Thoughts on a vegan diet and eczema...

4 November 2018

A vegan diet and eczema can be related in a good way. I’m not a vegan, but I do eat 80-90% plant-based foods. I think it’s important to consider reducing our meat and dairy consumption, and I do find vegan recipes are often packed with healthy, delicious ingredients.

Eczema and diet

You don’t have to go full-on vegan, but reducing your meat and dairy consumption a little here and there can really help both your heath and the environment.

And before you worry, going vegan doesn’t mean eating bland, dull food. There are so many tasty recipes to try, including these delicious chocolate snacks.

My Vegan Cacao Bliss Ball recipe

Ingredients

  • 15 medjool dates (pitted and soaked in water for a couple of hours)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup of gluten-free oats

Additional extra: desiccated coconut for decoration

Method

  • Put the dates, maple syrup and cacao powder into a food processor
  • Blend until it looks like a chocolate caramel spread
  • Add the oats and process all together
  • Remove the dough-like mixture
  • Using a teaspoon, spoon out the mixture and roll it into bite-size balls.
  • Dip into the desiccated coconut

They are now ready to enjoy, or you can leave them in the fridge to cool and enjoy later!

The benefits

Medjool dates... can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve bone-mineral density, boost metabolism and aid digestion.

Maple syrup... has antioxidant properties, can improve heart health and strengthen your immune system.

Cacao powder... is a great source of magnesium and iron, has antioxidant properties and can help to lift your mood.

Gluten-free oats... can help to lower cholesterol, improve circulation and boost your immune system.

So there you go delicious, nutritious, kind to the environment and a great way to enjoy a healthy treat!

Lots of love, Camille

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