There is only one thing I can eat when I am not feeling well. The treatments that I have take my appetite away and I feel sick to my stomach until the medication completely leaves my system. When this is happening, I can not even stomach my green drinks which are such an important part of my wellness regime. Nutritional deficits have been shown in many peer reviewed journals, to be partially culpable for auto immune disease. Nutrition therapy is a growing field of study and emphasis. Those that have done research into an illness, understand that food is an absolutely critical part of the healing journey. Whether you take traditional medications or have chosen to forgo them, nutritional therapy should be at the forefront of your treatments. When I am suffering side effects from various medications or am in relapse, nutrients are critical for my body. I am always amazed how quickly my muscles tone is lost and how much weight I lose when my body is under this kind of stress. It is humbling and one of the many reasons I workout daily and eat well.
This “Bread” has saved me more than once. Those that follow this blog know that I do not eat grains of any type. So how can I enjoy this “bread” weekly? Well, the body of the bread is made with coconut flour and flax seed meal. Coconut flour is simply the ground down flesh of dried coconut meat, that is it! Flax seed is chock full of Omega-3’s, which are vital for brain health. This”bread” is brimming with nutrients and easy on the tummy. As for the fruit, I rotate which ones I use. Sometimes it is blueberries, sometimes cranberries and sometimes rhubarb. Use what you have on hand and what strikes your fancy. They are all vitamin c bombs and full of antioxidants.
Enjoy this bread for breakfast, lunch dinner or a snack. It packs well and is hearty enough to be filling in a pinch. Consider topping it with coconut butter or a nut butter for a meal.
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1/4 Cup Sugar Free Apple Sauce
- 4 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- Water (as needed)
- 1/2 Cup Fruit of Choice
- In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas
- Add the apples sauce and eggs and mix
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Let sit for a few minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb the liquid
- Add water as needed to make the "bread" a thick dough like consistency
- Add in fruit and stir gently.
- Place in a small cake pan
- Cook at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the top of the bread is brown.
- Cool completely before cutting