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Dairy-free Ranch Dressing Recipe | Candida Diet Recipes | Natural Health Answers

Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

This dairy-free ranch dressing is the bomb dot com!

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing Recipe | Candida Diet Recipes | Natural Health Answers

I recently found this recipe from Ashley over at Blissful Basil and wanted to try it ASAP.  I didn’t have the fresh ingredients that she had listed for the recipe but my creamy ranch craving took over and I dove in any way.  

I raided my herb cabinet and scanned for the closest ingredients to the original recipe. Boom. Nailed it.   

Of course, if you have all the fresh ingredients please create your masterpiece from Ashley’s original recipe. You can mix and match and make this recipe your own with tweaks to your taste buds liking.

Even my hubby offered the “this is really good” and “what did you say was in this?”  comments while inhaling the tangy creaminess on a blue corn chip.  He’s not a fan of coconut and is a dairy fan so I thought this was a bit of a coup for my kitchen skills.

I made this again today and forgot the nutritional yeast that I had added on my first batch and I noticed that I liked it a bit better with the nutritional yeast added.  Nutritional yeast is a seasoning that does not contain yeast and does not contribute to Candida overgrowth.  If you haven’t tried it yet, it has a “cheese-like” flavor although I really don’t think it tastes that “cheesy” to me.  

Although nutritional yeast does not contribute to Candida overgrowth it’s important to be aware that some will be sensitive to it while dealing with a Candida imbalance. When trying a new food on the Candida diet it’s best to start with a small amount to see if you react in any way to the food.   

Some of the things to watch out for are fatigue, racing heart, brain fog, headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, gas, etc. after eating a new food which will alert you to a sensitivity.  Also, you may not feel the effects of the food for up to three days later!  So only introduce one new food at a time so you will know exactly which food is causing the symptoms.  It’s best to leave out any foods that cause any problems until further along in your healing.

If you’re not into making your own because you’re pressed for time, don’t want to buy all the ingredients or just want to make life easier I found this dairy-free ranch dressing that I was ecstatic about because it doesn’t have any sugar, hydrogenated oils and tastes good. Oh, and it’s healthy for you!

So with all of that being said, I hope you enjoy this recipe, with or without the nutritional yeast!  

 
Reader Feedback: Are you a ranch dressing fan?  Have you been missing the creaminess of dairy on the Candida diet?  Let me know if this gives you hope! 😉

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Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Makes 2 cups
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (do not use light coconut milk)
  2. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  5. 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  6. 2 teaspoons dried basil
  7. 1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  8. 1 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  9. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  10. black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the coconut cream of the top of the can and add to a large bowl or a magic bullet or nutribullet cup. Leave the coconut water in the can.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of the coconut water into the coconut cream in your bowl or cup (whisk until smooth if using a bowl). Keep the leftover coconut water in case you need an extra tablespoon or two after refrigerating your dressing depending on how thick you like it.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir or blend to combine.
  4. Refrigerate dressing for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
Notes
  1. Enjoy the dressing over your favorite salad, use as a dip for your favorite veggies or use it in a wrap or on a sandwich (with grain-free bread of course!).
Adapted from Blissful Basil
Adapted from Blissful Basil
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Paige’s Protein Smoothie, Candida Diet Recipe

 
Sugar-free Candida Diet Recipe - Paige's Protein Smoothie. Perfect breakfast recipe for those on a sugar-free or Candida diet.

 

Paige’s Protein Smoothie Recipe

Candida Diet Recipe Breakfast Option

When starting out on the Candida diet I had to come up with some easy but super nutrient breakfast options or I would have seriously faltered on the diet.  I scoured the internet for ideas on what I could eat for breakfast and found a couple of ideas but I eventually came up with my own favorite Candida diet recipe for breakfast.

I was going to a Medical Intuitive at the time and she suggested a protein shake to help keep my blood sugar stable and my adrenals happy.  I made a variety of different combinations that I really liked so this was a home run for me.  It also keeps me feeling satisfied until lunch. It’s important to get the correct ratios of protein, carbs, and fats so that you can last until lunch.  Too many carbs compared to protein and you’re going to be reaching for something to eat within an hour or two not to mention feeding the Candida. Up the protein decrease the carbs (fruit) and you’ll have a great option for your breakfast.

One other note to mention is that usually in the first stages of the Candida diet fruit is avoided so if you are just starting out you may want to leave out the berries and then add them when you’re further along in the cleanse.  This recipe is easy, fast, delicious and nutritious. Enjoy!

Reader Feedback: Are you a smoothie fan?  If so what is your favorite combo? 

Paige's Protein Smoothie Recipe
Super Food Breakfast Smoothie
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Start With
  1. Crushed ice
  2. Water or Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
Add a Protein
  1. 1 Scoop 100% Egg Protein Powder (Healthy-n-Fit Brand) or Hemp Protein Powder to equal at least 20 gms protein or Whey Cool protein powder
Add Greens
  1. Spinach or Kale (Stay with me here...you can't even taste it and you'll get your greens in!)
  2. Add Healthy Fats:(choose 1 or 2 in small amounts)
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. Hemp Seeds (33% protein, 9% omega-3)
  5. Chia Seeds (great source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and dietary fiber)
  6. Avocado
  7. Flax Seeds or Flax Oil
Other Additions
  1. Berries of your choice (Phase 2)
  2. Raw Cocao or Cocoa Powder
  3. Carob Powder
  4. Pumpkin
  5. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  6. Turmeric (anti-inflammatory)
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Alcohol-free Vanilla Flavor (Frontier Brand)
  9. You may also add in other herbs such as liquid Elderberry, Slippery Elm Powder or Ultimate GreenZone.
Instructions
  1. Blend in a Bullet Blender or Vita-mix.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!
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