All posts tagged: healthy snack ideas

Raw Mango Cake.

Raw cakes are also known as raw cheesecake the reason being is probably because it does resemble cheesecake, well with a healthier twist that is. This treat requires no baking, there’s no gluten, no dairy, and no refine sugar involved. Raw Mango Cake Recipe. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is particularly good for eyesight, skin, mucus membrane, and immune system. This blissful treat also contains a great amount of vitamin c and potassium as if you need anymore enticing, lets get to it. Base 1/3 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates 2 tablespoons dried coconut pinch of salt, Filling 1 large mango chopped, fresh or frozen works. Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 cup cashew kernels soaked overnight 3 tablespoons coconut oil in liquid form 1 tablespoons honey or 2 tbsp agave nectar *I prefer using Manuka honey as it adds an aromatic dimension to taste. Β½ teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions In a blender/food processor blend all base ingredients until combined, add the …

Chia Pudding

Chia, how super is this super food? Many nutrition experts believe chia seeds top the list of functional foods because of their wholesome nutritional properties, it is able to provide an excellent source of phyto-nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids (Ξ±-Linolenic acid), anti-oxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber and essential minerals; calcium, phosporous, iron, manganese, and magnesium. What does this mean? Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities. Studies have found that that ALA and other omega 3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory actions help lower risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Adequate quantities of omega-3’s in the diet are essential for maintenance of the nervous system and healthy joints. Chia Pudding *Recipe is makes up 4.5 cups of chia pudding, you can happily store it in the fridge up to 5 days. 1/2 a cup of Chia seeds 2 1/4 cups almond milk Optional flavouring to …

Fresh watermelon cake.

Forget fussing about a long list of ingredients to buy, sweating in the kitchen and minding the cake in the oven. Let me introduce you to a cake that is revolutionary and made from only 3 simple ingredients; Fresh Watermelon Cake! Ingredients Base Whole watermelon Cream frosting 250ml double cream 1 teaspoon honey, I used Manuka but any would do. Topping RoastedΒ cashew Cacao nibs Freeze dried fruits Gold brushed cherries *This is entirely up to your imagination. Directions 1. Carefully slice the watermelon to shape of the cake you desire, keep in fridge to chill. 2. Frosting: Start by chilling the bowl and whisk in the freezer for 10 to 20 minutes, 3. Pour the chilled cream into the pre-chilled bowl and beat on until it holds soft peaks add in honey and continue to beat until it is well incorporated. 4. Remove Β the watermelon from the fridge, gently dab it with a clean paper towel to remove any residual moisture (this will help with keep the cake intact) begin frosting starting from top and …