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Prebiotic Hemp & Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy your food as medicine, I cant wait for you to try it!

It contains the prebiotic lactulose (sometimes sold as Actilac in chemists). This product when used in high doses can work as a laxative but in small doses its works as a prebiotic - meaning it feeds the good micro-biotia of your gut, other benefits is that it also tastes sweet. 

It also contains Hemp protein powder to increase the overall protein content of the bread and also some delicious Hemp Seed oil. Hemp Seed oil is rich in Omega 6, 3 and 9 which means it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory for the body AND a lovely nutty flavour perfect for this recipe!.

So whats the benefits of ingesting Lactulose?

- Enhances the growth of Lactobaccili and Bifidobacteria species in the gut 

- Decreases the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. Coli, Clostridia and bacteroides


Who can benefit? 

Theres really no harm in eating pre-biotics in the short term but specifically this prebiotic is great for people who experience any of the following-

SIBO, Candida, Constipation, damaged colonic mucosa, people with lowered immunity & inflammatory bowel disease. 


Who is not good for?

Vegans and anyone who has issues with lactose as it is made from the heating of Lactose. 



4 small ripe banana (Optional: one to decorate)

200g Almond meal

2 Tbsp Hemp Protein powder

3 organic eggs

60ml Lactulose Prebiotic liquid

60ml Hemp Oil

½ tsp Cinnamon

½ tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Tbsp Lemon juice

Oil for baking

Desiccated coconut or almond meal for the baking



  1. Preheat oven to 160 degree (fan forced)
  2. Combine all ingredients in the food processor or if mixing by hand, add the liquids first and then the dry ingredients
  3. Lightly oil the loaf tin with desiccated coconut or almond meal to prevent the cake from sticking.
  4. Pour batter into the tin and bake for 1hour (check centre with skewer to check its ready – it should come out dry).
  5. Option to decorate the top of the banana bread with a slice of banana, cinnamon or desiccated coconut.

Kale Chips

Looking for a great way to get more veggies into the kids (or you for that matter?) - try these yummy Kale chips recipe. Like most recipes on this blog- this is a no fuss, very simple recipe that you can make in minutes. 


Coffee Body Scrub (Great for Cellulite!)

This body scrub contains coffee which when used as a scrub will help to stimulate and tighten the skin of the body AKA help to smooth out cellulite. Who doesn't need a little bit of help in that department! 

My favourite healthy breakfast recipes

As a nutritionist, I assess each client's food intake at each consultation and I have to say that across the board- breakfast is consistently the meal that most clients struggle to make a healthy choice. From choosing boxed cereals (either the high sugar kinds in 'healthy' packaging) to ones like Weet-bix which lack protein, or to those that opt to skip the meal altogether! 

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and I believe if we really focus on getting breakfast right- we can both improve your nutrient status AND improve your energy levels, help to regulate blood sugars, reduce sugar cravings across the day and improve your mood. Seems too simple? 

Here are my top 6 breakfast options to help you get the day started right!  

My Favourite Green Smoothie Recipe

This is my favourite green smoothie recipe and a great one to start on if you have never done smoothies before. It tastes delicious and is so refreshing. 

Two Ingredient Pancakes

 These pancakes are super quick to make, so delicious AND gluten & dairy free! This recipe is enough for one person so just increase accordingly for more people. 

Blueberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Great for breakfast or dessert!

Chia seeds are high in omega 3's and soluble fibre. When grounded in the blender it helps the omega 3 oils to be bioavailable so I prefer to soak and then blend with fruit in the morning. Enjoy!

Paleo Rhubarb and Lemon Muffins

My Vegie box delivery arrives tomorrow and as I still have Rhubarb in the fridge I thought a nice tasty treat would be great in this cold weather. As I pondered what to do with it I stumbled across a rhubarb recipe and adapted it to what I had at home. I hope you enjoy it!

Cauliflower pizza base

At first - when my clients are told they need to move towards eating a Gluten Free diet they tell me it feels like an overwhelming task where they have to "miss out" on their favourite foods over the treatment program. The purpose of today's post is one example of how to have a family favourite - Pizza - Gluten free. Who doesn't like pizza?

How to make Almond Milk

Do you have problems with your digestion? Cramps? Gas? Bloating?

You are not alone. Many clients that come to see me with digestive complaints are still under the assumption that consuming a lot of dairy is good for them, unaware that it could actually be the dairy that is causing some (if not all) of their complaints!

Weight-loss Muffins

Muffins? Weight loss? I know what you are thinking does those two words even go together? I thought the same until I made these juice pulp muffins. But with the wonderful health benefits of Grapefruit (weight loss, anti-cellulite, liver detoxifier and high in vitamin C), mixed with Tumeric  (super food, anti-flammatory, adaptogen) plus all the additional fibre and fats. This is a winner. 

Due to an excess of Grapefruits in our household we have been juicing them with some Tumeric, Ginger and Lemon to make a strong juice concentrate to keep in the fridge. Each morning we add a TBS to add to warm water to drink first thing in the morning and boy does the body love that! 

Being one to not to waste anything - I decided to try my hand at turning the pulp into muffins. Mmm Mmm Mmmm. 

Brace yourself though! Think Tart and Tangy and perfect with a dollop of your favourite yogurt. 


Chickpea bites

This is a great snack for movie night or school lunch boxes. The chickpeas contain both  protein and carbohydrate so will help with brain function and keep you full. 

Banana Choc Brownie made with Banana flour

At a recent health expo I discovered Banana flour which is a Gluten free flour made from Green bananas.  It is quickly becoming a new favourite in my household because it is high in resistant starch providing benefits for the good bacteria in our gut, helping to lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity. It has a really mild flavour so works in lots of recipes unlike the wonderful but very full flavoured Coconut flour.

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few ingredients. 

Blueberries and Cream Healthy Gut Gummies


Gelatin has wonderful healing properties and is a natural source of amino acids which aid in hair, skin and bone health. It can also aid in reducing inflammation in the gut and assist in reducing food sensitivities, promote healthy immune function and recovery after exercise.

I love that this recipes contains the antioxidant properties of blueberries in conjunction with the gelatin, plus it tastes yummy. 

Greens at Breakfast?

I love eggs for breakfast. Not just because they taste yummy but also because they are a complete protein, meaning it supplies all of the amino acids to the body first thing in the morning.  By ensuring your breakfast has a good amount of protein in it - we can really support our health and wellbeing in many ways.

Breakfast Winter Warmer

This breakfast is full of fibre and protein and is so nice and warming during winter. 

Its also a great choice if you want something healthy, gluten free and if you are short of time!

It only takes about 3 minutes to make. 

Acai and Chia pudding



This Acai and Chia bowl recipe is the same recipe I have posted previously. Each time i am just switching the fruit. This means I can make a weeks worth of chia pudding and then each morning just change up the fruit. I love the variety and fun of different colours every morning. Am sure your kids will too! 

Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding



This is the same chia pudding recipe i have posted previously except I have switched the fruit for a small mango. Its SO GOOD. Give it a try 😋 

Mel's Merry Christmas Bliss Balls

Mel’s Merry Christmas Bliss Balls (Makes 20 balls)

These bliss balls are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and tastes like Christmas pudding.  Nice and not naughty! A great treat to take along to your next Christmas party.