December is always a very busy month for me because of the Christmas season. There are church events, parties to go and parties at home. But before I get completely knocked out by the busyness, I’m going to try my best to put up as many posts as possible. I have several friends with health issues who need to go dairy free, sugar free or gluten free. So, lately I have been trying my best to create recipes that they can make for themselves and enjoy. Imagine how wonderful it is for them to be able to enjoy cakes during Christmas! Makes me and my family eat more healthy, too….*big smiles*
I made Blueberry Orange Yoghurt Cake yesterday. There was no sugar in it. I used olive oil instead of butter, PreSweet Tagatose and NuStevia instead of sugar and spelt flour instead of the ordinary wheat flour. It’s very simple and easy to make, yet tastes awesome. I love the beautiful orange flavour and the tart blueberries. It’s not too sweet and I really like it.
PreSweet Tagatose and NuStevia are natural sugar and doesn’t raise your blood sugar which means even diabetic people can eat. For more info about it, you can check it out at my previous post, NuStevia Giveaway - Natural Sweetener For Better Health. There’s a 25% discount for tagatose until end of this month so if you are interested, you can order it from NuNatural.
I received a voucher for yoghurt from Calin+ recently and got myself some vanilla yoghurt. It tastes very creamy and delicious. I kept 1 small pot to make this cake. Yoghurt will always make the cake more moist. There are 3 flavours altogether. The other 2 are strawberry and cherry yoghurt.
It’s beneficial to take yoghurt everyday not only for the friendly bacteria but also for the calcium and Vitamin D that are so important for your bones. Calin+ yoghurt contains 100% of the EU RDA for Vitamin D in just 1 pot (125g). It is also a rich source of calcium, containing 50% of the RDA for calcium to help maintain healthy bones.
Vitamin D is crucial for good bone health, as well as being involved in many other areas of well being. Low levels of vitamin D and calcium are a key factor in osteoporosis, a condition in which bone density falls to dangerous levels, hugely increasing the risk of fractures. It’s a huge problem in the UK, causing a great deal of pain and suffering, with older people being especially at risk from fracture complications.
However, getting enough vitamin D can be an issue for many due to the lack of sunlight for around 5 months of the year, and because all too often we don’t eat enough foods which are rich in vitamin D, such as oily fish. It’s worse here in Scotland, especially the northern region where the weather is cold most of the year even though the sun may be shining brightly. One good and easy way is to take yoghurt.
Here’s my easy and simple Blueberry Orange Yoghurt Cake recipe:
125g vanilla yoghurt
1/2C tagatose (use 3/4C if you want it sweeter)
4 packets NuStevia
zest of 2 oranges
juice of 1 orange
Put all of Ingredients A into a bowl and whisk until combined.
2C spelt flour
1t baking powder
Add spelt flour and baking powder to the egg mixture above. Whisk to combine Do not over beat. Add the blueberries. Mix well. Oh, don’t you love the plump and fresh blueberries here. I love blueberries. I had to resist from eating them! I should have bought 3 packs instead of 2 so that I can enjoy one pack while using the other 2……hmmmm. They are very good for health. I love them in smoothies too.
Pour the batter into a paper lined shallow tin and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
You can see that I always prefer a shallow tin. In this case, it’s the best option because the blueberries can’t sink further. This cake is moist but not fluffy.
Ok, hope you enjoy baking. Or if you find baking very intimidating, go for this easy one….just mix and bake. Yes, just that simple. Not only a healthy and delicious cake to enjoy but your house, at least your kitchen, smells nice…..mmmm. And if you do not have tagatose or stevia, you can just replace it with 1C of sugar. Unrefined sugar is better.
It’s already Friday! Enjoy your day and hope you have a great weekend. Til then, see you in my next post!
Other healthy cakes that you may be interested in:
Apple And Fig cake (No Gluten No Dairy And No Sugar)
No Gluten No Dairy No Sugar Chocolate Cake
Healthy, Moist, Simple And Easy Carrot Cake
Healthy Chocolate Beetroot Cake (Dairy Free)
White Chocolate Beetroot Cake
No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love
Raspberry Almond Cupcakes
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake
Quote of the day……
“Reasons come first. Answers come second.” In a recent interview Anthony Robbins expanded on this, explaining, “If you find yourself saying ‘I can’t do something’, but you know it in your heart of hearts that if you do it, you’re going to grow, you’re going to be a better person, it’s going to contribute to your family or to your kids or to something that matters, and you keep saying ‘I can’t do it,’ there is no question—you must do it. You don’t discuss it anymore. You just take immediate action… You do what’s necessary.”
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