Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gluten and Dairy Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Gluten and dairy free vanilla cupcakes with raspberry icing

This recipe is excellent if you are cooking for a crowed! Being unsure these days on peoples dietary requirements, with two of the most common food allergies being gluten and dairy. 
These light fluffy vanillary goodness cupcakes are a reasonably safe choice hopefully pleasing everyone. You could hardly tell the difference between those containing milk and wheat flour.

Although they contain butter and sugar, using good quality fat and raw unrefined sugar means better health. After all not everyone likes "everything free" treats!
Unrefined meaning that the minerals and nutrients have not been removed from the juice of the sugar cane plant.  
In fact per 150g, it has on average 40 calories less in comparison to caster sugar.

And if I don’t mind saying myself, they are DELICIOUS!


Gluten and Dairy Free Vanilla Cupcakes
(makes 12 cupcakes)


200g rice flour
150g raw brown sugar (May substitute for stevia sugar)
125g butter at room temperature
125mls almond milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

Place 12 cupcake liners in a tray

Combined almond milk, vanilla essence, eggs and butter into mixer

Add sugar, salt, baking powder and sifted flour into the wet mix and combine

Divide batter between cupcake liners, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a toothpick they are cooked in the centre, they should be light golden brown on top

Macros per muffin 
(does not include icing. There is 25 calories in one tablespoon of royal icing)

Calories: 200
Carbohydrate: 27.5g

I used raspberry royal icing on mine. You can use any icing you want though! On my previous coconut butter muffin post you can find the recipe there. ALL you do it wiz together however many raspberries you want, depending on how pink you want the mixture and add it to the base mixture instead of the colour free food colouring. 

Love Gabby xoxox

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bowel Biotics

Bowel Biotics Plus with Digestive Enzymes

Bowel Biotics+ with Digestive Enzymes is formulated for a healthy stomach and digestive system, containing fibre, prebiotics and probiotics. 
I Highly recommend everyone to take this, especially if you have stomach or bowel problems, If you have congested skin and a sluggish bowel, take this and the chances of your skin clearing is huge!

The most enjoyable way to use it is in smoothies, and you can find a great bowel-cleansing smoothie on my blog. Other wise just pineapple or orange juice.
It's important to consume a good amount of water in order for the fibre to be flushed though your system properly. If you don’t it can actually cause constipation and bloating until your bowels have absorb enough water to move it though! It's a very effective cleanser so don’t be lazy on the H20!

Digestive enzymes are essential in breaking down the food we eat.
A diet high in processed foods, poor health, medications and the natural ageing process can cause the number of natural digestive enzymes in the body to decline, making digestion more uncomfortable.

The natural enzymes in Bowel Biotics+ with Digestive Enzymes are Protease, Betaine HCl, Ginger Root, Papain, Peppermint Leaf, Fennel Seed and Bromelain. These enzymes help to break down foods, support digestion and increase nutrients absorption.

Psyllium husk fibre and water have a 'gelling' effect which prevents waste matter in the colon from drying up, it ensures regular & efficient movement of the bowel

Prebiotics (inulin) and Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) are included in Bowel Biotics+ with Digestive Enzymes to help increase the number of friendly bacteria in the bowel. Maintaining a favorable balance of friendly bacteria is essential to the long-term health of the bowel and overall wellbeing.

General Guidelines
It is recommended to take Lifestream Bowel Biotics+ with Digestive Enzymes 20 minutes before a meal. It is suitable for everyday use and serving size can be adjusted as required.

Adult Serving Suggestion
Mix 4 rounded teaspoons (10g) twice daily, with a glass of water or fruit juice, stir well and consume immediately. Always follow this with a further glass of water or fruit juice. After 1-2 weeks it should be possible to reduce the amount to 2 rounded teaspoons (5g) twice daily, mixed in a glass of water or fruit juice.

Psyllium husks 64%, inulin prebiotics 30%, digestive enzymes (protease 1.2%, betaine HCl 0.9%, ginger root 0.6%, papain 0.6%, peppermint leaf 0.6%, fennel seed 0.6%, bromelain 0.6%), probiotic cultures 1% (Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum).

Nutritional Information
Servings per package: 40 (5g servings)
Serving size: 5g (approx. 2 rounded teaspoons)
Average quantity per serve:
Energy 9kj
Protein 0.05g
Fat total trace
saturated trace
Carbohydrate trace
sugars trace
Sodium 3mg
Dietary fibre 4.4g
Probiotic cultures 600 million

100% Natural Ingredients - No Additives
Lifestream Bowel Biotics+ with Digestive Enzymes is natural and contains no polydextrose, maltodextrin, sorbitol, sugar, phytate, preservatives, gluten, wheat, GM ingredients, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
Suitable for vegetarians.

Coconut butter muffins

Hey guys so I tried some clean eat muffins.
I made them using coconut flour and oil. Check out benefits of coconut oil here

They’re wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, and have no added refined sugars, just honey.
 A healthy alternative when you’re craving that carbohydrate sweets fix.

The texture of the muffins are like butter cake. 
I used desiccated coconut before placing them in the oven, giving a crispy rustic look..mmm yummmmm

 Another favourite topping is passion fruit pulp, just spoon on top whilst warm from the oven, the liquid absorbs into the cake:)

OR royal icing does go pretty nice. I’ll put the recipe for that up as well, just incase. Make sure the muffins are cooled properly before icing them. Unlike my impatient self, they just don’t look as pretty otherwise.

Macros per muffin:

Calories: Approximately 170 calories
Protein: 3.5g
Carbohydrate: 14.5g

Coconut butter muffins
 (Makes 9 muffins)

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

4 medium eggs

1/3 cups of oil or butter of choice (I used coconut oil. If it's hard, microwave before adding to mixture so it mixes properly)

1/3 cup of honey (or any other sweetener preferred. You can use half honey half stevia)

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Seeds from a vanilla bean (Optional. Add to wet mix)

Desiccated coconut (Sprinkled on top before baking)

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. Combine all dry ingredients making sure you sift the flour for a smooth consistency

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and use a mixer to blend. You must use some form of electric mixer, as this batter is reasonably thick and hard to do by hand

4. Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full of batter and garnish with desiccated coconut

5. Bake for about 20 minutes making sure you keep a close eye on them. Use a toothpick to check batter is cooked.Turn oven down if necessary 


(I doubled the recipe in this photo)

Royal Pink icing sugar 
(Topes 9 muffins generously)


1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

1 large egg white (30grams)

1 1/2 cups of Icing sugar (add more if you want them thicker and harder)

1. Mix together the lemon juice and egg white

2. Sift in the icing sugar. Make sure you sift it other wise there will be lumps

3. Then if you want a natural light pink colour (you can use anything you like) add natural pink food colouring

Most of you probably don’t know that the natural red/pink food colour you purchase is in fact natural, but does come from bugs. A bug called cochineal. The female bugs are crushed to produce a vibrant color used in food coloring and for dying textiles and fabrics. 
I personally don’t have a problem eating a bug or two,there are much worse things we do to ourselves. 

Love Gabby xoxox

Sunday, 9 September 2012



Again.. :)

These Pancakes are an ideal breakfast choice, keeping you satisfied and fuller for longer. 
Low GI, no dairy, no sugar, gluten and wheat free! 

So how do they taste any good then? Well make them and find out! They are super easy to make once you have all the ingredients.


1/2 cup of egg whites
1/2 cup of rolled organic oats
1 medium banana
  Generous amount of Cinnamon
1 tablespoons of Stevia sweet
5 drops of Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of Baking powder 

Place all of the Dry ingredients into a blender. Oats, cinnamon, stevia and baking powder. Blend together.

Add 1/2 a cup of egg whites and vanilla extract,blend again.

Then add one mashed banana and mix. 
I prefer to add this at the end because the texture of chunky banana makes them so much better, other wise you can add it in with the egg whites and blend it all together. But I recommend mashed!
If your watching calories I normally save a little bit of the banana to have on top of them.


Time to cook.
Putting a lid on helps them cook
Wait to see the bubbles appear
Don’t make them to large other wise its hard to flip
Turn the pan down when you add the last lot of batter so they don’t burn
And wait for the edges to cook. Then you know they are ready to flip
These pancakes cook reasonably quickly.Beware!

Enjoy…. I put banana and strawberries on them normally with natural yoghurt.

Below are a few photos of previous ones I have made

Nutrition content:

This recipe yields one serve of about two-three pancakes depending on the size

Calories: 325 per serve
Protein: 19g
Total carbohydrate: 58g
 Total Fat: 4g

 Remember the carbs are from GOOD carbs that will help keep you satisfied and the sugar is from fructose so don't think this is bad! This is the type of food you want to be eating to help control your hunger. 
Excellent as a treat if you are craving something bad.

Peanut butter and honey topping

I added a bit of mashed sweet potato to these ones instead:)yes thats more peanut butter...

Strawberries and yoghurt

Banana and yoghurt

Thought id mix it up with some almonds haha.


Super thick digestive smoothie

Super thick digestive smoothie

Hey guys, so this is my super thick digestive smoothie. Has some awesome stuff in it, and you will feel so healthy after! 
This is great for your Skin, energy levels and stomach bowels.


·      250mls Pura tone skim milk or any milk alternative.
·      Two heaped tablespoons of any natural yoghurt of your choice. I used Mundella reduced fat
·      One tablespoon of Stevia Sweet
·      Two heaped teaspoons on Bowel Biotics
·      A generous amount of cinnamon
·      Two tablespoons of Udos oil blend
·      One tablespoon of organic milled flax
·      One cup of spinach
·      One banana
·      5 Strawberries

Wizz together!

This makes two serves or one big one! Which I normally drink:)

It goes super think, so make sure you don’t leave it sitting around for long, this is because of the bowel biotics and milled flax. Drink LOTS of water after! This helps with the Bowel Biotics being effective in flushing your system. 
I will post soon about Bowel biotics (because its awesome!) and the nutritional facts of the ingredients.  Sorry that it takes me so long to write posts.!

Love Gabby xoxo