Being a fan of homemade bread over store bought bread and lucky not to have an issue with gluten intolerance, any other bread has never cut the mustard, nothing could compare to a freshly baked loaf lathered in butter, which I know isn't the healthiest combo, but sometimes you just have to indulge in the things you love - life is about balance not excess or depriving yourself, as soon as you do that I find you end up wanting it more and having severe FOMO, and who wants that.
Note that all my previous attempts at a gluten free loaf had always ended up like smoosh, they never rose, they were never light but instead heavy and more like a lethal weapon, so when I finally discovered a way to get close to a normal loaf, it was like there was a party in my kitchen and everyone was invited. This recipe truely is the perfect alternative, you can top it with jam, pate, cheese, anything you desire. It's simply delicious, so if you do have a gluten intolerance, then this is a must. With all of the seeds it is also a super nutrient dense alternative.
We didn't add any of our fabulous herbs, but are sure that if you wanted you could boost this further with al kinds of combos from our arsenal. Enjoy!
Protein (powder and Chia)
20% of the human body is made up of protein, we require protein for growth and repair of the cells in our body (bones, blood, muscles etc). Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein, our bodies produce most of them, except for 9 essential amino acids which we have to get from food sources. Chia contains these 9.
Omega 3's & 6's (Eggs and Chia)
Omega 6's are inflammatory, but great for skin, hair, bones, metabolism etc. Omega 3's are anti-inflammatory and are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body (helping with . Omega 6's (in simple terms) are bullies to the Omega 3's, when consumed they both compete for the same enzyme to convert to things the body can use, the Omega 6's usually win this race, hence the requirement for more Omega 3's - power in numbers. They are both essential as the body can't make them. In Chia, there are almost 3 times as many Omega 3's to 6's, which means you get the best of both worlds).
Eggs are usually used as a bench mark for the nutritional bio-marking of food, that is to say that they are the ultimate form of nutrition as they contain the perfect amount of the macros nutrients; Carbs, Proteins and Fats - both good and bad fats, after all our bodies need them both in the right ratios. Eggs have been researched and linked to; helping balance cholesterol, eye health, muscle development, blood pressure, weight management and type 2 diabetes. In addition to the macro nutrients, Eggs contain all the good vitamins and minerals too, including; vitamin D, A, B2, B6, B12, and minerals folate, Iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
Sunflower seeds like many other nuts and seeds, are a wonderful source of essentially fatty acids which help the body reduce inflammation. Interestingly, they are also have one of the highest natural levels of vitamin E (approx. 82%), which is a potent free radical scavenger. They also contain Vitamins A, D and K, as well as VItamin B1 Thiamine, which plays a role in how our body uses energy from food and is vital for cellular function (containing around 43%), plus folate, magnesium and manganese.