Carrot Almond Halwa
An unusual healthy breakfast treat or a snack for the kiddos after school. This treat is completely refined sugar free, gluten free, and diary free. As a Metabolic Balance Coach, I am always looking for recipes that are easier and also made as per the rules of Metabolic Balance.
I love this one as it is sugar free and it reminds me of the warm gajjar aka carrots halwa or a dudhi aka bottle gourd halwa that I grew up eating in India on special occasions. I can have this one guilt-free as a breakfast option or even a snack should I wish.
The fibre keeps the glycemic load low and keep the gut happy. The healthy bowl of this halwa is sure to keep you satiated till your next meal.
Love the simple ingredients and it is quick and easy and nutritious.
25 grams Almonds (soaked overnight)
20 grams of sunflower seeds (soaked over night)
1/2 cup filtered water
1 Apple, scrubbed
80 grams of orange carrots, scrubbed and peeled
1 tbsp organic Ghee
Pinch of salt
Saffron, pinch (optional)
1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
Slivered almonds for garnish
Rinse the nuts and seeds well and take few almonds skin them and sliver for garnish. Add water and blend them into a cream consistency
Grate the apple and carrots.
Heat the cast iron pan, melt the ghee, add the apples and carrots stir till well coated with ghee.
Add the nuts and seeds cream, mix well, cover and lower the heat. let it cook till carrots are softer to bite.
Stir in crushed saffron threads, cardamon powder. Spoon it out in your favourite bowl
Variations: Carrots can be substituted with bottle gourd.
Not sweet enough? Drizzle some honey
Not a fan of cardamon or saffron? Replace with Vanilla or Rose water.
Allergic to nuts? replace the nuts and seeds with organic milk and cream.
The amount mentioned provides 466 nutrient dense calories, 10 g dietary fibre, 10 g protein, good sources of Vitamin A, E, Sources of B's niacin, B6, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, zinc, selenium and more