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A note from Stefanie – the creator of Food Fix Up App:
The image of a poppyseed cake had been haunting me for over a week now. Today, as my kitchen is in need of groceries, I decided it was time for that cake. But I didn’t want to go out and buy one, or spend hours in the kitchen making a mess and then having to wait. ‘Cooling minutes’ (and cardio minutes) are the longest minutes ever!
A soft and lightly spiced loaf that makes a perfect tea or coffee accompaniment (or treat after dinner). Pumpkin is low in calories, a source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin A. Coconut flour increases the fibre content, and almond meal and eggs provide tummy satisfying protein to fill you up.
I see a tonne of pancakes on Instagram weekly. Vegan ones, paleo ones, decadent ones, fruity ones, chocolate ones, protein powder heavy ones, you name it. Everytime I looked at the recipe though, it didn’t quite sit with the way I do things in my kitchen. The ingredients didn’t suit me.
Amaranth is a gluten-free, pseudo-grain with a nutrition profile similar to leafy greens. It’s one of the highest ‘grain’ sources of protein, offering all the amino acids (aka a ‘complete’ protein) so it’s a wonderful addition to a vegan diet. It’s also high in iron and has 3 x the amount of calcium compared to most other grains. It’s also the only ‘grain’ know to contain vitamin C. Impressive stuff! This porridge is very easy to make, has a lovely soft texture with a little crunch from the centre of each amaranth grain. It’s high protein, high fibre, and contains a source of fat to help keep you full throughout the morning. You can also make it hormone balancing by adding the maca powder!