AMAZING Cinnamon Rolls and WHEAT = DEPRESSION
My client wanted to tell her story of how gluten caused her depression.
“The very first time in my life I was asked if I liked myself and I couldn’t answer. Yes I knew I needed to seek help. This was the turning point in my life. I was 17 years old. I first tried traditional medicine: anti-depressants, anxiety medications, Thyroid medication for my “hypothyroid” etc. but with little to no avail I turned to nontraditional medicine. I was 20 years old.I was able to treat my illness through diet and nutrition but I realize not all cases are that simple. I strongly believe that had I seen a psychologist before my life style change they would have diagnosed me with bi-polar. I was a mess. Sad, angry, paranoid, blaming others,,, something was always “wrong” or “a muck” but I never could put a finger on it. I would break down and cry through out the day and I would always “come up” with a reason why I felt the way I did. Usually I would suggest it was something my boyfriend did or did not do. He stuck by me……… How or why I do not know.I first started by making dietary changes, eating protein, less grains and sugar. It helped some but not enough. I then sought professional help.
At my appointment, I started to cry. I said I don’t know what’s wrong with me, maybe its just been a long day. Maybe it’s all the testing and pocking and prodding. I remember feeling a dark cloud over me. I was told, “You’re having an allergic reaction.” I replied, “I am?” This thought gave me hope. I was taken into the other room and a doctor gave me drugs to counter react what they had just given me. With in 10 min my cloud was lifted, my brain fog, my depression, my pain, my suffering. I was a “new person.” I was my old self again! My happy go lucky Lacy that everyone remembered. I was 21 years old.
After the life style changes of diet, and nutrition my fibomyalgia, freezing cold all the time, sadness etc went away. Things were finally “perfected” once I went 100% gluten free. Until I went 100% gluten free I kept developing new allergies. I was always bloated, constipated etc. I would still have occasional emotional unsteadiness.
With Maria’s guidance of supplements and staying 100% Gluten free Diary free My gut has finally healed, my emotional health completely stabilized, my acne gone, excess pounds gone, brain fog gone, tired / fatigue gone. I am the healthy image I longed to be. It took time, persistence, patients, and self discipline. It has been a journey that has paid off! I am now a wife and mother of three and to have the positive energy for all of them they need. I can truly be the sound and encouraging spiritual head of the home, focused on them and not on myself. I am 29 years old.”
To read more read my book “Secrets to Controlling your Weight, Cravings and Mood” HERE.
5 TBS psyllium husk powder (no substitutes) (45 grams)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
3 egg whites (8 whites if using coconut flour)
2 1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar (1 oz)
1 cup BOILING water (7 oz)
6 TBS cream cheese, softened (or coconut cream if dairy allergy)
3 TBS butter or coconut oil, softened
2 TBS Confectioners Swerve (or erythritol and 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite)
2 TBS unsweetened almond milk (to thin it out, if desired)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, psyllium powder (no substitutes: flaxseed meal won’t work), baking powder, salt and Swerve. Add in the eggs and vinegar and combine until a thick dough. Add boiling water into the bowl. Mix until well combined. When you add the water the dough will be very sticky but after mixing for a couple minutes it will firm up.
Meanwhile, make the frosting. Place all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and combine until smooth. Store in fridge (it will thicken overnight). Spread over cinnamon rolls. Makes 8 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
“Cinnabon” Cinnamon Roll = 730 calories, 24g fat, 1g protein, 114 carbs, trace fiber (114 effective carbs)
Almond Flour Rolls = 169 calories, 11g fat, 6g protein, 9g carbs, 5.6g fiber (3.4 effective carbs)
Coconut Flour Rolls = 123 calories, 7g fat, 4.5g protein, 9.4g carbs, 6.2g fiber (3.2 effective carbs)
Here is a video of the process using Almond flour.
Here is a video of the process for making these rolls.
Here is a video showing how to make the caramel sauce!