It’s heating up here in New York, so today I bring you a naturally sweet, cool treat! It’s refined sugar and dairy free, and gut healthy too (more on that below). All you need is a food processor, and you’re set.
Here it is:
Did you know that years before celiac disease patients started to follow gluten free diets, ripe bananas were one of the only sources of carbohydrates they were believed to be able to digest? (Source 1,2)
Even though the gluten free diet has surged in popularity, since it’s easier to follow than grain/sugar free nutritional therapies, there are many researchers and patients who firmly believe that carbohydrate intolerance is at the root of a wide range of recurring symptoms, chronic diseases, learning/behavioral disorders, and even mental illnesses. So, if you’re following a gluten free diet for health reasons, and still don’t feel your best, you should know that you may need to take your nutritional efforts to the next level, especially if you’re suffering from recurring digestive symptoms.
I will try to break the research down, and share my own personal experiences with a variety of gluten/grain/multiple food allergen free nutritional approaches, via short, easily digestible blog posts. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this gut healthy, sugar/dairy free recipe!
If you like this one, you might also enjoy my recipe for gut healthy, gluten/grain/dairy free banana pancakes. Keep in mind that as long as you are having regular bowel movements (at least one a day), are eating plenty of vegetables, and are not restricting fruit/fructose intake for blood sugar maintenance issues or any other reason, it’s okay to eat one very ripe banana a couple of times per week. Everything in moderation!
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