Why are Blueberry, Matcha and Passion Fruit Mini Cakes Healthy?
Say this out loud:” Gluten free, dairy free, eggs free, refined sugar free!” Sounds healthy to you?! I’m sure it does! Now, I’m not saying that all of those ingredients are unhealthy, but (and I’m sure that we’ll agree on this one) it really is much better to use less processed and less refined ingredients in one’s diet, right? At least sometimes. :)
Can a Healthy Dessert be Tasty and Delicious?
Thank you so much for your question, yes! Yes, it can! Healthy dessert can indeed be very tasty, delicious, yummy, and comforting. Just think outside the box and give it a try!
Why Use Wild Blueberries?
Wild blueberries grow naturally in fields, and no one has to plant them. They are smaller, darker, a bit tangier, and more flavorful that cultivated ones. The most important difference between the two is the nutritional value, though. Did you know that “Wild blueberries” organization says that not all blueberries are created equal, and that wild blueberries are “better blueberries”? I will tell you why. Wild blueberries have twice the antioxidant capacity per serving of regular blueberries!
What is Matcha Powder?
Matcha powder is made by stone grounding specially grown and dried tea leaves. Traditionally, Japanese tea ceremony involves mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil). The mixture is then whisked with a special bamboo brush until it froths.
Now, what’s the fuss? Why wouldn’t you simply drink “normal” tea? The answer is simple – matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea!
How to make jelly without gelatin?
If you remember my post about , you surely know about agar-agar, a thickener made of red algae which you can use instead of gelatin. Unlike gelatin, agar-agar is mixed into the liquid you want to set, and cooked until it boils and dissolves in the liquid. So, my passion fruit jelly is simply made with passion fruit puree, some maple syrup and agar-agar.
Are you Sure that I will Like to Eat this Healthy Cake?
I love these cakes, but no, I’m not 100% sure you will, too. However, how will you ever know if you don’t try? Therefore – pop those ingredients in your blender and make some blueberry, matcha and passion fruit mini cakes! I’m sure that you will be pleasantly surprised! Enjoy and let me know how it went!
Well, what do you think about this post?
I read and really appreciate all the comments, even though I do not always have the time to respond to each one. So – keep me in the loop and try to create some sweetness every day because – Sweetness is happiness!!