For your eczema Valentine - Breakfast in bed!

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Here is a lovely Valentine's day breakfast for your loved one with eczema.

Valentine's Day is around the corner. If you or your partner have eczema forget chocolates, strawberries and other traditional food related Valentine's Day gifts - they will only make the eczema itch like crazy.

Instead, try this great eczema-friendly Carob milkshake with Syrup from Karen's new eczema cookbook and pair it with Potato and Leek Waffles. Both recipes use eczema-friendly ingredients mentioned in The Eczema Diet book. 

This great waffle recipe was passed on to us by the wonderful Charlie Rioux and you can view it via her website Sweet Salty Spicy.

Carob Milkshake with Syrup

Serves 1 adult, or 2 children

This drink is suitable as a treat or bed-time drink for improving sleep. Carob is naturally sweeter than chocolate, it is caffeine-free and low in chemicals making it ideal for eczema sufferers. Do not use cocoa or cacao as substitutes as they can dry out your skin and worsen eczema!

Calcium Powder is added to temporarily calm the itch and it promotes a better night's sleep. 


  • 2 teaspoons carob powder (raw is best, but use what you can find)
  • 1 ½ cups quality rice milk (or organic soy milk or oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup or real maple syrup (optional)
  • 1-2 scoops Calcium Powder (Calcium Matrix)
  • Carob Syrup (The Carob Company)


Combine all ingredients (except for the carob syrup) in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

Using a tall, clear glass or jar, drizzle some Carob Syrup inside the glass.

Pour in the milkshake and drizzle some syrup on the rim and top.

Add straws and enjoy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Karen x


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