Fat Banana Custard

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Fat Banana Custard

I have been enjoying instagram so much, here I am if you want to find me. I love the creativity and inspiration of people from around the world- making connections with people in their lives is very exciting.

There are a few people on there that I look out for as I really love what they are doing and Holistic Lifestyler is one of them (here is his website too). Today he posted his work in progress on a banana custard with bone marrow- yum. Quality meat is difficult to get here (its normally frozen or needs to be delivered) and I sense marrow will be even harder, so with some encouragement from my friend Helen over at Mango Menus (seriously good stuff going on over there too- here’s her website). I decided to have a go.

Banana Fat Custard Ingredients Loula Natural

The result is so delicious (and I was in a right funk this morning- grumpy, cranky, creaky and groggy!!) and has lifted my mood that I have literally just finished eating it- have to get it out there for you all! You have to try it- for breakfast, snack, lunch-boxes or pudding- it is so yummy and fills most of my quota for fats in a sitting!

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Fat Banana Custard
A delicious and healthy fat filled breakfast, snack, lunchbox or pudding. Great addition to your day. Simple and very quick.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 banana's
  2. 1/2 cup of fresh coconut meat (about 1 coconut) or soaked coconut flakes
  3. 1tbsp Chia
  4. 2 tbsp Ghee
  5. 1tbsp Milk or Water Kefir
  6. 1-2 tbsp Gelatin (I used Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate)
  7. 2 pasture raised eggs
  8. 1tbsp Raw Honey
  9. Cinnamon (optional)
  10. Pinch of pink/sea salt
Instructions
  1. blend the ingredients together and serve in a bowl!
Notes
  1. This could serve one person or (like us) me and the two kids as part of our fat quota for the day.
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Try it- so delicious and has given me such a nice energy this morning- I may have even licked my bowl (I did!!)

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Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

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Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

I have been loving my Mulbery and Goldenberry grain free granola. I wanted to branch out with a new flavour! Hence this amazingly delicious alternative! 

Using nuts as my granola has really helped to keep me full up for longer. Combined with coconut milk or coconut yoghurt (I also buy this one) I feel so satisfied and stronger. Fats are truly changing my body shape, energy levels and moods, I wish I had made the change sooner. I have not missed grains (although i would say I am 80-90% grain free nowaday)and have really been enjoying my food. I still eat legumes as I love lentils and beans. Alternating between grain-free granola, eggs for breakfast (see Greens, Eggs and Ham for my favourite recipe) and Blender Pancakes on the weekend we really do wake up hungry!

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Using superfoods like orange powder and cacao paste can really help reduce the inflammation I have, healing the damage and boosting my metabolism. Chocolate and orange and nuts is also a match made in heaven. Since I am not cooking this granola I thought I would also mix it up by including a tablespoon of Walnut oil with the coconut oil/ghee. You could also use avocado oil if you like. The Sea Buckthorn oil also boosts the oil profile of this dish and ups the nutrient value even more.

Have a read about why I have decided to step away from grains for the time being- (Inflammation, How to Naturally Boost the Immune system and How fats can change your body shape)

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola
The combination of chocolate and orange is a winner- add the nuts and you have a delicious healthy fat packed start to the day. Great for breakfast or as a snack.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw almonds
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 1/2 cup pecans
  4. 1/2 cup macadamia
  5. 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  6. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  7. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  8. 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  9. 50g cacao paste
  10. 2 tbs orange peel powder
  11. 1 tbsp walnut oil
  12. 1 tbsp coconut oil or outside of Hong Kong see here
  13. 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Soak and dry your nuts
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Blitz until crumble like
  4. Add oils and maple syrup and mix well till covered
  5. Dehydrate on silicon sheets or bake in a cool oven.
  6. Store in a air tight container in the fridge
  7. Serve with almond milk or coconut yoghurt
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 Here are some other Grain Free Granola Recipes;

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Greens, Eggs and Ham

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I love eggs for breakfast and normally alternate between my Bircher Chia or Grain free Granola and eggs. For me I have to have a good breakfast as it really sets off the day for me. It is also because I always sit down and have it with the kids. 

This morning I wanted something really quick, but fancied something like eggs benedict. Since I had all these ingredients in the fridge it was the simplest and tastiest savoury breakfast that I have had for a long time. Here are ALL of my breakfast options. This is also a equally simple and delicious lunch or dinner!

Eggs and cheese for me are a match made in heaven, I love raw aged cheese and this cheddar hit the spot with the ham and eggs. I have only just ventured into making my own Kale chips (it helps when you have an amazing quality Kale supplier) but I have been addicted to these ones– today I had hot green on my eggs-yum!. I have been snacking on them but also crumbling them into my salads and eggs for a few weeks now! Flax crackers we always have in the house for the kids to snack on- we like these or these  at the moment.

Greens, Eggs and Ham
This is a delicious spin on eggs benedict! Grain free and packed with nutrition
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pasture raised, organic eggs
  2. 4 slices of pasture raised organic ham
  3. Handful of Kale Chips and a flax crackers broken up
  4. 10g of raw aged cheddar (grated)
  5. Salt and pepper for seasoning
  6. Ghee for frying the egg
Instructions
  1. I steam fry my eggs in ghee. Add ghee to a hot pan. Add eggs when whites have formed add a tbs of water to the pan and place a lid over the top.
  2. Allow eggs to cook for a couple of minutes then remove lid. Perfect runny yolks without having to flip the eggs.
  3. Place ham on the plate, then eggs on the ham.
  4. Sprinkle on cheese, kale and crackers
  5. salt and pepper to season
Notes
  1. Enjoy. You can substitute the ham for steak, chicken or pulled pork. You can also remove the meat completely and enjoy this vegetarian.
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What is for Breakfast?

What is for breakfast?

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A question I get asked EVERYDAY!!! Here is a run down of the options in my house!!

First we start the day, our amuse bouche if you like! with my Apple Cider Vinegar Yummy Wake up Drink (make your own Apple Peel Cider Vinegar here)

Apple Cider Vinegar, raw honey and cinnamon drink

Then we move on to the starter- the smoothie

We normally have one of these or a combination! I either use Almond/Oat or my Hazelnut Cashew milk and always some Kefir. I then try to pack it with as nay nutrients as possible. banana/avocado, nuts, seeds, chia, berries or cacao, coconut oil/butter, gelatin and then I may add milk thistle, Maca, bee Pollen, for added benefits. I thin may sweeten it with maple syrup or raw honey to kick start my metabolism (from Matt Stone’s book Eat for Heat)

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Breakfast in a glass

Morning Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Choco-Coco Milkshake

Cocoberry Milkshake

Watermelon Cooler

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Then is the kids are having a Cereal day it will be either Chia Porridge, Bircher Chia, Grain Free Granola, Chocolate orange grain free granolahomemade muesli or Buckwheaties with fresh fruit. 

I usually have a choice of milks;

Hazelnut and Cashew Raw Milk Loula Natural

Almond

Oat

Hazelnut and Cashew 

Coconut

If we want something hot we may have pancakes;

weekend pancakes

Weekend Pancakes

Blender Pancakes

Almond milk Kefir Pancakes

I serve these with;

Raw Mango Jam
Raw Mango Jam

Coconut Yoghurt

Lemon, Orange and Ginger Curd

Raw Mango Jam

Apricot Kernel Chocolate Butter

Eggs on toast (i Like my eggs poached or scrambled with bacon or smoked salmon and avocado. Sometimes Cheese on toast just hits the spot!

Greens, Eggs and Ham

pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread

Soda Bread

Quinoa Flatbreads

Banana and Flax Crackers

Otherwise if we fancy pastries we will have

pumpkin donuts

Blueberry muffins

Pumpkin Donuts

Almond Kefir Banana Muffin

Carrot Cake bites with Kefir Cheese Frosting

Banana Mocha Muffins

But do you know what- sometimes all I want is Chocolate!

Homemade Raw Chocolate using coconut oil Loula Natural

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Slow Cooked Apple, Rhubarb and Ginger Porridge

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Last week I tried this delicious recipe from Sarah at Real Food Outlaws

http://realfoodoutlaws.com/pumpkin-pie-overnight-crock-pot-oatmeal-soaked-gluten-free/

I had been meaning to try porridge in my slow cooker and this really helped me to get addicted! I used my pumpkin spice and I added Kefir to the cooking pot as it was on a low temperature. Its was delicious so with my recent crop of apple sauce and cooked rhubarb– it would have been silly not to go again!

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1 cup Soaked Oats (using apple cider vinegar)

1/2 cup soaked buckwheat groats (optional but highly nutritious)

2 tbs Apple Sauce

2tbs Rhubarb and Ginger

1 Cup Kefir (I used 1/2 cup coconut water and 1/2 cup of Almond Milk Kefir)

1 Cup water

pinch of Salt

I let this cook for overnight but set the timer for 4 hours on low and it kept warm till morning. I then had it with a dollup of Coconut yoghurt and sweetened with some coconut sugar- so yum I was glad there was loads left over for the next two days and was still nice when cold too! I am hooked! What flavour do you like?

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