In the Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder ofView the Recipe
Why I Love This Recipe
For such a mild and water-filled veggie, celery is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s hydrating, rich in dietary fiber, and full of antioxidants. Celery is also rich in vitamin K (important for blood clotting and bone metabolism), folate (for blood cell health), potassium (for a healthy nervous system), and vitamin C (necessary for tissue repair and immune system support). Meanwhile, chia seeds are a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids (which help to raise your “good” cholesterol), protein (to build and repair tissues), fiber (for digestive health), and calcium (to maintain healthy teeth and bones).
Almond flour is often a go-to for gluten- and grain-free baking. I like to blend it with a small amount of cassava flour—which is a starchy root vegetable—for improved texture. Cassava flour is high in carbohydrates, but since this recipe has a nice amount of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, the rise in blood sugar from the carbohydrates (and maple syrup and coconut sugar) is slow and steady. No intense spikes or drops in blood sugar here!