Living life Gluten free

I am not trying to be the self proclaiming gluten intolerant girl that wants the whole world to know she is a vegan or doesn’t eat gluten – because I am neither of those things. I am just a girl trying to figure out why my tummy is constantly bloated or rumbling (possibly last night’s pizza) and finding the best nutritions to tone this body up!

I love bread and carbs.

Yes I said it, judge! And I can’t imagine life without it but I am trying to cut down for the sake of my vegas body and health as a whole. So I though I’d try a week of refraining from refined sugars and gluten product. Can I just say I was shocked at how easy this was. I think it was a sign from god that I was also sent some BFree products to try out which are all wheat and gluten free and suitable for vegans. I forgot that I wasn’t binging on my usual sinful carbs.

I want to share some of the easy, flavorsome recipes that got me through the week and this is something I am going to keep up because I can already feel the difference. It also helped that my mom said I looked slimmer after just a week (double win).

On top of these recipes, a good source for nutritional information and recipes is my favourite fitness blog, The Muscle Coaches.

Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • A bag of dried dates
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup of Oats
  • 1-2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  •  A plate of sesame seeds

Method

Blend all ingredients(apart from sesame seeds) together until you get a sticky paste. Roll the paste into small sized balls and then roll it over the plate of sesame seeds. Cool the balls (excuse the pun) in your fridge for about 30 minutes and then their ready! Perfect for a snack or something to keep you going just before you hit the gym

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Hummus

Everyone loves hummus. But so many people don´t realize how easy it is to make and the best part is that it is so easy to experiment with. Here is a simple recipe for original hummus, but play around with it by adding different spices etc.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g cans of chickpeas
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 0.5 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 3 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Paprika powder
  • Coriander leaves

 

Method

Process everything in a food processor to blend it all until it is of a smooth consistency. Again – easy right?

Hummus goes well with pretty much everything. I love having it as a snack with sliced carrots or the  Bfree wraps which are made of flax seeds and quinoa, a great way to make wraps less boring. I just bake the wrap for a little less than a minute so that it becomes crispy and then get crazy with dipping!

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hummushummus recipe

Vegan Beanified Wrap

Ingredients

  • Bfree wrap
  • Can of kidney beans (any beans you like really)
  • 1 chopped tomato or 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • half onion sliced and half garlic clove
  • Cheese

Method

Simply fry the ingredients together apart from the wrap and cheese. Start with the onion and garlic until the onions are a soft brown then add in everything else include seasoning. Put your Bfree gluten free wrap in the oven topped with cheese for less than a minute (until the cheese melts and the wrap inflates slightly). Then just add the fried bean paste on the wrap or use it as a dip. This is perfect for a meal or a snack to share.

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fried beans

Are there any other great gluten free recipes you like?

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