Why Baking Is Good For You

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Snacking and baking sweet treats are the devil according to some PTs and nutritionists around the globe. We understand why – baking is usually connected with sugar which, if consumed too much and too often then can be harmful to the body. However we are here to show you why we think baking is not only good for the soul but good for your overall health as well!

 

Good For The Soul

Modern day living is BUSY. We are busier than ever, working more than ever before, taking up new hobbies and socialising in coffee shops and bars in our spare time. We very rarely spend time on our own and even if we are on our own we are consumed by our phoned scrolling through social media seeing what our friends are up to (what we’re missing out on) chatting to the endless amount of group chats on WhatsApp. Do you ever completely switch off? For some people its going a walk or going to the gym, but for others its about de stressing in the kitchen cooking, or like us, BAKING!

Baking is a great way to completely switch of from stresses at work or worries at home. For an hour or so you can completely concentrate on following a recipe or making up new and innovative ones from yourself.

But I Want To Live  A Healthy Lifestyle?

Health conscious? That’s ok!

We understand that for those who are really careful and strict with what they eat (good effort by the way) that the idea of baking and consuming sweet treats almost every day seems incomprehensible. However there is so much research to say that snacking healthily is actually great for your metabolism. If you eat little and often you’re body will feel nourished and burn calories more effectively however if you do the opposite your body will feel starved and slow right down¬† – meaning you’ll be more tired, get sick easier and not burn calories effectively. Here are a couple of our favourite recipes that will fulfil your sweet cravings yet are still full of goodness and nutrition.

 

Healthy Chocolate Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated stevia
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 egg whites

Blend all these up and shape into a doughnut (duh) then bake for 4-6 minutes.

Carrot cake smoothie bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp coyo or plain dairy yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen zucchini or squash (I used yellow squash)
  • 1/2 cup frozen coconut chunks
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
  • Handful of ice

Again, blend this all together and add some of your favourite toppings! We love chia seeds, sultanas and banana.