Sweets – recipes
50g almonds, ground
50g (2 Tbsp) coconut flour
salt to taste
1/ cup milk
1 Tbsp mint
Green Mid Layer
150g (1 1/2 cups) cashews, raw and soaked
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp raw honey or coconut sugar
1 bunch Swiss chard or spinach
1 handful fresh mint leaves
2 Tbsp dry mint
Choco top cover
4 Tbsp coconut oil
3 oz (100g) dark chocolate
salt to taste
Base Layer: Warm up the milk with 2 Tbsp of dry mint and let it cook for a few minutes, then set it aside. In a blender, grind almonds, dates, salt, coconut flour, and 2-4 Tbsp of the minted milk you previously made. Spread the mixture over the bottom of the smaller rectangle-shaped dish, making it 0.2 inches thick (5mm).
Green Mid Layer:
First, soak the cashews overnight and then dry them on a paper towel the next day. Warm up the coconut oil and add freshly chopped mint leaves, cooking it for 1-2 minutes. In a blender, combine the soaked and dried cashews, salt (to taste), vanilla pod, raw honey or coconut sugar, chard, and dry mint with the coconut oil mint mixture. Blend everything until it becomes a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Spread this blended mixture over the bottom layer in the smaller rectangle-shaped dish, making it about 0.2 inches thick (5mm).
Choco Top Layer: Melt the chocolate, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt together. Once melted, spread this mixture as a top layer over your cake.
Place the cake in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Once firm, take it out and cut it into small squares. Store the squares in the fridge until they are ready to be served.
Swiss Chard: Contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.
Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics. Additionally, chard is packed with minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which can help lower blood pressure. One cup of chard has more calcium than one cup of milk, making greens a preferable calcium source. Furthermore, chard contains chlorophyll, which has shown to be effective at blocking the cancer-causing heterocyclic amines generated when grilling foods at high temperatures.
Mint: Promotes digestion significantly, making this cake a light and easy-to-digest treat for your belly. Additionally, it helps relax muscles, possesses anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties, and is abundant in antioxidants.
Cashews are rich in essential minerals like selenium, copper, magnesium, and calcium, which are necessary for maintaining good health. Copper helps promote hair color, while magnesium regulates blood pressure levels. Additionally, cashews are beneficial for weight loss diets, as they contain good cholesterol, keeping you satiated and energized, thus reducing food cravings.