carrot applesauce trail mix cake

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This is a delicious homemade carrot cake. It’s moist not mushy, low in refined sugar and loaded with carrots, applesauce and spices. And with all the flecks of orange popping through, there’s no denying it’s a pretty cake too. I hope you like it as much as I do.

What you need:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup trail mix (peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds)
2-3 medium size carrots, shredded
Cooking spray

What you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 10-inch round cake pan with cooking spray (I use a spring form pan).

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.

In a small bowl add butter, honey, egg, vanilla, and applesauce. Mix until just incorporated.

Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture. Stir together until just combined.

Fold in shredded carrots and trail mix. Try not to over mix as it will cause your cake to be dense.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.

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matcha green tea latte

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I have a matcha green tea every morning; I love this powerhouse of teas that much -fat burner, cancer-fighter, metabolism booster, and just recently have bought a milk frother (nothing fancy, just a hand held battery operated one) and thought I’d try my hand at making green tea lattes. I am so glad I did…they are so good and I have to say, my new favourite thing to make at home!

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What you need:

1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Up to 2 teaspoons sweetener such as sugar, honey, agave (optional)
3 tablespoons warm water
250-350ml milk of your choice. I prefer 1% milk for this recipe but have also made it with almond milk.
Matcha whisk or small hand whisk
Milk frother

What you do:

Spoon your matcha green tea powder and sweetener into a mug.

Add warm water and mix well with the whisk making a smooth paste. This is to ensure your tea doesn’t have any lumps in it.

In a small pot on your stove, or in a microwave using a microwave safe bowl, warm up the milk. When it has reached the temperature you like, remove from stove or microwave, and froth surface of the milk with frother.

Pour milk into your mug and enjoy!

If you want to be fancy, sift a tiny bit of matcha green tea powder on top of your drink. I tend to get a little carried away here…lol!

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