Friday, 16 December 2011
Why my cakes are nutritionally good for me
Just because they look unhealthy it does not mean they need to be. I pointed out to Linda that they are dairy/egg/gluten/wheat free and therefore are very healthy with little cholesterol in them.
Dont think she believed me, but let me point out how healthy the ingredients are that I use. So Healthy Supplies means you wont get this one on your blog site.
These cakes consist of 110 ml of rape seed oil which is full of Omega 3,6 & 9 + vitamin E and has one of the lowest saturated fat contents for a culinary oil, and has no cholesterol in what so ever.
To that I added 125g of Xylitol which has a low GI and wont rot your teeth like normal sugar.
To replace the eggs I used ground Flax seed which again is an excellent source of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that assist with basic bodily and mental functions. Flaxseed (like many of the foods I eat) can help to reduce cholesterol level.
Next up came a mixture of gluten free flours first 100g of brown rice. The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a very good source of Manganese.
Next I added 50g buckwheat flour which is again an excellent nutritional flour that is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Magnesium, and a very good source of Manganese.
lastly I add 40g potato flour I put this in to help the binding as tapioca flour has low binding abilities. Nutritionally This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6.
I sieved all the flours together, and added a teaspoon Xanthan Gum and 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder during the sieving process. I added some lemon extract for flavour and then cooked them.
Once cool I made a "butter" icing using unhealthy icing sugar and vitalite which is naturally rich in Vitamin E, is virtually trans fat free and contains no hydrogenatated oils. Sunflower oil is light in taste and appearance and supplies more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil.
So there you go as far as cakes go they are healthy, nutritional, low in bad fats and high in good. Well thats my excuse and Im sticking to it.
This is a review post with foods provided by Healthy Supplies but the ideas and findings are my own.