Almond flax cake

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German model and actress Nadia Dassouki, shares her healthy almond flax cake recipe with Models Do Eat!

Nadia got bitten by the acting bug after shooting two Avon commercials. She started attending acting classes and shooting lots of shorts and indie films. This active and versatile beauty resides in LA where she enjoys going hiking, kickboxing, running or doing yoga. Nadia is also passionate about writing and drawing and loves a good sushi sashimi!

Watch Nadia make this delicious cake! click here.

 

almond cake

ALMOND FLAX CAKE (rich in protein, fiber and omega 3)

ingredients

directions

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Thanks for sharing Nadia! :)

Raw Mango Cheesecake

When I work on new recipes my goal is to create the most delicious and nutritious meals, snacks and desserts.

I challenge myself to only use ingredients that empower my body and that whatever I create has to taste equal or better when compared to the less healthy or even unhealthy version.

I never compromise on flavor; the Raw Mango Cheesecake is a good example of that.

Instead of whipping up cream cheese, butter and sugar to make a traditional cheesecake I use fruit, nuts and agave nectar.

This “healthy” cheesecake is a favorite among my friends and when I tell them what’s in it they can hardly believe it. When I see them enjoy their guilt-free dessert with a smile on their face, I know I’ve achieved my goal :)

Indulge without the bulge!

Cut the mango cheesecake in small pieces. let it thaw completely  (+/- 20 min.) and serve. It’s a dense cake, a small piece will fill you up!

Enjoy!

Clever Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is often not as healthy as it sounds. Most carrot cakes are made with lots of butter, sugar, white flour and only a small amount of carrots.

Not this clever carrot cake! Want to indulge without the bulge? Try this recipe!

This carrot cake contains 3 ½ cups of carrot pulp and ½ cup apple pulp. The naturally sweet pulp, honey, vanilla extract and raisins sweeten this cake beautifully. And instead of white four I use wholesome wheat flour and flaxseed! I replaced butter with canola oil, it’s one of the healthiest cooking oils since it’s low in saturated fats.

Soon after I put this cake in the oven a sweet scent mixed with cinnamon entered my nostrils. I hoped the hour would go by quickly, I couldn’t wait to eat a slice :)  It’s a perfect cake, the crust is hard and the inside moist and dense.

I sometimes joke and say that it’s so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. In every joke there’s a little bit of truth, I have to admit I have done that more than once LOL.

You’ll need a juicer for this recipe.

BTW: Drink or save the apple/carrot juice, it’s delicious! I like to squeeze some fresh lemon in it.