It’s been a while since I participated in What I Ate Wednesday and to be honest, it never crossed my mind! But on the request of a reader and friend I decided it was time to do another one!
The past few days have been delicious, but as you might gather from the title of today’s WIAW that I was eating a ton of puréed, liquids and mushy foods! I tend to get into weird phases like this sometimes without even noticing. I think my digestive system likes this pattern though- puréed and liquid foods are already partially broken down and are that much easier for our bodies to digest! And those of you who know me or who have been reading for a while know that mine is a tender tummy that needs loads of TLC.
I’ll share a couple recipes with you guys today. For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@gabbyouimet) you will have already been teased by the photos ;)
These aren’t eats exclusively from one day but rather are highlights of a couple days…
Liquid: Breakfasts for me usually involve a green smoothie this one is fast becoming one of my favourites! Topped with some flax granola for texture and served in a bowl, sundae style :)
This smoothie is deliciously sweet and creamy, but uses no banana, great for people who a avoiding this fruit or who are just looking for some variety in their smoothies. All the ingredients are very low-reactive and anti-inflammatory, sure to leave you with a happy tummy!
Creamy Blueberry Pear Green Smoothie
by Gabby Ouimet
Keywords: blender beverage breakfast gluten-free paleo raw soy-free sugar-free vegan avocado blueberries Pear
Add all to a blender and blend until smooth. Add rice milk depending on consistency you prefer.
Another thing I’ve been eating tons of is warm kale salads with a creamy coconut dressing. I’m not sharing this recipe today (don’t be greedy!) But you can be sure I will soon!
Mush:This has been a recent snack and I have to admit, it’s one of my stranger creations, but I am loving it! I’m calling it carrot cake purée and its such a nutrient dense treat that tastes like carrot cake, but has NO flour or grains in it! It’s mostly carrots so there’s lots of vitamin A in there to help with your eyesight, beautify your skin and help heal your digestive tract!
You can steam or roast the carrots. Roasting with coconut oil will bring out their sweetness even more!
Steam or roast carrots until they are fork tender. Add to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients (except toppings) and process until smooth. Start with 1/2 cup of water or rice milk and continue adding as needed.
To serve, mix in currants and coconut into each serving. Drizzle with almond butter and dig in.