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Healthy Berries and Cream

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Updated on June 3, 2019

I have this cousin who has long had a serious weakness for creamy desserts. Specifically, creamy vanilla icing commonly found on top of cupcakes. About a year ago, she decided to eschew dairy to see if avoiding casein and whey would help her overcome chronic eczema. She went all out, and within a month, her rashes melted away - it was one of those cases where the improvement was so rapid that the doer swore off pasteurized and homogenized dairy for life. Read more about Healthy Berries and Cream

 

Better Than Chocolate | Medjool Vs. Deglet Nour Dates

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Hey Dr. Ben!

I've been loving pecans and dates together since your post. For years I've had some chocolate in the evening with my tea, and with the pecans and dates combo I haven't had any cravings for chocolate! Read more about Better Than Chocolate | Medjool Vs. Deglet Nour Dates

 

Shelby's Nut Butter Banana Cream Pie

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Ingredients:

Crust:

1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of pitted dates, tightly packed
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Banana Filling: Read more about Shelby's Nut Butter Banana Cream Pie

 

Nut Butter & Jam Cookies

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Photo by Shelby

Ingredients:

For the Chia Jam:

If pressed for time and if chia seeds are not a must, you can use your favourite jam in place of this chia seed jam. Read more about Nut Butter & Jam Cookies

 

Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

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Ingredients:

The quantities listed below make about 12 to 16 small to medium size cookies. Read more about Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

 

Simple Smoothie Bowl

For people who feel they need to eat a filling breakfast to prepare for a physically demanding day ahead, rather than turn to sugary cereals, I often suggest making a smoothie bowl.

Simply combine equally parts frozen banana chunks and unsweetened plant milk, blend until smooth, and top with anything you like. Almond butter and in-season blueberries are a favourite in our household. Read more about Simple Smoothie Bowl

 

Healthy Almond Cookie Recipe, Free of Dairy and Gluten

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My aunt has long made these delicious almond cookies for our large clan of relatives over the Christmas holidays. Free of dairy and gluten, I would contend that these cookies are quite a bit healthier than most conventional store-bought baked goods. They're definitely a good source of easily absorbed protein, fiber, calcium, and magnesium.

Though the recipe calls for egg whites, my aunt has found that the cookies turn out just as scrumptious with the yolks included; the main difference in using just the whites seems to be a greater level of chewiness, so if you value chewy, better to skip the yolks and go with just the whites - either way, be sure to whisk well! Read more about Healthy Almond Cookie Recipe, Free of Dairy and Gluten

 

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