Category Archives for "Desserts"

Apr 24

Video/Recipe: Grain Free Coconut Banana Blueberry Bars

| Desserts

Blueberries add flavor, texture and a slew of antioxidants to any baked product. Antioxidants consist of a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help bind up harmful metabolic by-products called “free radicals” that can lead to tissue and DNA damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other age-related diseases. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are formed from normal metabolic functions in the body and also when our cells are exposed to a variety of substances such as radiation, chemicals, pollution, smoke, drugs, alcohol, pesticides and the sun. A poor diet also contributes to the formation of free radicals. Anthocyanin (the pigment that makes blueberries blue) contains naturally occurring plant chemicals called polyphenols which have very high antioxidant characteristics. The darker, deeper blue fruits have the highest anthocyanin values, thereby supplying the most potent antioxidant sources.

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Mar 27

Video/Recipe: Coconut Flour Zucchini Muffins

| Coconut Products

Zucchini is one of the first vegetables allowed on the SCD or GAPS protocols. It is so easy to digest and full of nutrients. There are many ways to serve zucchini; steamed, grated and sauteed, alone or mixed with other vegetables. It is also a nice addition to soups and stews as it can disintegrate and become part of the gravy, adding nutrients there as well.

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Feb 22

Video/Recipe: Gluten-free, Grain-free Crêpes

| Coconut Products

All over the world people make thin, light and wonderfully delicious pancakes called crêpes. This food originated in northwestern France, hence the French name “crêpe”. They can be filled with many things, from meat and savory proteins to very sweet dessert fillings. Traditionally, the recipe involves wheat flour and milk. For those who are gluten-free, […]

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