A part of my job as a manual osteopath is doing a check in with my clients and their nutritional habits. From that point on, I see it as my job to refer out if I feel their nutrition is wreaking havoc on their systems. You’ll see more reference to this in the future.
I have always been super passionate about nutrition & cooking. Whether that be learning about the body & its responses to food or curating up a special meal. I enjoy being creative & throwing items & spices together to see what I come out with. Here is a banana bread that I was inspired to adapt from hummusapien.com. With a few tweaks to adjust for my allergies, I feel I have mastered a great alternative to your traditional loaf! A huge thanks to Alexis for such an awesome base for me to tweak from! Give this girl credit and try her version out too if you can have regular flour, eggs, dairy, and almonds!
Vegan & Gluten-Free Banana Bread
1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
4 overripe bananas mashed
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or melted butter
1/2 cup of brown or coconut palm sugar (I tend to put a little less to be honest)
2 cups of gluten-free flour (I used the brand from Costco)
1 tsp clear vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of halved walnuts (I just squish them in my hands) or if you like it sweet, chocolate chips (dairy free for vegan)
Notes: I mention overripe banana’s however, I’ve had success with yellow, slightly green tipped ones as well.
Adapted from Hummusapien Vegan Banana Bread!
Osteopathy is a form of holistic manual therapy (manual osteopathic therapy or OMT), based on the tenets of natural healing, and focuses on the inter-relatedness or connections of the human body.