Frozen yogurt and strawberry cake

Try this summery fruity recipe from the Detox Kitchen - and learn about the health benefits of strawberries

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Frozen yogurt and strawberry cake

Ingredients

For the base:

150g hazelnuts

100g sunflower seeds

120g dates

2tbsp rapeseed oil

Pinch salt

For the filling:

350g fresh strawberries

100ml honey

200g soya yogurt

2 bananas

Zest and the juice of 1 lemon

Strawberries to garnish

Method:

1. Toast all the nuts and seeds and place them in a blender together with the dates, rapeseed oil and salt, and blitz until everything is combined.

2. Spread the mixture in a 20cm cake tin, with a removable base. Place in the freezer to chill while you make the topping.   

3. Place the strawberries, bananas, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey in the blender and blend to a purée. Add in the soya yogurt and blitz until smooth.

4. Tip this over the base and leave to set in the freezer overnight or for at least 4 hours.

5. Remove from the freezer and top with strawberries. Serve immediately.

A note on… the health benefits of strawberries

  • They help burn stored fat
. The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat.
  • They boost short term memory
. The anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.
  • They are low in calories and high in fibre. One cup contains only 54 calories.
  • They ease inflammation
. Strawberries are anti-inflammatory. 
  • They lower cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids — which are responsible for the colour and flavour of strawberries — lower the risk heart disease.
  • They promote bone health
. Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
  • They have anti-aging properties
. Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
  • They are good for weight loss
. The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, which is great for weight loss.
  • They promote eye health
. Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries makes eyes healthier! 

For more from the Detox Kitchen, go to detoxkitchen.co.uk

 

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