The Life Changing Loaf of Bread
Thank you ever so much to a lovely patient who turned me on to this amazing recipe (you know who you are). :)
When I first heard about this recipe I wasn’t so sure it was for me – let’s just say medicine, and not baking, is my forte. But after hearing from her several times about how amazing this bread is, and also how simple to make, I had to give it a try.
Am I ever glad I did!
Sarah Britton of My New Roots created this amazing flour-free bread recipe. Using some crazy food science, these easily available nuts and seeds, along with some psyllium seed husks for stickiness, water and coconut oil somehow create an amazing, dense, void-filling loaf that I have now successfully made a few times. The first loaf mainly went to any friend who came around the house – ok, I may have forced it upon them in my enthusiasm, but they all loved it. It toasts well, and stores well in the fridge for a few days or sliced in the freezer for an as-yet-undetermined amount of time (mine hasn’t spent more than a week there… it’s really tasty).
Breakfast, lunch, snack – this bread will silence tummy grumbles at any time of the day. Bursting with healthy fats and protein, it helps balance blood sugar and provides much-needed minerals like zinc and selenium. It is an amazing option for patients with PCOS who are trying to stabilize their blood sugar by cutting out refined carbohydrates. But for any patient looking to enhance digestion, improve energy, reduce cravings, balance hormones, and get glowing skin, this is a must-try.
You can switch any seed-for-seed or nut-for-nut (try pumpkin seeds or almonds to replace sunflower seeds and hazelnuts), and can even try holding some of the water and adding two ripe bananas. The only constant must be the psyllium seed husks, available at health food stores and in some bulk food grocery sections. They absorb tons of water and hold the loaf together. The soluble and insoluble fibre are great for the digestive tract – helping to bulk and speed things up, if you know what I mean, and act like a broom to sweep the intestinal tract and facilitate detoxification.
Here’s a link to Sarah’s site with the recipe – let me know how much you love it!
Dr. Kali MacIsaac HBSc, ND