For a number of reasons, a lot of people have food allergies that mean they cannot eat foods like bread, dairy, nuts, or eggs without becoming unwell. These allergies may be the result of eating too many of these foods in the past, or because the way these foods are produced has changed. Either way, if you have a food allergy, it can make creating healthy meals harder than for someone with no dietary restrictions.
Because of my gluten and lactose allergies, I’m always on the lookout for ways to avoid consuming bread and dairy foods – which are common lunchtime staples. When you don’t eat bread or cheese, a great many standard lunchtime foods are off the menu. Cheese sandwich or pizza? Forget it!
That’s why I often make smoothies for lunch. I keep a small blender in my office, so I can whip up my lunch in seconds. I not only avoid the foods that make me feel unwell, I also make sure I eat something nutritious.
There are lots of different smoothie recipes on Days to Fitness, but this new one is one of my favorites. It’s not just dairy and gluten-free, it’s also vegetarian-friendly too.
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: N/A
Number of Servings: 2-3
- 1 cup cranberry or pomegranate juice, no sugar added
- 1 cup silken tofu, or 1 cup of soy, rice, or almond milk
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons natural sweetener e.g. maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia
1. Put all the ingredients in your blender. Blitz on high for 30-60 seconds until frothy
2. Serve immediately or store in a thermos for later
Recipe source: gaiam.com
Picture source: Women’s Health
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