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Vegan and Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Vegan and Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Probiotic rich foods like yoghurt and kefir provide beneficial bacteria that aid digestive health, while bananas are a prebiotic supporting gut microbiome diversity. Serves 4-6 Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g gluten free oats 30g goji berries or other dried berries For banana caramel layer 2 ripe bananas 100g almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? Up to 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut and supported by a strong microflora. To help maintain a balanced gut flora, consider regular consumption of fermented foods or live bacteria supplements. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures, proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach and complement the existing gut flora. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and can be taken alongside…

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious low sugar breakfast option. You can add a scoop of raw cacao powder for a chocolate waffle if you prefer. (makes 4 waffles) Ingredients: 150g gluten-free flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (omit if the gluten-free flour contains xanthum) 2 free range or organic eggs 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp xylitol 1 tsp ground cinnamon 150-200ml almond milk or coconut milk To serve: Fresh or frozen berries Coconut yoghurt…

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Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A moist dense gluten free chocolate cake. Perfect warm or cold, served with a dairy free or low lactose yoghurt. Ingredients 50g cocoa powder 125g boiling water 2 tsp vanilla extract 125g gluten free self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp baking powder 150g coconut sugar 150g light olive oil 3 large eggs Method Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 22-23cm spring form cake tin. Add the…

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Pesto Meatball Pasta Bake

Pesto Meatball Pasta Bake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These meatballs sneak in vegetables for plenty of flavour. The meatballs can also be served on their own cold in lunchboxes. Use your favourite gluten free pasta in this recipe. You can make this dish dairy free as well by using vegan pesto and dairy free cheese.  Serves 6 Ingredients 400g lamb mince 1 small courgette, grated 1 shallot, grated 1 tbsp gluten free/dairy free pesto Sea salt and pepper 300g gluten free pasta Olive…

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Vegan & Gluten Free Simnel Cake

Vegan & Gluten Free Simnel Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Celebrating Easter can be trickier when you have food allergies. This is a delicious gluten free, vegan version of the classic Easter fruit cake. Light and fruity, this is perfect for family gatherings. Makes 1 x 18cm cake Ingredients 50g dried cranberries or other dried berries 200g mixed dried fruit 2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 50ml apple juice 100g dairy free spread 100g xylitol or coconut sugar 3 tbsp pure fruit apricot jam…

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Supplements for Over 50s

Supplements for Over 50s

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Reaching the milestone age of 50 is a good time to review your supplement needs as many are especially important in later life. Multivitamins for general health While diet should always come first, we tend to eat less with age, especially when cutting back to lose weight. At the same time, our ability to absorb nutrients decreases as we make less stomach acid and intestinal enzymes, and…

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Nutritionist Kaye Osborne shares five simple dietary swaps to help reduce chronic inflammation… Whenever we suffer an injury, such as a cut to our skin or an infection, our amazing body begins the job of making us better and creating inflammation is one part of that process. This is all well and good when the inflammation lasts only a matter of hours or days. However, when we’re exposed to inflammation for a long time, the impact on the body is…

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Fight Against Skin Ageing

Fight Against Skin Ageing

Ageing is inevitable, but there are steps we can take to help prevent our skin from ageing prematurely and there are all-natural extracts which can lend a helping hand too. We’ve spoken to a number of natural skincare experts for their advice. Preventative Measures So how can we prevent our skin from ageing prematurely? Green People’s cosmetic scientist Ian Taylor recommends quitting smoking and drinking more water, as well as limiting your exposure to sunlight: “These can all help to…

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The Benefits of Probiotics

The Benefits of Probiotics

Discover the link between probiotics and good digestive health… Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, forming what is commonly referred to as the gut microbiome. These bacterial cells inhibit every inch of your gastrointestinal tract, which have a major influence on your immune and digestive function, and even your metabolism, mood and weight regulation. “More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. We feel this is still relevant today and believe too that…

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