Since battling Candida and other health issues (which I will address all of this Wednesday), I had to avoid most all fruit (until recently). Which meant I could not have my normal fruit-loaded smoothies. I also struggled to find a protein powder that tasted delicious and was safe for my Candida. That is until Truvani!
Truvani’s plant based protein powder tastes AMAZING! One of the main reasons I love the Truvani company is its commitment to real food and supplements without added chemicals, toxins, and they source only the best organic ingredients. In addition to being certified organic, it is also gluten-free, super clean with just six simple ingredients, and safe for my Candida.
Speaking of, since my Candida is getting better, my doctor and I decided that I could reintroduce a little bit of fruit! I could not be more happier! Now I am able to make smoothies that taste great and cure my sweet tooth!
Without further ado, here is my favorite chocolate smoothie recipe:
8 oz liquid of choice (I like homemade hemp milk or coconut milk)
Handful frozen organic spinach
1/2 really ripe frozen banana (optional)
1/3 tsp ashwaganda
Blend and enjoy!
Let me know if you try this smoothie recipe!
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These fat bombs are DA’ BOMB! Haha! No, seriously, they are the perfect sweet treat but also pack a protein punch!
All you need is carob powder, coconut oil, almond butter, collagen peptides, and salt.
I love using carob powder for many reasons! First and foremost, it is allowed on the candida diet. Secondly, it is naturally sweet and has many health benefits, including that it is low in fat and sodium, contains calcium but no oxalates, it’s high in fiber, naturally gluten-free and caffeine-free, and is a rich source of polyphenol antioxidants. Another BIG plus for those who suffer from migraines, carob does not contain tyramine. Healthline.com states that Tyramime is a byproduct of tyrosine, an amino acid. Foods that contain tyramine may trigger migraine headaches, and chocolate contains tyramine. Carob, however, does not contain tyramine and is considered safe to eat if you get migraines. Also, fun fact…carob powder is Fido-friendly. It doesn’t contain high levels of theobromine, a compound that is toxic to dogs and cats in large quantities. Win win!
Sugar-Free Fat Bombs (Candida-friendly, Keto, No Bake)
Total Time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup almond butter (pure almond butter – no added sugar)
Stevia to taste, if needed (I find carob powder to be enough sweetness)
Mix all ingredients (except walnuts) together until smooth. Pour into silicone ice cube trays (I like these ones) and top with 1/4 walnut. Freeze. Pop out and eat when you need to cure that sweet tooth!
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