#healthydoughnuts #superfoodicingsugar

A healthy doughnut? No way. Yes, WAY. These little doughnuts are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free and artificial sweetener-free. They also contain a handful of fresh blueberries, one tablespoon of grated ginger and a spot of beetroot pulp (the leftovers from juicing beetroot) beyond what is detailed in the basic recipe. The beetroot is being used here as a healthy food colouring (hello hot pink) and not for its flavour. The icing is a medley of superfoods and is seriously good for you (in pudding terms).

Superfood Icing Recipe

Step 1 - Blend ingredients.

1/4 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

1 tablespoon liquid sweetener (honey/maple/agave)

Step 2 - Divide icing into 3 batches.

Step 3 - Add a heaping tablespoon of one of the three listed naturally sweet superfoods to each batch.

  • Baobab is Africa's best-kept secret. Its unique nutritional profile offers more Vitamin C than oranges, more iron than red meat and a source of alkalising minerals: calcium, potassium and magnesium. It tastes sweet in a citrus orange kind of way.

  • Lacuma is best known as ‘nature’s caramel’ and is loaded with antioxidants such as beta carotene, high quality complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins such as niacin (B3) and minerals such as zinc, calcium and iron. It tastes like sugar. Seriously.

  • Mesquite is high in protein, low on the glycemic index, and a good source of soluble fiber, meaning it digests relatively slowly and does not cause spikes in blood sugar. This gluten-free powder is also a good source of calcium, iron, lysine, manganese, zinc, and potassium. It has a smokey sweet taste and pairs well with rich cacao-based desserts.

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