GF Spicey Ginger Date Cake

June 10, 2018 0 Comments



This delicious little snack-et is for those moments on a Sunday afternoon when you're seeking a little comfort before you head into a new week, time to take 5 and chill OUT with a cuppa. Perfect with dollops of homemade raspberry chia jam.

We have added some Mesquite powder which has great minerals as well as being a good source of protein, as well as some Mucuna which helps nourish the brain's reward and pleasure centers by naturally tapping into the dopamine neurotransmitter, which also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, enabling us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. With all the other great spices such as ginger and cinnamon, these little morsels are also great to help boost the immune system, while the eggs and almond meal helps energise us. A parcel of yummy topped with a dash of pleasure... yes please.

Mesquite
Mesquite powder, also know as Algarrobo, is native to Peru, Ecuador and Columbia and for centuries was a staple food for ancient South American desert dwellers. Boasting 10g protein per 100g, studies* suggest it can also help balance blood sugar levels.
Mucuna
Mucuna — also known as Velvet Bean — is a legume, traditionally used for general wellbeing, the brain and hormones, is classified as an Adaptogen, and listed as a nutraceutical nootropic. Studies* suggest it contains high levels of l-dopa, anti-oxidants, may be an aphrodisiac, improve sperm health, and potentially provide a protective and restorative effect on the brain.
Eggs
Eggs are usually used as a bench mark for the nutritional bio-marking of food, that is to say that they are the ultimate form of nutrition as they contain the perfect amount of the macros nutrients; Carbs, Proteins and Fats - both good and bad fats, after all our bodies need them both in the right ratios. Eggs have been researched and linked to; helping balance cholesterol, eye health, muscle development, blood pressure, weight management and type 2 diabetes. In addition to the macro nutrients, Eggs contain all the good vitamins and minerals too, including; vitamin D, A, B2, B6, B12, and minerals folate, Iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
Cinnamon
A powerhouse of a spice, suggested to be anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-cancer (to name but a few).
Ginger
Suggested to be anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory, great for winter sniffles.


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