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Even though I'm personally finished my 10-day detox I'm still continuing to eat mostly gluten-free and dairy-free along with doing my herbal detox tea every single morning. This is why I created this dairy-free, gluten-free apple crisp because I LOVE dessert.
The other night, Walker and I went to a friends house for dinner and I brought this quinoa flake apple crisp. It was a crowd-pleaser and lucky for me I had one serving left for breakfast the next day.
You may be wondering why I used quinoa flakes for the crust instead of raw oats. Well as healthy as oats are, when "raw" they contain anti-nutrients including phytates and enzyme inhibitors that actually prevent absorption of minerals and are hard to digest. This can result in a variety of problems when consumed regularly including digestive problems and skin issues (typical food sensitivity symptoms). If you properly soak and ferment oats, they can be very delicious and healthy. From time to time I eat granola that likely has not been properly soaked, but it's certainly not the norm.
If you are eating one minute or quick oats, definitely ditch those if you want to keep insulin in check, blood sugar balanced and reduce your chances for belly fat, despite those handy packages being under 200 calories. That is NOT real food. To learn more, read this really great article from Mark's Daily Apple on Are Oats Healthy?
The topping on this dish was crispy, sweet and you won't miss your dairy/sugar/oat-filled crisp one bit -- that's my personal promise to you!
Serve with some coconut milk vanilla ice cream or for breakfast with some coconut milk.