SWEET POTATO & COCONUT PORRIDGE (gluten, grain, sugar & dairy free, paleo, vegan)

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For those of you struggling for breakfast (or pudding!) ideas due to a restricted diet, or for those of you wanting to get some nourishing anti-inflammatory meals into you or your children’s diet, give this a try. With a  healthy mix of naturally occurring fats, sugars, carbs and protein, this meal is satiating, energy-boosting, comforting and incredibly tasty!

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-baked and peeled sweet potato (bake at 180 for 40 mins keeping the skin on)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk OR rice milk
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp almond butter OR coconut cream OR butter
  • pinch of salt

Directions

Place all the ingredients into a pot and mix together well (if you prefer a creamy texture then use an electric blender before transferring the mixture into the pot for heating)

Cook over a low heat until thick and bubbly (add more milk if you prefer it a bit thinner).

Serve, pour a little extra milk over the top and enjoy 🙂

Variations

Top with a sprinkling of cinnamon / nutmeg / ginger / mixed spice

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Recipe: DUCK EGGS & BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS (gluten & grain-free)

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If you can tolerate eggs they really are a marvelous whole food that can be part of any meal of the day. Eggs are considered to be the most complete protein source in a single food – their amino acid complex is perfectly proportioned! They offer a fabulous source of carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin D and niacin. And of course they are an excellent source of minerals, offering the easiest form of iron (‘heme’) to absorb and of course calcium, phosphorus and trace minerals.

Do not get caught up in the high cholesterol drama – this is an absolute myth.

“First and foremost cholesterol is a vital component of every cell membrane on Earth. In other words, there is no life on Earth that can live without cholesterol. That will automatically tell you that, in of itself, it cannot be evil. In fact it is one of our best friends. We would not be here without it. No wonder lowering cholesterol too much increases one’s risk of dying. Cholesterol also is a precursor to all of the steroid hormones. You cannot make estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and a host of other vital hormones without cholesterol.” – Dr Ron Rosedale, leading anti-aging doctor in the United States. Read more here.

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It is so important that you buy organic free range eggs. It is absolutely worth the little bit extra you pay, as not only are you ensuring better health for yourself, but you are also powerfully voting against the cruelty of mass produced, chemical laden caged chickens.

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Ingredients

2 organic duck eggs (or organic chicken eggs)

4 rashers of organic bacon (make sure there are NO nitrates on the ingredient list)

8 asparagus tips (hard end snapped off if not using tips)

Salt

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Directions

Put the grill on a high setting. Cut each bacon rasher in half and wrap each piece around an asparagus tip. Place them under grill for 15 mins or until bacon is crispy. Boil a pan of salted water and then turn down heat, simmer the duck eggs for 7 mins.

Serve and enjoy!