Yummy Carrot Cake
Can be eaten for breakfast on the go, afternoon or evening snack. Again this cake has ginger in it to help curb morning sickness and also high in iron and fiber.
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups carrot pulp (put carrots in food processor)
1/2 cup apple pulp (put apple in food processor)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses or carob syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg or 2 small eggs
1 1/2 cups wholegrain flour or spelt flour or other flour of choice
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg ground
1/2 tsp ginger ground
1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
1/2 cup raisins
Mix the pulps and oil together, add the honey, molasses, vanilla and eggs and mix together well. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the mixture, stir until blended. Add the raisins, pour into an oiled baking pan and bake for half an hour or until cooked through. Please note that this cake is a dense moist cake.
Note: You can play around with the spices. I like it quite spicy and hence add more of the spices. J
This is an amazing mixture made with many ingredients which offer so many health benefits. It helps to detox and cleanse, is highly anti-inflammatory. Keep on reading to find out about the very many benefits that you will reap by drinking this tea.
3 heaped teaspoons turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal. -- add 1 tsp coconut oil to tea
Simmer 10 minutes. 1.5 Lts of 3.5 pints of filtered water
Honey to taste, nut milk optional
Benefits of Turmeric
Benefits of Cloves
Benefits of Cardamom
Benefits of Ginger
Benefits of coconut oil
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.
Benefits of black pepper
Benefits of cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.
Three Bean Mediterranean Salad
Serves: 10 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Total time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours chilling time)
1 can (15.5 ounce) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15.5 ounce) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15.5 ounce) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped cucumber
½ cup diced red onion
5 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
In a large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans, red
pepper, cucumber, and red onion. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil,
parsley, garlic, oregano, salt and black pepper. Pour dressing over bean
mixture and gently toss to coat. Add crumbled cheese, toss and refrigerate 2
hours before serving.
I love making these delicious and nutritious chocolatey bites, as they are loaded with goodness and also very quick and simple to make. Takes about 10 minutes to make if you have all the ingredients handy !
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil - liquid form
1/2 Cup Cacao powder
1/4 Cup Carob syrup / maple syrup or sweetener of choice
1 tsp Spirulina powder
1/2 tsp Moringa powder
1 cup trail mix (e.g. 2 tbsp shredded coconut, 1 tbsp goji berries, 1 tbsp blackcurrants, 2 tbsp raw nuts, 1 tbsp chia seeds)
2 tbsp crushed almonds to sprinkle on top (optional) --> or any other crunchy nut or seed.
small cup cake papers
On a plastic tray or chopping board, layout about 20 small cup cake papers. Take a teaspoon and mix the add in's. Then put a tsp of the mix in each cup cake paper until it is finished.
In a small pot, add the coconut oil, cacao powder, carob syrup, spirulina, moringa. Gently heat over a very low fire for about 1 minute until it has become a thick syrup. Take 1 tsp of the liquid mixture and pour into each cup cake paper making sure that the liquid covers most of the trail mix. Place in fridge to harden. Store in the fridge as coconut oil softens in warm weather.
Note: Recently a Harvard professor has come out and said that Coconut oil is a poison due to its high saturated fat content. On average women should consume no more than 20g of saturated fat per day and men 30g. One teaspoon of coconut oil has 3.9g... well within our limits if we factor it in our daily limit.