My partner and I decided to begin an elimination diet a week ago, which means no dairy, eggs, wheat, corn, and soy, among a few other things. The idea here is to eliminate common allergens from the diet for one month, then slowly reintroduce each one back into the diet while observing for any symptoms such as headache, moodiness, bloating, bowel irregularities, etc. Alternatively an IgG test can be done (a sample of blood is taken and tested against common foods, revealing food sensitivities), but these are not always accurate and can cost a lot of money. I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that your body can tell you these same things, if you just listen to what it’s telling you.
And so we began our elimination diet. Eliminating these foods is not a big change for us, as we eat a mainly plant-based diet anyways, and don’t often consume wheat, corn, or soy. One staple for me, however, is kefir. My absolute favourite breakfast is kefir mixed with fruit and topped with seeds, almond butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
This breakfast was created as an alternative to my go-to breakfast, using seasonal fruits that are still available at our farmer’s market despite the wintery weather (plus a banana). It is dairy-free, raw, vegan, and high in protein and omega 3’s. I hope you enjoy it!
- 1 bosc pear, chopped
- 1 organic apple, chopped (we used Aurora apples – so good!)
- 1 banana, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon buckwheat groats (soaked and dehydrated)
- 1 tablespoon raw almond butter (preferably homemade)
- drizzle of maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- Chop fruit and place in 2 bowls. Top with chia seeds, hemp seeds, and buckwheat, mix well.
- Add almond butter, maple syrup, sea salt, and cinnamon to taste. Mix well. Enjoy!