It has to be warm, it has to be grounding and it has to be motivating! Why? Because these are the elements we become aware of in the winter months that become more depleted! Look at the elements outside in Nature, you need the opposite elements to make sure you stay balanced. SO lots of ginger, spice, root vegetables, hot drinks and, if you are kapha body type and find it really hard to motivate yourself to exercise when it’s cold, wet and snowy then so long as you treat your digestive system kindly to compensate with easily digestible soups and stews then you are balancing! Don’t berate yourself, we simply adapt! Whatever way you can move your body will help and, don’t forget your water!

And, for when you aren’t nourishing your body with the above, make this below and treat yourself to a healthy bit of positivity for your gut! It’s fabulously versatile – serve it for breakfast, lunch or tea and, TOP TIP, if you are on your own and think you might eat it all in one sitting then slice it and put it in the freezer – lift it out a slice at a time!

 

(Zucchini) and coconut loaf

1 Banana (mashed) ½ cup coconut oil (melted)

6 eggs ¾ cup coconut flour

1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup shredded coconut

1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp cinnamon

1 medium grated courgette (zucchini) ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 5/350F. Line a standard loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, add the vanilla, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, zucchini and banana. Whisk together into a smooth batter.
  3. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and the salt. Combine the mixture.
  4. Pour into the baking tin and sprinkle the shredded coconut on top. Place in the oven for 50 minutes. Check the loaf is cooked by inserting a knife and it pulling out clean. Leave to cool in the tin then transfer to a wire rack.