Ingredients: 500g baby spinach, washed, drained (hint: 1 large container of baby spinach) 3 eggs 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, plus additional for oiling pan 1 1/4 cup honey Juice and rind of 1 lemon 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups spelt flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda (note: this is to offset the acidity of the honey) Plain nonfat Greek yogurt for garnish, optional
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. Purée spinach in a food processor; set aside. Whisk egg and honey. Add oil, lemon juice and rind, vanilla and puréed spinach. Then add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix for a few minutes. Pour into an oiled rectangular cake pan.
3. Bake in oven for approximately 30 minutes. (TIP: Check with a toothpick to test doneness; bake until toothpick comes out clean.) Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
4. Once cooled, remove cake from pan. As an optional garnish, cut off sides of cake (about 1 inch wide) and process in food processor to create a powder; set aside. Slice cake when ready to serve and spread with Greek yogurt. Then sift cake powder over top.
Ingredients: 1 avocado diced 2 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons parsley 2 tablespoon basil 1 clove garlic ½ cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste
Directions: 1. In a food processor, combine avocado, lemon juice, parsley, basil and garlic. Pulse until smooth. Add yogurt and mayo and mix until dip is well blended and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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