Baking Ingredients We're Using This Month
Did someone say baked treats? 💜
February is the month of love and sweets and coupled with a stay at home situation there are a lot of good reasons to dust off those loaf, muffin and cake pans and get to it.
We like to keep it plant powered, low in sugar (and only the natural variety 😉) and full of nutrient dense foods so you can go for that third cupcake with a 'don't mind if I do' attitude. 🌱
Here is our round up with a Who, Why and What you should put in the oven this month!
💙 Blueberries are believed to have the highest antioxidant levels among all fruits and veggies and help with inflammation and cognitive function. We are baking them into breakfast cookies with oats and seeds, muffins with lemon, and fruit crumbles with warming spices like ginger, cinnamon and cardamon.
❤️️ Beets are well known to help reduce blood pressure due to their high concentration of nitrates as well as support cognitive function and improve circulation with dense nutrients, including magnesium, folate, and Vitamin C. We love baking them into brownies with cacao or making a beet chocolate mousse cake. Pro Tip: avoid the stained fingers by using gloves when handling.
🍌 What we love most about bananas is that they contain prebiotic fibre which feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut and supports a healthy digestive system. They are a great natural sweetener, so you don't have to add any additional sugar to your banana bread recipe! 👊
💕 Raspberries are a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for iron absorption and promotes immune function. These little red gems are a tasty addition to chia jam for cookies, in decadent mini cheesecakes and gorgeous on top of chocolate fudge.
💛 Ginger is a digestive gut wonder worker and gives a great boost to your immune system. Grate fresh ginger into your muffin mixes, breakfast bites and consider some spicy ginger root cookies!
💚 Zucchinis support your immune system with high levels of vitamins A and C. They’re a great fibre source and contain carotenoids which are antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals. Grate them and bake them into muffins, or switch up your banana bread for a plant powered boost!