Posts tagged with ‘Nuts’

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    Healthy Chocolate Black Bean Brownie

    healthy pregnancy chocolate brownies healthy recipe

    Chocolate brownie made with black beans!

    Chocolate cravings but don’t want to ruin your healthy pregnancy diet?! You NEED TO try these delicious brownies made with black beans… the perfect sweet treat!


    425g can of black beans drained and thoroughly rinsed
    2 tbsp cocoa powder
    ½ cup of quick cook oats
    ½ cup of chopped dates
    ½ cup of honey (or use maple syrup)
    ¼ cup coconut oil
    1/2 tsp of baking powder
    ½ cup of dark chocolate chips or roughly chopped chocolate
    Pecan nuts to decorate


    1. Preheat oven to 350F – 180C
    2. Grease a 7” square baking tin with a little coconut oil.
    3. Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and the pecan nuts in a food processor until they are well-blended and completely smooth.
    4. Stir in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
    5. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tin and spread evenly.
    6. Arrange the pecan nuts over the top.
    7. Cook in the oven for 15-18 mins until firm (adjust the cooking time if you prefer your brownies a bit squidgy). Leave to cool in the tin before cutting and serving.


    These make a great dessert served warm with frozen yogurt or a dollop of mascarpone cheese.

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    Healthy Carrot & Nut Cake

    healthy carrot cake recipe

    A cake recipe that is packed with nutrients and is good for your healthy pregnancy diet. This amazing gluten and dairy free carrot and nut cake is too good to resist!

    We’re always searching for the perfect carrot cake recipe. Moist, packed with healthy nutrients for your pregnancy diet and not too sweet. A cake that will give our gorgeous FittaMammas a post pregnancy workout energy boost (or an afternoon treat) with no added sugar. We love this one – it’s a delicious, healthier option for guilt-free inclusion in your pregnancy diet AND it’s easy!


    2 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
    250g of ground almonds
    100g walnuts chopped
    50g other chopped nuts (we used a mix of Brazil nuts, pecans and hazelnuts)
    2 large carrots coarsely grated
    100g sultanas
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 ½ tsps of ground cinnamon
    ¾ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    3 eggs
    3 ½ tablespoons runny honey

    For the icing

    200g of cream cheese
    2 ½ tablespoons honey
    Grated rind of one small orange
    Juice of half the orange


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 30cm square baking tin and grease with a little coconut oil.
    2. Thoroughly mix the ground almonds, baking powder and spices.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the honey and coconut oil until well mixed and frothy.
    4. Stir in the grated carrots, nuts and raisins then add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, smooth out the top and pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Test the cake with a skewer to make sure it’s cooked through – it should be golden brown and springy to the touch.
    6. To make the icing simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
    7. When the cake has cooled, spread the icing generously over the top and decorate with a few extra walnuts.


    Nuts are beneficial to include in your pregnancy diet – read why here!

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