Raspberry and Lemon Muffins

These muffins are so delicious and they are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free too and you cannot even tell, who said following a low FODMAP diet had to be boring!
We made them with raspberry and lemons because raspberries are in season now, and raspberry and lemon are the perfect summer flavour but you could try with other ingredients instead.

Ingredients
4tbsp sunflower oil
1 egg
75ml almond milk
150g gluten free self raising flour
1tsp xanthan gum
100g coconut sugar
drop lemon extract
1tsp lemon juice
punnet of raspberries (around 150–175g)

Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put muffin cases in a muffin tray
2) In a jug mix together the milk, egg and oil. Then add the lemon extract and juice
3) In a mixing bowl sieve in the flour then add the sugar
4) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients with half of the raspberries and mix – do not over mix
5) Spoon the mixture into the cases and then top with the remaining raspberries
6) Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the skewer comes out clean
7) Best enjoyed warm!

Blender recipes series 1: Pesto

We have just bought a Nutri Ninja are are loving it, so much so that we have decided to write a series of post with recipes to make in a blender. Blenders are great as you can make a variety of different things in them, from smoothies, juices, ice cream and sauces.

We decided to start with pesto as it is so quick and easy to make, its crazy most people will buy it in  a jar from the shops.The trouble with shop bought is the added nasties they put into it, the large amount of salt and quite a lot have the addition of garlic, which is a no go for those on a low FODMAP diet.

There is not specific recipe that we followed we just chucked a handful of basil, kale, 1 tbsp pine nuts and 1 tbsp good quality olive oil into a blender and whizzed it up.

Pesto can also be made with the addition of spinach, or substituting the kale for spinach.

You can make a small batch or make a large amount and freeze it

Pesto

Enjoy the pesto with pasta or we quick enjoy putting pesto on top of salmon.