Who doesn’t love a fresh bagel? There is nothing better. Except that my stomach hates a real bagel with gluten… so I make do by creating a gluten free (and vegan-friendly) version that won’t irritate my sensitive digestion. No it’s not the same but I don’t want the same, you know?
It’s funny. I’ve noticed the cleaner I eat, the more sensitive I become to not-so-clean foods. I’m okay with that because it’s a sign of clean cells and at this point in my life I want to be the healthiest I can be. Especially because we are planning to try for a baby after our wedding in December… so I’m prepping my body for that, but my cells definitely let me know when they don’t like something I’ve eaten. They inflate my stomach like a balloon! It’s true. Side note: we are not rushing to have a baby, I’m just so effing excited and I’ve dreamt about having a baby since I was a little girl. I’m BEYOND ready. Every time I see a cute little family I cry and want my own so badly!).
Some people can eat whatever and not feel side effects but because we are what we eat, our cells crave what we’ve been feeding them. So when eat something out of the ordinary, we will most definitely have a reaction. It could be a detox reaction when you start eating cleaner foods, or a reaction to super greasy french fries or pizza when you normally eat a clean diet. Your body will tell you and a reaction isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just a way that your body communicates with you.
My point is, there’s a reason I’m not eating the “real bagel” and that is because it makes me feel like crap. I see so many dietitians on instagram saying eat the damn cookie or ice cream or cake or candy and that’s totally fine if that is what you want to eat, but what if you don’t want to feel like crap afterward? I think there is a gray area that isn’t being addressed and it comes down to how we react to certain foods. For me, it’s purely about keeping this good feeling going (especially after my recent colon hydrotherapy sessions!) and keeping my rhythm because that is when I do my best work and ultimately, feel my absolute best. It’s how I always want to feel and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that!
I hate feeling weighed down with a stomach ache from food. It brings me down to a low vibe kind of mood. So the next time you see someone eating a greasy cheeseburger with fries and a coke and they feel fine afterward, just know that is because their cells are used to that kind of food. When people make fun of how healthy I eat or ask why can’t I just eat x type of food, this is exactly why. Not because I’m depriving myself but because I don’t want to feel like sh**.
Anyways, I didn’t expect this bagel post to be about this topic, but I’m going with it because maybe some of you can relate!!
You need to try these Vegan Everything Snack Bagels if eating real bagels makes you feel like crap! Consider them bagel thins or bagel snacks because they are small and baked in a donut pan. I like to eat two of them with Kite Hill vegan cream cheese plus fresh fruit for breakfast. For a snack I will have one with cucumbers on the side. There are so many ways you can eat these bagels!! With hummus and veggies, with avocado, or make a little bagel sandwich out of them.
The possibilities are endless! Enjoy!
Cute little bagel thins, made in a donut pan. Top with vegan cream cheese and cucumber, or avocado, with a side of fresh fruit. Yum!
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoons everything but the bagel seasoning
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk the almond flour, tapioca flour, bagel seasoning, baking powder and baking soda, until there are no clumps.
In a separate small bowl, warm the water and whisk in the apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. Then pour over the dry ingredients. It will fizz! Stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
Pour the bagel batter in the donut pan.
Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and brush the top with olive oil (or any oil) and sprinkle with more everything bagel seasoning. Bake for 8-10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Because they are thin, it is hard to cut them in half unless you do it carefully and gently, so keep that in mind. You may just want to keep them as is and spread cream cheese on the top and then fold it in half instead.