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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

We’ve been gradually evolving our family diet towards a low sugar, low fat, alkaline one and although it hasn’t been easy, it’s been extremely beneficial. Here’s another tasty recipe with less sugar than store bought versions and whole wheat flour, but I promise you – it tastes soooo good! Enjoy! πŸ™‚


Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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Cake batter:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup bread flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp ground cinnamon

2/3 vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 cup milk

4 organic apples, peeled, cored, chopped

Cinnamon Crumble:

2/3 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

4 tbsp vegetable oil based margarine

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, grease cake pan with vegetable oil based margarine, bottom and sides

Cake batter:

  • Mix flour, salt, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, vegetable oil, eggs, and milk in a large mixing bowl until the batter is smooth. Add apples and stir until the apples are covered in the batter.

Cinnamon Crumble:

  • In a small bowl, mix the margarine, flour and cinnamon with a fork until uniform in consistency. (It should be on the dry side and broken up into little pieces or crumbs)

 

  • Pour cake batter into your greased baking pan. Sprinkle the crumble over the unbaked batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry and clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm. πŸ™‚

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Kale Recipe

kalebenefitsKaleΒ is another one of the super foods for maintaining good health. It’s packed with minerals that boost the immune system and its fiber rich. It has also been reported that Kale fights cancer and has been proven to help reduce the risk of lung cancer by 37%.

Vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B6, and K, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Calcium and Magnesium are some of the nutrients contained in kale. It also contains more Vitamin C than oranges!

Here’s an easy, tasty recipe for getting a required serving of kale into your diet – it’s also one of my favorites!

Ingredients:

3 bushels of organic kale

2 organic sweet potatoes

2 organic potatoes

1 yellow onion

Optional Seasonings for taste: sea salt, black pepper, ground ginger, cinnamon

(I try to use organic vegetables whenever possible but regular vegetables are ok for use. Organic vegetables contain fewer pesticides, are fresher and are better on the environment.)

Cooking Preparations:

  • Wash and chop the veggies
  • Pour 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a large pot; bring water to a boil
  • Add the chopped onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes to the boiling water and cook until tender over medium heat (you can add more water as needed)
  • Add the kale and seasonings to taste, cook for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness of the kale is reached
  • Serve with flatbread and plantains for a delicious, healthy meal! πŸ™‚

 

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Yes, believe it – yummy beetjuice! :-)

20170315_173415I know, I know: beets. Yuck! I was a little self-conscious about liking beets because so many people think beets are gross, but this juice is delicious! You have to try it, even if you think you’re totally not going to like it because the health benefits far out-weigh your reluctance.

Just to list a few of the vitamins and minerals packed into these bright little roots: there’s manganese, potassium, copper, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and magnesium. They’re also a good source of fiber and they contain folate.

I’ve added beets to my diet for treating the large uterine fibroids that I’ve been suffering from and the fibroids are continuing to shrink in size! There’s also been a huge improvement in the balance of my menstrual cycle. I hope this is helpful for you and that it may be of benefit in your life! πŸ™‚


Healthy, Tasty Beetjuice

  • Β 2 beets
  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots
  • Wash, slice, pop them into your juicer, drink and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Soothing tea for treating uterine fibroids

A close family friend from Sudan recommended this tea for me several years ago and I have found it to be very helpful for soothing the pain and for reducing the bleeding caused by uterine fibroids. The tea contains three out of six super spices: turmeric, ginger and cinnamon – and they are all great anti-inflammatory substances.

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The taste is very mild and often puts me to sleep when I drink right before bedtime πŸ™‚ I use organic blue agave nectar or honey as a sweetener and would advise that you try to stay away from white sugar or artificial sweeteners for gaining the full health benefits from the tea.

Preparation is as simple as buying pure ground turmeric, cinnamon and ginger from the supermarket or health food store, mixing 1 teaspoon of each with boiling water (sweeten to your taste) and enjoy! May this be of benefit!

 

Healthy Bites – Teff Flour Apple Muffins

20170212_131152Here’s one of the healthy recipes that we’ve been enjoying as we transition over into an alkaline diet! Teff flour and whole wheat flour, the flours that I combine in this recipe, are both slightly acidic, but the health benefits contained in both work for us. Whole wheat flour is high in fiber and teff flour is packed full of minerals!th-14

I hope you enjoy the muffins as much as we do!

Healthy Apple Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of teff flour

3/4 light brown sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

2 tsps of baking powder

2 tsps of cinnamon

1/3 canola oil

1/3 organic milk

1 egg

2 apples, peeled and diced

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Pour into a 12 cup muffin pan (I prefer cup cake liners, otherwise lightly grease the muffin pan with canola oil)
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out of the center clean
  • Eat and enjoy!