternatives to grain. When I first started this food journey, trying to find the beat alternatives made my head spin. After weeks of research and many failed experiments these are my top picks.
Why? First, they’re seeds not grains. That means they don’t inflame the gut, making them easy to digest.
Second, because they’re unrefined they’re high in fibre and therefore cleanses the gut efficiently.
Once you know how, they’re really easy to prepare and a great substitute to grass grains. So, without further ado, let’s take a look.
Warm your tummy with a breakfast based on millet
This cereal originally came from wild grass seeds on the African savanna. By 10,000 BC, neolithic farmers grew it in Asia. Modern millet is a staple crop around the world. We love it because it’s gluten-free, alkaline, low GI and packed with minerals like magnesium and zinc. It’s tasty, digestible and wonderful for gut health.
Ingredients (serves up to 4)
1 cup of millet
2 1/2 cups water
Try it with seasonal local berries or fruit and spice it up with cinnamon (to aid digestion), organic plain yoghurt or coconut cream.
Melting moments don’t need to involve chocolate!
Let’s call this “Primal Pizza”
Here’s the recipe for the base (you can add any topping you like, today I smeared on avocado, hummus, kale mush)
1 cup almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
4 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chilli powder. (optional)
2 large eggs
1 cup water
4 tbsp of olive oil
Combine all dry ingredients – then add wet ones. Make balls and roll with a rolling pin with non stick baking paper in between.
Use and freeze the remaining mini pizza bases separated by baking paper and in a sealed large plastic bag.