I have created this dish for a patient who said she couldn’t go a day without a sweet treat. Her favourite pudding was, you have guessed it, a traditional carrot cake. I have taken the recipe of the carrot cake and made into something gluten-free, quick and healthy reducing the fat content of the original by at least 50-60%. Carrots are wonderful to snack on as they are full of beta-carotene and fibre, but a lot of people say that they quickly get bored with the usual ‘carrots and hummus thing’. I hope you can give this amazing healthy snack a chance, perhaps you will change the way you look at the original carrot cake and will incorporate more healthy fibre into your daily nutrition.
Ingredients: (2 portions)
– 200gr of plain yoghurt
– 1 large raw carrot
– 5-8 walnut halves
– 2 tea spoons of honey
– small handful of organic sugar-free corn flakes
– 2 table spoons of raw pomegranate seeds
1. In a bowl mix yoghurt and honey.
2. Grate a carrot as finely as you can. If your grater yields large shreds, then chop them finely with a knife. Add to the bowl of yoghurt and mix very thoroughly. If the mixture becomes too thick and dense, then thin it out with a little bit of mineral or filtered water.
3. Chop walnut halves and add to your yoghurt mixture.
4. Lastly, decant yoghurt mixture into two glasses. Top each one with a layer of corn flakes and then layer of pomegranate seeds.
This is an amazing replacement for sugar and fat laden carrot cake. If you don’t like one of the ingredients, then feel free to change them: walnuts can be swapped for any other nut or seed. And the toppings can be crushed oatcakes instead of corn flakes to keep this recipe gluten free. You can substitute pomegranates for chopped fresh figs, pineapple or orange segments. If you are on a vegan diet plan, the swap cow’s yoghurt for soya or coconut yoghurt to keep it dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free!
Wishing you a great health and Bon Appetite.
Disclaimer: please consult your health care practitioner or doctor if you experience any health problems before making drastic changes to your diet and daily eating habits.