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Articles to inspire and support you through your hormone balancing, fertility, pregnancy and motherhood journey. 

My Healthy Birthday Cake Recipe

Recently my daughter turned two and we celebrated with a picnic lunch followed by a not-so-average birthday cake. Being a health conscious Mumma and while my now toddler's gut microbiome is rapidly developing, I am determined to create nourishing options, even on special occasions.

This microbiome development is most critical during the first three years of life, setting up a healthy gut and balanced immune system for years to come. There are many ways you as a parent can also support your little ones gut and immune health. Read more on this topic in my baby health book, Thriving Bubba.

If you're following the gut friendly food introduction plan in Thriving Bubba, you can try this cake recipe for your bub from 12 months (without the frosting), or 15 months with the frosting, which is made from soaked cashews. 

This recipe can be doubled, to bake two cakes which sit on top of each other, with frosting in the middle- this is what I did in the image above. It is a...

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Choc Jelly Slice

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Are you a choccie fan? Ok, silly question. Are you trying to support your gut health? Yeah? Now we're talking.

This recipe will keep you fuller for longer, satisfy your sweet tooth (but can be adapted to have minimal sweetener) and provides gut health goodies- prebiotics for feeding your good gut bugs plus gelatine for healing your gut. Gelatine also promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. Yep, kinda ticks all my Mumma healthy snack boxes. 

If you're following my Thriving Bubba food intro guidelines, this one will be appropriate for bubs (best using carob as a cacao replacement and without the use of essential oils), around 15 months of age. Learn more about foods for baby here.

If you tried my Immune Boosting Lemon Slice and loved the base, it's time for a chocolate twist.

Here goes... 

Choc Jelly Slice 

What You’ll Need:

Base:

1 1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup tigernut flour. This one provides gut healthy prebitics, but also helps to harden the...

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Gut Healing Berry Gummies

Gut Healing Berry Gummies 

One of our fav bubba friendly, gut healing snacks, are gummies. They are super quick, versatile to suit the fruit you have on hand and make for a fun healthy treat.

For an immune boosting, vitamin c rich recipe head over here to get my Lemon Lime Gummies

For a more filling creamy, antioxidant rich batch, try my Berry Gummies. This recipe can be adapted to suit your fav fresh or frozen berries and you can give them an optional flavour sensation using essential oils. 

What you'll need:

3/4 cup organic berries of choice, fresh or frozen 

3/4 cup water 

1 cup pure coconut milk (you might need a tad more)

2.5 tbsp gelatine. I use this organic one

1 tsp - 1 tbsp raw honey (depending on your desired sweetness)

3 drops lemon, lime, grapefruit therapeutic grade essential oil* (optional & just for the adults)

What You'll Need To Do:

  • Add berries and water to small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and continue simmering for 5...
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