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Orange and Turmeric Muffins

Ingredients

2 Large oranges
Large free range organic eggs
200g Soft brown sugar
200g Ground almonds
2 tbsp Ground flax seeds
2 tbsp Chia seeds
1 ½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1tsp Ground cinnamon
2 tsp Ground turmeric
2tbsp Flaked almonds

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 160C fan and line two, 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

Put the oranges in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45min-1hr. You might need to top up the liquid to keep the oranges covered. Once really soft, drain and let cool down completely. You can do this a day or two ahead.

Cut the oranges in quarters over a bowl to save the juices and remove the pips. Put the oranges in a food processor and blitz until reduce to purée, with a few bits here and there.

Add the rest of the ingredients except the flaked almonds and pulse to mix.

Pour the batter in the muffin cases, sprinkle a few flaked almonds on each muffin and bake until a toothpick comes out clean bar a few crumbs and they are springy to the touch – about 20min.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool down completely.

These muffins will last up to a week in an airtight container and freeze really well for up to 3 months.

Nutrifacts

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Eggs contain PROTEIN to help your body heal and grow. Protein also helps slow down sugar absorption which, in turn, smooths blood sugar levels. Additionally, eggs contain vitamin A that supports vision and healthy skin as well as riboflavin that promotes normal growth and VITAMIN B12 that supports red blood cell health.

Almonds are high in fibre and vegetarian protein and a good source of dairy-free calcium for healthy teeth and bones.

Cinnamon can support your blood sugar balance naturally as it can help increase insulin sensitivity.

Sugar contains NO nutrients only calories in the form of refined carbohydrates, that’s why it is important to only have it occasionally.

Oranges contain VITAMIN C that supports  the immune system, FOLIC ACID which is necessary for brain function and POTASSIUM to help maintain healthy blood pressure.  

Turmeric promotes detox via hepatic glutathione and glutathione-S-transferase which aids  detoxification of toxic quinones produced from the oxidation of oestrogen when there aren’t enough antioxidants in the body. Turmericis also a powerful ANTI-INFLAMMATORY.

 

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