Grain teas are an ancient tradition in Asia, & with good reason—roasted grains make an amazing beverage!
Roasting transforms any grain into nutty and intense. Quinoa tastes the most like roasted coffee, with a full-body flavor, but with no caffeine and with lots of antioxidants. Make this chilly mocha with malted barley powder for a tasty twist on an old favorite.
Iced Quinoa Mocha
This dairy-free chowder recipe uses rich coconut milk to impart a creamy taste with all the goodness of coconuts. Use any seafood you like: calamari, fish, mussels, clams, crab or lobster. Any seafood goes well with this chowder. Make sure not to overcook the seafood, since it can get tough.
Dairy-Free Seafood Chowder
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 1 hour
Brownies are a moist, sweet treat that soothes any chocolate hankering. These brownies go the choco-soothing distance without loading on empty calories. They're made using fiber-rich coconut flour, good-for-you coconut milk and natural sweeteners that won't spike blood sugar, add on lots of calories or rot teeth. Make a trip to a health food store to wrangle up these ingredients.
Sugar/Gluten Free Brownies
Makes 12 servings
Prep time: 35 minutes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start it off right with these fiber-filled gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free muffins!
Eryithritol is a sugar alcohol with zero glycemic load and miniscule calories, and stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the stevia plant. You can find coconut yogurt, erythritol and stevia at health food stores.
Dairy/Gluten/ Sugar-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Makes 6 muffins
Prep time: 40 minutes
These tasty snacks are packed full of fiber and good for your omega oils. Spice them up any way you like or use this zesty spice blend. Cook these on the lowest heat setting in the oven or in a dehydrator to make this a raw food. Dry them out longer to make them crispy, or shorter so they’re chewy.
Spicy Sunflower Seed Pâté Sticks
Makes 12 sticks
Prep time: 3-5 hours
Whether you’re dairy-intolerant, don’t like milk, or just want to add a little healthful variety in your life, making nutmilk is an easy way to do it. Choose any raw nut or edible seed, or a combination thereof, to make your custom, dairy-free beverage.
Use less or more water to adjust the thickness of your milk. More water will yield a thinner beverage more like dairy milk, while adding less will make a thicker cream-like nutmilk.
These tasty treats are simple to make and use erythritol, a sugar alcohol.
Sugar-Free Candied Nuts
Makes 10 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Sesame Coconut Flour Crackers
Makes 24 crackers
Chia seeds make this pudding rich in fiber and omega oils.
Chia “Tapioca” Pudding
Prep time: 10 minutes
3 cups coconut cream
¼ cup whole chia seeds
2 Tbs. finely ground chia seeds
1- 1½ tsp. stevia powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
The weather outside is crisp and cold and that means it’s time for season’s eatings! Which usually translates into lots of sugar, fat and empty calories.
But it doesn’t have to. There are simple ways to enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal without spooning sugar into your body, thereby weakening your immunity and opening yourself to seasonal illnesses. And calories don’t need to be empty and fatty to taste good—foods that strengthen our health can also taste great.
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