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Review: Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Butter

Good news for individuals that are lactose intolerant, Green Valley Organics has launched a lactose-free butter.

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What Makes Green Valley Organic Lactose Free Butter Unique?

The newly launched butter is:

The newly launched butter is:
Lactose-Free
Certified Organic
Kosher
Halal

The product is also low in calories.

Can I substitute Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free Butter for traditional butter?

Yes, you can! Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free Butter can substitute your traditional butter. The new lactose-free butter can be used to make millions of recipes including biscuits,cookies, sauces, cakes, crust for pies.

Ingredients:

Organic Pasteurized Cream (Milk), Lactase Enzyme, Sea Salt, Cultures

Nutritional Information

Green Valley Lactose Free Butter

“As more Americans turn towards simple, unprocessed foods, butter is once more embraced as a wholesome treat and a pantry staple for home cooks of many different culinary heritages,” Green Valley said.

Where can I buy it?

Cost: $4.99 for a half-pound block

It can be bought in the US at retailers such as Sprouts, Meijer and Gelso.

Conclusion

The new lactose-free butter opens the door for millions of lactose-sensitive families to make countless recipes that require butter. This new product opens a new way for lactose intolerance individuals to enjoy the various delicacies that are made from butter.

 

 

Lactose Intolerance and Alcohol

Many people consume alcohol on a daily basis but are unaware of how alcohol can affect them. Today we are discussing how alcohol affects individuals that are lactose intolerant and individuals that are lactose intolerant but also have IBS, ulcerative colitis, chron’s disease or celiac disease.

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Does Alcohol affect me if I am Lactose Intolerant?

Consuming alcohol will not affect an individual that is lactose intolerant unless the alcohol consumed contains dairy. 

Which alcoholic drinks contain dairy?

The following alcoholic drinks may contain dairy:

  • Wine: Dairy is used in the production of wine during the fining stage. The dairy is removed from the wine by the final stage of the production. Even though most of the dairy is removed from the wine, individuals that are severely lactose intolerant should be very cautious when consuming wine as traces amount of lactose may be present.
  • Rum: Rum is sometimes mixed with dairy creams that contain dairy. Always read the ingredients if you are unsure
  • Baileys
  • Amarula Creams
  • Pina Coladas
  • White Russians
  • Other Cream Liquors

If you consume alcohol that does not contain dairy but develops symptoms similar to lactose intolerance such as diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea, you could be suffering from alcohol intolerance.

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Alcohol Intolerance

Yes! Alcohol intolerance does exist! Alcohol intolerance occurs when the body cannot break down toxins in the alcohol. Other ingredients in alcohol can also cause alcohol intolerance. These include sulfites or other preservatives, grains such as corn, wheat or rye; or a histamine formed as a byproduct during fermentation or brewing.

In addition to the symptoms above, other symptoms of alcohol intolerance include:

  • Facial redness (flushing)
  • Itchy bumps and redness on skin
  • Worsening of asthma

Many individuals that are lactose intolerance also suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac Disease. Does alcohol have an effect on these ailments?

IBS and Alcohol

Alcohol can trigger IBS. This is because alcohol is a strong gastrointestinal irritant that causes abdominal pain, bloating and treatment-for-lactose-intoleranceconstipation.

Ulcerative Colitis and Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol causes an aggressive inflammatory response in the gut, decreases the protective molecules in the gut and increases the bowel permeability. This results in the worsening of ulcerative colitis.

Chron’s Disease and Alcohol

Alcohol consumption can result in abdominal pain if consumed by an individual that has chron’s disease. Many individuals that are diagnosed with  chron’s disease have a higher tolerance to alcohol consumption when compared to individuals that suffer from IBS and ulcerative colitis. It is advisable for individuals to drink alcohol with low sugar content and to drink in moderation.

Celiac Disease and Alcohol

Individuals that suffer from celiac disease can drink alcohol that is gluten-free and lactose-free (if you are lactose intolerant). It is important to note that distilled alcohol is gluten-free, because the distilling process removes the gluten proteins. Alcohols that are safe to drink due to distillation include vodka, gin, champagne, scotch and whiskey. Many wines are gluten-free as they are made from grapes, but be careful of wines that contain flour or white seals.

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Final Words…

My advice is that every individual should know their body and be aware of how alcohol affects them. Once you learn your body, you can make your own decision about how much alcohol you can consume, or even consuming alcohol will be good or not. Learning about your body will help you to understand how much alcohol you can tolerate.

Hope this post was helpful and informative. Please feel free to comment in the comment section below

NB: ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF ALCOHOL IS SAFE FOR YOU TO CONSUME.

 

Lactose Intolerance and Bad Breath

Can Lactose Intolerance Cause Bad Breath?

Yes, being lactose intolerant can cause bad breath.

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Here’s why?

Lactose intolerance refers to the inability for the stomach to digest the sugar, called lactose, in dairy products such as milk. The enzyme called lactase, responsible for breaking down lactose is either absent or does not function properly. This results in large amounts of gas being released during the digestive process, which passed through the mouth and causes bad breath.

Self Test to Check for Bad Breath

Cheek Pulling Method
  1. Pinch your cheeks and pull them out away from your teeth.
  2. Push them back towards your teeth.
  3. Repeat this a few times faster and sniff at the same time.
  4. If you smell a bad odor, then your breath is probably bad.

(Source: www.breathmd.com/how-to-smell-your-own-breath.php)

The Solution:

Having bad breath is no fun and is even less fun if you encounter people that have bad breath. Here are few tips to prevent this awkward and unpleasant situation:

  • Do not consume dairy products if you are lactose intolerant. Apart from bad breath, you will experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and bloating.
  • If you want to consume dairy products, make sure you take an enzyme such as Lactaid or use enzyme drops in the milk.
  • Eat or drink products that are lactose-free or dairy-free such as lactose-free milk, almond milk or rice milk.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Use a non-alcoholic mouthwash once a day.bad breath, lactose intolerance
  • If need be, use an anti-bacterial gel .
  • Visit your dentist 2-3 times a year for thorough clean.
  • Drink water! This will prevent a dry mouth or any particles stuck in the mouth between the teeth.
  • Consume food that is less acidic such as the foods listed below.

Which foods are good to prevent bad breath?

  • Fresh herbs such as parsley, spearmint, and rosemary.
  • Apples, celery, and carrots
  • Gingerorange-papaya-and-carrot-smoothie
  • Vitamin-C enriched foods such as bell peppers, oranges, strawberries, papaya.
  • Green tea
  • Sugar-free gum (make sure it contains no milk protein)

What else causes bad breath?

Consuming dairy products when you are lactose intolerant is not the only reason that is causing your bad breath. Other factors that cause bad breath include:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Food particles from  foods like garlic and onions
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Acid Reflux
  • Smoking

 

Conclusion

Consuming dairy while you are lactose intolerant can cause bad breath. The best way to avoid bad breath due to lactose intolerance is to stop consuming dairy products. There are other ways to prevent bad breath by chewing sugar-free gum, using a mouthwash or brushing twice a day to mention a few. There are other reasons that cause bad breath such as poor oral hygiene.

Hope this helps alleviate your bad breath. Please feel free to comment in the section below.

 

 

Lactose Intolerance and Acne

Is there a link between Acne and Lactose Intolerance (Dairy Intolerance)?

There is no link between lactose intolerance and acne. However, there is a link between consuming dairy products and acne.

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What is Acne?

Acne is defined as a skin condition characterized by red pimples on the skin, mostly on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands and prevalent chiefly among adolescents.

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  • Dairy products, especially milk, contain hormones that caused inflammation in humans and results in acne. These hormones are naturally found in cows which are produced during their menstrual cycle and are continuously produced when the cow is pregnant.
  • Dairy products result in an insulin spike in humans affecting the liver and causing acne.
  • Dairy products producers a type of oil called sebum. Sebum causes acne, clogged and bacteria that causes inflammatory by-products.
  • Dairy prohibits your dead skin to leave the body naturally, thus blocking your pores and leading to acne.

What about hormone-free milk?

Ther is no such thing as hormone free milk! The hormones found in milk are naturally produced and are removed. When farmers talk about hormone -free milk, they mean they do not inject hormones into the cows.If you are lactose intolerant and using an enzyme supplement such as Lactaid when consuming hormone-free, you are still susceptible to acne.

Will lactose-free milk cause acne?

Lactose-free milk is safe to drink for lactose intolerant individuals. Since there is no link between acne and lactose intolerance, lactose-free milk still contains the hormones that cause acne.

What if I use a lactase enzyme when consuming organic milk?

Organic milk means that the milk contains fewer pesticides and insecticides. This means the cows are healthier and will produce more hormones in the milk. The enzyme will break down the lactose but will not remove the hormones.

How do I keep my acne under control? cure, lacto-freedom, cure for lactose intolerance, review: Lacto-Freedom

The first step is to stop consuming dairy at all. Now it is time to go on a dairy free diet. Make sure you do no consume anything that comes from the cow including:

  • Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Cheese
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Desserts made with dairy
  • Milk Shakes
  • Chocolate
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Protein Supplements containing whey and casein (especially for those that love the gym)
  • Creamer

There are many products and foods that contain milk, so always read the label before consuming (Click here to learn more about products that contain milk or dairy)

Speak to your GP or dermatologist  about  how the duration of your dairy free diet. Generally, to clean up acne you stay away from dairy completely for six months. Thereafter, you can consume dairy in small proportions depending on the way your body responds.

What foods can I consume in place of dairy products?

Instead of drinking milk, one can consume alternatives such as almond, soy, rice milk or coconut milk. Do not drink goat milk or consume goat cheese as these also contain hormones that will increase acne. There are other substitutes that can be consumed in place of butter, creamers, and other products.

Calcium intake from non-dairy products

Now that you will not be consuming dairy products, you will need to find a to source your calcium from non-dairy products. A diet that lacks in calcium can result in anxiety and osteoporosis.

Lactose and Dairy Free Foods with their Calcium Content:lactose-free-concept

  • White Beans: 1 cup = 191mg
  • Canned Salmon: Half can = 232mg
  • Sardines: 7 Sardine Fillets = 321mg
  • Dried Figs : 8 whole dried figs = 107mg
  • Bok Choy: 1 cup = 74mg
  • Blackstrap Molasses : 1 tablespoon = 176mg
  • Kale: 2 cups raw = 188mg
  • Black eyed peas: half cup = 185mg
  • Almonds: quarter cup half roasted = 72mg
  • Oranges: 1 medium size = 65mg
  • Turnip Greens: 1 cup cooked = 197mg
  • Sesame Seeds: 1 tablespoon = 88mg
  • Seaweed: 1 cup raw = 88mg
  • Instant Oatmeal: 1 cup = 187mg
  • Orange Juice: 1 cup = 500mg
  • Soy Milk: 1 cup = 300mg
  • Firm Tofu: half cup = 861mg
  • Cheerios: 1 cup = 114mg

Final Words

There is no correlation between lactose intolerance and acne. But there is a strong correlation between dairy products and acne. If you are serious about clearing your acne, begin by stop consuming dairy. Do not forget to supplement your calcium from non-dairy foods as listed above.

 

For any questions about acne and dairy products, please comment in the comment section below.

 

 

 

 

 

Review: VSL#3®, Probiotic Meal Food

VSL#3®, the world’s leader in probiotic meal food is now completely dairy and lactose-free. 

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What is VSL#3?

VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food is designated for the dietary management of ulcerative colitis, an ileal pouch, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

 

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What makes VSL#3 unique?

“VSL#3 is different from other probiotic products because it has the highest available concentration of beneficial bacteria (450 billion per sachet). Most commonly used probiotic preparations only have one to ten billion bacteria. VSL#3 is a blend of eight different bacteria, whereas many other probiotics use a single strain of bacteria.”

Health Benefits:

  • VSL#3 is 10 times more potent than the average probiotic medical food.
  • VSL#3’s unique synergistic composition, with 8 diverse strains of bacteria, has significant advantages in terms of metabolic and functional activities.

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  • VSL#3 “friendly bacteria” to maintain a healthy digestive tract (stomach and intestines). It may also help maintain healthy bacteria in the vagina.
  • VSL#3 used in people with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or an ileal pouch.
  • VSL#3 is also used in women to support vaginal health.

Dietary Benefits:

VSL#3 is :

  • Dairy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Halaal
  • Kosher
  • Gluten Free (according to EU allergen labelling regulations)

VSL#3 also does not contain the following:

  • Crustacean shellfish
  • Molluscs
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Soybeans,
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Lupin
  •  Sulphur dioxide at levels above 10mg/kg, or 10 mg/litre, expressed as SO2

How does VSL#3® help people that suffer from ulcerative colitis, ileal pouch and IBS? 

I personally am lactose intolerant and suffer from IBS.  If you have IBS, you might be familiar with the abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind, lack of productivity and fatigue. VSL#3 alleviates these symptoms over a period of time, I saw a difference within a week. If has been three weeks since using this VSL#3 and I have experienced less abdominal pain, less bloating and constipation, and I have become more productive and energised at work.

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How does VSL#3 work?

The unique blend of beneficial bacteria in VSL#3 works by colonising the gastrointestinal tract with ‘good’ bacteria. This helps maintain a favourable balance of bacteria in the gut, and keep ‘bad’ bacteria at bay.

How long does VSL#3 take to become established in the gut?

It is recommended to take VSL#3 for at least one month to see the best benefit. In general, it takes up to seven days of taking VSL#3 for the bacteria colonies to become established in the gut. By day 20 the maximum concentration of bacteria will have colonised the gut, this level remains stable while you continue to use VSL# and up to three weeks after discontinuing it.

Cost, Products and Availability

VSL#3 Capsules: 

dairy free, IBS, ulcerative colitis, lactose free

COST: $61.66 (60 Caps) @ Amazon.com

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VSL#3 Sachets/Packets: 

dairy free, ibs, lactose free, gluten free

 

COST: $95.64 (30 PACKETS) @ Amazon.com

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CONCLUSION

If you are lactose intolerant and suffer from either ileal pouch, IBS or ulcerative colitis, and looking to alleviate the symptoms associated with these bowel syndromes and diseases, VSL#3 is exactly what you need. Personally, this product has alleviated my abdominal pain, removed the bloating and constipation. I am more productive at work, I have more energy and enjoying life to the fullest.

Suffer from IBS, ulcerative colitis or ileal pouch and lactose intolerant, let me know how do you go about alleviating those symptoms that hinder your day to day activities in the comment section below.

 

 

 

Review: KIND Bars; Almond & Coconut

KIND Almond & Coconut is a satisfying and delicious blend of whole almonds and coconut bound in honey for a snack that’s simple, delicious as well as gluten-free and dairy-free.

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What makes KIND Almond and Coconut unique?

This snack is a great alternative as it accommodates for different individuals. KIND Almond and Coconut is:

  • Dairy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Halal
  • Kosher

Kind Almond and Coconut has the following health benefits:

  • Low in Sodium
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Trans-Fat
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Naturally Flavored

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Who should take KIND Bars: Almond & Coconut?

If you an individual looking for a healthier snack that tastes great than this perfect for you.Whether you at the gym, at work, a stay at home mom or a student, this snack will be perfect for you.

“Through the natural energy of nuts and dried fruits, these tasty bars ensure you’ll power through your workout without a sugar rush in the middle. Don’t be put off by the grams of fat. KIND Bars  are full of healthy and natural fats that your body needs for optimum performance.”

The following individuals SHOULD NOT consume KIND Bars: Almond & Coconut:

  • Individuals with nut allergies
  • Individuals that are allergic to soy.
  • Individuals that are diabetic.

ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU UNSURE IF THIS PRODUCT MAY HARM YOUR HEALTH.

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Cost and Where to Buy:

KIND Bars: Almond & Coconut can be bought through Amazon.com

COST: $14.94 (12 PACK)

 

Conclusion:

Find snacks that taste great and are healthy are difficult to come by. So if you looking to make a lifestyle change and still enjoy your snacks, I highly recommend KIND Bars: Almond & Coconut.

 

Have you tried this snack? Or any of the other snack bars made by KIND? Let me know if the comment section below.

 

 

Review: Bai 5 Antioxidant Infused Beverages and Drink

A new soda, Bai 5 ,  has hit the market with its low calorie, low sugar content and antioxidant infused caffeinated drink.

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What is Bai?

Bai, meaning pure in Mandarin, is a caffeinated drink made from coffeefruit (the fruit that surrounds the outside of the coffee bean) that contains containing 5 calories, 1 gram of sugar per serving and has no artificial sweeteners.

What makes Bai Beverages Unique?

If you are looking for a caffeinated beverage that will not be detrimental to your health and has a great taste, then Bai Beverages is your answer. It has the following benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Contains natural sweeteners called “smartsweeteners” (erythritol and stevia leaf extract)
  • Low Calories
  • Has 17 Amazing Flavours to Satisfy Everyone’s Tastebuds
  • Low in Calories, thus providing an alternative to conventional sodas and caffeinated drinks.
  • Suitable for individuals that are lactose intolerant and is dairy free.
  • Dairy Free and Lactose Free
  • Kosher and Halal
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Soy free and Gluten Free

Products, Flavors, and Cost

The Bai 5 Beverages are divided in the following products:

  1. Original Bai Drinks: 

“Each exotic flavor is antioxidant-infused using coffee fruit, our not-so-secret superfruit, and has 5 calories, 1 gram of sugar and no artificial sweeteners. They’re pretty much a party in your mouth.”

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The original drink comes in the following  flavors:

  • Brasilia Blueberry
  • Congo Apple Pear
  • Congo Pear
  • Costa Rica Clementine
  • Ipanema Pomegranate
  • Kula Watermelon
  • Limu Lemon
  • Malawi Mango
  • Panama Peach
  • São Paulo Strawberry Lemon
  • Sumatra Dragonfruit

COST: $23.88 (12 PACK), CLICK HERE TO BUY 

2. Bai Bubbles

“Bai Bubbles are antioxidant infusions with a carbonated twist. Like bubbles, they’re light—only 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar, with no artificial sweeteners. If you’re not careful, your taste buds might float right to flavor heaven.”

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The Bai Bubbles has the following flavors:

  • Bolivia Black Cherry
  • Peru Pineapple
  • Gimbi Pink Grapefruit
  • Waikiki Coconut
  • Jamaica Blood Orange
  • Indonesia Nashi Pear
  • Guatemala Guava.

COST: $15.98 (12 PACK) , CLICK HERE TO BUY

3. Bai Cocofusion

“Everyone loves coconut. We took a poll, and it was unanimously pro-coco. Just like our other Bai flavors, our Cocofusions bai cocofusionshave 5 calories per serving and are infused with antioxidant goodness.”

Bai Cocofusion comes in the following flavors:

  • Andes Coconut Lime
  • Maui Coconut Rasberry
  • Molokai Coconut
  • Puna Coconut Pineapple

4. Bai Antiwater

This is the next generation of hydration that is called H2.0. (NOT H2O). This re-release of water is Mother Nature’s latest upgrade. She preserved its pure taste with electrolytes, and infused it with free radical-fighting antioxidants, which help maintain the body’s natural protections against potentially damaging processes, like oxidation. Bai Antiwater was designed for your taste buds and developed for nature’s most powerful operating system — the human body.

Bai Antiwater

COST: &23.88 (12 PACK), CLICK HERE TO BUY

5. Bai Superteas

The Superteas are more than enhanced waters. They’re enhanced antioxidant-infused real brewed teas. Like the rest of the Bai lineup, they have only 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving, making them the only nationally distributed low-calorie tea on the market that is sweet without artificial sweeteners.

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The Superteas come in the following flavors:

  • Narino Peach Tea
  • Paraguay Passionfruit Tea
  • Rio Rasberry Tea
  • Tanzania Lemonade Teas

COST: $23.88 (12 PACK), CLICK HERE TO BUY

How Does Bai 5 Beverages Taste?

Bai5 beverages taste great. There is definitely a flavor that will suit your taste buds. Personally, I love the Panama Peach Bai5 original drink. Each individual will prefer they own flavor and the drinks are definitely worth the try. You will not regret it.

 

Conclusion

If you looking for an alternative to drinking Coca-Cola, Pepsi or Dr. Pepper fizzy drinks, Bai 5 is your solution. For those looking to lose weight or looking for great ways to stay healthy and enjoy a great beverage that is low in calories, I highly recommend this product.

Gluten and Dairy Free Cake Recipe

It’s that time of the year. The birthday of your dearest one. And have no idea how to bake a cake for someone that is gluten or dairy intolerant. Here is the perfect recipe to spoil that special person on their special day.

Gluten and Dairy Free Birthday Cake

RECIPE

Author: Sharon Lachendro

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients (Cake):

  • 1 3/4 C gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C sprinkles
  • 1 C coconut milk (from a carton), room temperature
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites, room temperature

Ingredients (Frosting):

  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1/2 C dairy-free butter
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • food coloring, optional
  • sprinkles, for decorating

Method (Cake):

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray 2 6-inch cake pans with non-stick spray and line them with parchment paper cut to fit the pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix on low speed until combined. Mix in the sprinkles.
  3. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, combine the coconut milk, oil and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, use and electric hand mixer to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  5. Turn the stand mixer on low and slowly pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer to medium and mix until combined, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  6. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and use a rubber spatula to gently fold half of the whipped egg whites into the batter. Repeat with the remaining egg whites until fully incorporated.
  7. Gently pour the batter into the two prepared pans, dividing the batter between the two evenly. Bake at 325 degrees for 33-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes then remove them from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Method (Frosting):

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the shortening and dairy free butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low until lumpy. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for about a minute until the frosting is smooth. Add milk, almond extract and food coloring and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and beat an additional 30 seconds, if necessary.

Frost the Cake:

  1. Use a serrated knife or cake leveler to level the top of the cakes and cut each cake layer in half to create 4 layers.
  2. Place one layer on a cake stand and top with about 1/3 cup frosting. Smooth the frosting over the cake and stack another layer on top. Repeat with each layer. With the last layer, frost the tops and sides of the cake. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Let the cake come to room temperature before serving.

Hope this amazing recipe helps you to celebrate an important day for a special person. Any thoughts or feedback on this recipe, please post your comments below.

How to Make Your Own Dairy Free Soft Cheese

If you are looking for delicious and a super creamy dairy free cheese, you have come to the right place. Additionally, the recipe I am about to share with you is rich in  probiotics.

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RECIPE:

Author: M.S Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup water, preferably filtered or unchlorinated
  • 1 probiotic capsule or ½ teaspoon probiotic powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1 tablespoon dark miso
  • 1/3 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried chives (optional)

Method:

  1. Soak the cashews in water for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Strain the cashews, reserving the soak water. Blend the cashew and ½ cup of the soaking water together in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass or ceramic bowl. Empty the contents of the probiotic capsule or add the probiotic powder to the mixture; stir until well-blended. Cover with a cloth, and allow the cheese to ferment for 8 to 12 hours, according to taste. Shorter fermentation times create a milder cheese; longer times develop a stronger cheese flavor.
  4. Blend together the cashew mixture, coconut oil, miso and salt. Once they are blended, gently stir in the chives if using.
  5. Pour the cheese into a small glass bowl lined with cheesecloth, stirring to remove any air pockets. Allow it to chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least two hours.
  6. Remove the cheese from the bowl, and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  7. The cheese will typically keep for one month when refrigerated.

The homemade cheese is sliceable and melts well (even though the heat can eliminate the beneficial cultures it has). The homemade cheese can be enjoyed with crackers or fresh bread.

Please share your thoughts about this recipe in the comments section.

 

 

Review: Coconut Cloud (Non-Dairy and Gluten-Free Creamer)

Tundalaya has launched a dairy-free and gluten-free creamer made from coconut milk

Coconut Cloud Non Dairy

What is Coconut Cloud?

Coconut cloud is a dairy-free and gluten-free plant-based creamer made from natural ingredients that substitute milk or cream when added to tea, coffee or even a latte.

What so great about Coconut Cloud?

Coconut Cloud is a non-dairy creamer made from 85% coconut milk. This non-dairy creamer is suitable for many people because it is 100%:

  • Dairy-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Soy-Free
  • Gluten-Free

Additionally, it has great healthy benefits:

  • High in medium-chain fatty acids (good fats that help prevent infections and block pathogens)
  • Medium-chain fatty acids are also linked to weight control and faster metabolism,
  • Contains no titanium dioxide and no trans fat,
  • Has a low glycemic index (Low GI) ensuring that insulin levels do not skyrocket.

The benefits do not end here, here’s why Coconut Cloud is really good for you:

  • You can take it with you on the go as there is no need for refrigeration,
  • Has a shelf life of maximum 2 years,
  • Can be used as a replacement for coconut in cooking,
  • Easy to carry in your bag for that last minute cup of coffee.

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How Does Coconut Cloud Taste?

When Coconut Cloud is added to your coffee, tea or latte it becomes intensely creamy. It does not make your drink any sweet and provides the necessary creaminess required to enjoy your coffee or latte. It tastes better than soy, almond or rice milk being added to your latte or coffee. It simply makes your hot drink taste delicious.

Nutritional Facts:

Coconut Cloud Nutritional Facts

Where Can You Buy Coconut Cloud?

Coconut Cloud can be bought through Amazon.

Cost: $8.99 (23 Servings per Package)

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Conclusion

A creamer that is healthy, safe and makes your hot beverages taste amazing is very hard to come across. Additionally it is is to carry and be can be used on the go. This non-dairy creamer has changed my mornings with a kick of plant-based magic to my coffee. Coconut cloud has changed my mornings, it can also change yours.

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