Almond flour, coconut flour, soy flour, pumpkin seed flour,…
Formerly almost unknown - today with the spread of the so-called LowCarb diets (diet in which the proportion of carbohydrates in the daily diet is reduced), these substitutes for our traditional wheat flour are almost unthinable without
The only drawback: Due to the relatively high fat content, the calories of such a flour are not without.
My alternative? Guar gum! That sounds wacky. Ever heard of it?
Guar gum is the soil endosperm of the guar bean, a one-year-old legume.
The predominant use of guar gum is as an emulsifier and thickener in various foods. It is neutral in odor and taste and can therefore be used as an ideal binder to thicken liquids. It can therefore be used for baking, jams and jellies, soups, salad dressings, sauces, syrups, juices or dairy products.
For me in particular: In smoothies! It improves the texture and is gluten- and lactose-free. Oh yes: Excellent also for the vegans among you!
Here 's my favorite recipe for the perfect banana guar gum smoothie:
- 150ml water
- 100 pieces of frozen bananas
- 3 g guar gum
- 30 g protein powder
Add everything to the mixing bowl and mix to a creamy smoothie → 5min. | Level 4
Guar gum can be bought in all well-stocked health food shops and organic shops.
Online eg at Alnatura