A few weeks ago I received an email from a woman asking what type of stuff I eat. First off, I’m 31 and I have ulcerative colitis and was extremely flared out for over a year. I don’t take any prescription medications. But, I follow very closely(but not 100%) the Specific Carbohydrate Diet aka SCD diet. This diet has forced me to become creative in the kitchen. Let Me introduce a relative of Paul’s Nana Muffins: Mr. Naner Blueberrious Almondy Cake. Sometimes referred to as SCD Blueberry Banana Cake with Almond flour. It’s a great snack or dessert that packs some serious calories which might help you gain back some weight if you have lost some pounds or kilos or stones due to your UC symptoms. I’m trying to gain back a few since my most recent flare, and I think this will help me out.
You are going to start out with adding 2 1/2 cups of almond flour to a mixing bowl.
Also, I add 1/2 cup of coconut flakes.
I honestly don’t know the top of my head if this is SCD legit, but it works for me.
If you don’t like coconut flakes(don’t worry,
I hated them until my wife threw them in once since we were out of more almond flour) put in 3 full cups of almond flour instead.
Add to the mix, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Make sure to put in a TEA spoon, not a table spoon like we tried one night. Trust me, a teaspoon is plenty.
Now, get out another mixing bowl, and you should get out two to three ripe bananas,
even riper than the ones pictured here will do. The SCD diet recommends very ripe bananas. Lots of black spots etc…
So put them in the new bowl, and start mashing the heck out of them.
We used a fork for months until my wife showed me we had a “potato” masher.
Now, we mash bananas for me, and she used it when she makes herself mashed potato, which I don’t eat anymore since I’m SCD hardcore…
Anyways, mash the naners.
It might look like this afterwards
Get out three eggs
put them in with the nana mix
we add a tiny bit of vanilla, about a half teaspoon again. its strong.
We put in half a cup of honey to the nana mix bowl.
please excuse the army look,
I am still all amped up from a wild boar hunt a few weeks back that ended with my hunting buddy giving me his too small for him shirt.
no boar on first hunt, maybe later for that.
Now, with everything in there, time to get our mixx on
that’s it mixed up, next to the almond/coconut flake flour
we originally were going to make muffins, but as you can see, only one muffin paper deal left. need to write down on grocery list, this item seems to be easily forgotten, anyone else?
Now for secret ingredient, blueberries. Frozen, and about a cup of them in the mix which now has everything in it.
spray the cake tray down with a light dusting of canola oil spray, or do whatever else works for the no sticking later plan.
this is it prior to going in the 350 degree oven.
its supposed to say: I HAVE UC written in blueberries.
About 1 hour later, this is it.
Please make sure to check the cake often. We do the stick in the toothpick deal to see if goupy stuff comes out with the toothpick. Maybe for some of you 40-50 minutes might be enough.
This is a pretty tasty dessert/snack. I also think it would go down as a relatively healthy specific carbohydrate diet snack. And, it is loaded with calories.
As a quick update, I posted a few weeks ago about being in my second official flare since going on the SCD diet. I have been very hesitant to post that I am better, because we all know that our disease is a long string usually of ups and downs. Sometimes two steps forward 3 back four forward…
But, I do have some great news to post about. I am now confident that things have turned around. I am not totally out of the woods. But I’m going on 3 days in a row now of very very hard stools, harder than they’ve been in months actually. Almost too hard, I think my rear end is most definitely not used to this type of stuff(if you know what I mean)
How did I get to where I am after having dripping blood just two weeks ago and very non formed stools?
Well, I went back to basics on starting the SCD diet once again. It can be a tuff and difficult experience going back to square one, but sometimes it is very necessary.
I know all too well that there is a decent chance that I will have some loose stools here and again in the next few days/weeks/months/years/decades, but the VERY noticeable symptoms I had a few weeks ago like cramping, bleeding, and diarrhea seem to be gone for three days now and replaced with normal bowel movements once or twice a day.
One of the drawbacks I did have during my recent flare was I lost a few pounds, my guess is I’m down to about 155-157 right now. I usually am at about 162-165. So, I hope to eat this Nana Blueberrious Almondy Cake and get back with the program.
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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