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ActivZone’s Halloween Themed Coffee & Cake Morning

In anticipation for our launch of ActivZone’s Halloween Themed Coffee & Cake Mornings on the last Friday of October we thought we would give you a tasty, healthy, sweet treat idea (with a little help from the internet) that will help you to stop snacking on unhealthy, fatty foods!

Why not try this No sugar carrot Cake? Courtesy of Green Kitchen. They have dedicated a blog into turning unhealthy foods, healthy!

A “Healthier” Carrot Cake
Serves 6-8

3 eggs
1-2 bananas
10-15 fresh dates (without seeds)
6 tbsp sunflower oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cardamom
3-4 carrots (medium size, grated)
½ cup coconut flakes
½ cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup raisins

Glazing
200 g cream cheese
3 tbsp honey
1/2 lime (juice)

1/2 cup hazelnuts

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Use a hand blender or a blender to mix bananas, dates and oil into a thick cream in another bowl. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom and stir it together with the eggs and the banana-cream. Add grated carrots, coconut flakes, walnuts and raisins and stir it until it all comes together.
Pour it into a cake pan and bake for about 40 minutes. Try to stick a toothpick in the center of the cake, when nothing sticks on it the cake is ready. Let it cool.
Whip together the cream cheese and the honey (bananas or dates would probably also work as sweeteners for the frosting). Add the frosting when the cake is completely cooled off. Serve with roughly chopped hazelnuts or walnuts on the top.

To visit the site with the above recipe and more fantastic alternative recipes please see the following link: http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/a-healthier-carrot-cake/

To try this cake, make sure you’re at ActivZone’s Coffee & Cake morning on the 31st of October, 9am-11am. Members & non-members invited! It’s a chance for you to relax, socialise and eat lots of well-earned cake! If you’re feeling guilty about having a slice (or 3), we have 30-minute stretch & tone class that runs from 9.30am – 10am to help you burn off those extra consumed calories.

Let a member of the ActivZone Team know that you will be here. Remember all are welcome so please feel free to bring friends & family along to enjoy the feast.

We look forward to seeing you all!

AZ Team

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