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Spelt Raspberry Tea Cake – so good you won’t believe it’s healthy

21 Jun

Ok, so I have used the term “healthy” a little loosely. But Women/Men & Kids can not live on vegetables alone.

Cold wintery days call for baking. Steaming pieces of cake that scorch your fingers & tantalise you with the smell’s of vanilla & berries are required when it is cold & blustery outside. Steamed vegetables just don’t cut it 🙂

They say your mental attitude affects everything – eating this cake made me so darn happy – it just has to be good for me!

This cake is delicious. It almost tastes like a sweet vanilla Danish, but then you get a bright pop of zingy raspberry that cuts through the sweet rich base giving the cake a whole new dimension of yumminess.

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Spelt raspberry Tea Cake a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 1 c milk (soy, coconut or a nut milk if you prefer)
  • 2/3 c kefir or yoghurt
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 c white spelt flour
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 2 sticks stevia
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t Himalayan salt
  • 1 1/4 c raspberries

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl & mix well. Place the remaining ingredients minus the raspberries in a bowl & add the wet ingredient mix to the dry, stirring just enough to combine. Gently stir the raspberries through. Save the last 1/4 c of raspberries to place on the top of the cake just before placing it in the oven, as the mixed through berries have a tendency to sink.

Bake the cake for an hour at 175 degrees.

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Eat hot, eat cold but don’t ask me what it tastes like two days old – because I don’t know 😉

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Sugar Free Raspberry, Apple & Chia Seed Jam

22 Apr

When we decided to go sugar free, I thought we had to kiss jam goodbye!!

No more jam on toast, no more sticky sweet fruit confection to put ontop of our homemade yoghurt!

That was until we started playing around with chia seeds, the little gems of goodness are not only super good for you, but they also work as a thickening agent so you can make 100% fruit jam without any SUGAR!!

100% pure fruit jam with no hidden nasties, no preservatives, thickening agents, flavour enhances, just 100% pure goodness and with the addition of Chia seeds you could almost call your jam a Super Food……..Almost.

This jam is seriously good. The apple base makes it nice & sweet, the raspberries add gorgeous zesty flavour, the lemon gives it a tiny bit of bite & the mint gives the jam an extra fresh zing.

You will find yourself eating it straight from the jar….

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Sugar Free Raspberry, Apple & Chia Seed Jam a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 300gm Apples (aprox 6 medium apples)
  • 250gm Raspberries
  • 1 t lemon rind
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 stick stevia
  • 1 T agave syrup
  • 2 –  3 sprigs mint
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 T Chia Seeds

Peel & core your apples. Place the apples in a saucepan with the raspberries, lemon rind & water & cook over a low heat until the apples start to fall apart & are well cooked. Take the saucepan off the heat & add the washed mint leaves & blitz it in a food processor or with a stick blender. Once your apples & raspberry mix is smooth, add all the other ingredients  & return to the saucepan to simmer slowly for another five minutes. Pour into your jars & leave on the bench to cool as the Chia seeds can take several hours to a day to swell & create the jelly consistency of your jam.

yoghurt-&-jam

This jam not only tastes great, but with the addition of the Chia Seeds, I think its almost a Super Food!!

Whats so Great about Chia Seeds?

  • Chia seeds are gluten free
  • Super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
  • They contain 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!
  • They are 20% protein
  • The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids
  • They are high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries)
  • They contain five times more calcium than milk
  • They contain seven times more vitamin C than oranges
  • They contain three times more iron than spinach
  • They have twice the potassium content of banana
  • They have a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics)

So what are you waiting for, get a pot on the stove & get making your very own Superfood Jam

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