Gluten- free Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins

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Crimson beetroot and dark, good quality chocolate make an amazing combination. These super healthy muffins are extremely chocolaty and rich. Beetroot is high in Vit A and C as well as potassium, calcium and iron. 70-85% Chocolate is rich in magnesium, iron, copper and manganese  and make these tasty muffins guilt-free and nutritious.

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To get started, steam 2-3 Beetroot for about 20 min until soft. Set aside until cool, then peel and finely grate into a bowl. For an earthier taste you can peel and grate raw beetroot (a bit like you would for carrot muffins). That’s what I did. 🙂 Continue reading “Gluten- free Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins”

Sugar-free “Almond Macaroons “

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Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E and powerful antioxidant, making these macaroons, a nutritious snack for your family.

Xylitolis made from 100% Birch tree extract and is a healthy sweet alternative.

Having some egg whites in the fridge gave me the perfect opportunity to whip up some almond macaroons to nibble on.

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Ingredients makes 18 macaroons

3 egg whites stiffly beaten

2 Tsp Xylitol

150 -175g ground almond

18 blanched almonds

Beat egg whites and add Xylitol

Continue beating until stiff.

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Fold ground almond into the stiffly beaten egg whites

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Put spoonful onto lined baking tray and top each macaroon with a blanched almond.

Bake @ 150 degrees for 20 min. Lower temperature to 100 degrees and dry out for 30 min .

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Freezing these macaroons makes them crunchy and scrumptious. My husband  “the cookie monster” said that they hit the cookie graving bull’s eye. 🙂

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Tip: To blanch almonds, place a handful in a bowl of boiling water. Let them stand. When water is cool the skins will peel off easily.

Avocado – Pear Smoothie !

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 Avocado is highly nutritious and contains a vast amount of vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids. It makes the smoothie creamy and pairs with the pectin and vitamin-filled pears. What a tasty combination!

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Adding refreshing cucumber, leafy green kale, lime and a heart of romaine, gives it extra fiber and antioxidants. If you are not watching your weight add 1 Tbs coconut oil  which will make the smoothie lush and delicious.

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 The smoothie can be sweetened by adding a banana.

Ingredients: Makes 4 glasses

1 Avocado

2 ripe Pears

1/2 cucumber

3-4  kale leaves

1/2 heart of romaine

1 lime

1 Tbs coconut oil

1 banana

300ml filtered water

Blitz ingredients in a blender.

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So good for you !

Blackberry, Rhubarb and Apple Smoothie

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Blackberries, Rhubarb, and apples are the perfect trio. They are an excellent sources of favonoids which boost absorption of Vit C.

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Adding 4 dates for sweetness and 1 Tbs coconut oil mellows tartness of blackberries and raw rhubarb. Kale is high in Vit B and a powerful antioxidant.

Voila another perfectly healthy start to your day!

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