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Rosa Gallica Vegan Goji Berry & Cardamon Donuts Recipe

Hi Gorgeous friends! Are you like me and love sweets but know that you need to keep them at bay? Here is a beautiful recipe that is not only meet your sweet cravings, but safe enough if you are insulin resistance and like to eat nutritious foods with beauty benefits!

I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in February 2019. Later I learned that I was also insulin resistance and my doctor had me check my insulin levels everyday for a year, to make sure that my sugar intake was low.

I learned to substitute sugars with low glycemic alternatives that were healthier than the conventional sugars. So after many trials and tribulations, I opted to use   Maple Syrup as my main sweetener alternative.

I had been craving donuts and found Hello Glow's cardamon Donuts receipe, but found myself adding my own personal touches to the recipe and opted to use less sugar and added the SUPERFOOD goji berries and Rosa Gallica roses to my recipe. 

Rosa Gallica

The fragrant & calming properties of Rosa Gallica, (called French Roses as well), contain polyphenols, antioxidants that work to protect your body from cell damage. The polyphenols in rose tea have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cognitive diseases.

Goji Berries

Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarumThe goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement.

Goji berries are often called a SUPERFOOD because they contain chemical compounds called phytochemicals that are produced by plants. Phytochemicals in goji berries include polysaccharides, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin.

Polysaccharides are a primary characteristic of the goji berry. These are an essential source of dietary fiber. A study using aging mice found that polysaccharides in goji berries helped with improving immune function and increasing total antioxidant activity in the body.

Beta-carotene is responsible for the orange-red color pigment in goji berries. Beta-carotene is vital for eye health, bone health, skin health, and cell development. The amount of beta-carotene in goji berries is among the highest of all edible plants.

Zeaxanthin plays a crucial role in supporting the immune system. Many researchers believe that zeaxanthin can prevent macular degeneration, a progressive vision impairment that occurs when the central part of the retina, or macula, deteriorates.

Goji berries may be helpful in controlling the release of sugar into the blood. ResearchTrusted Source from 2015 shows that goji berries balance insulin and glucose levels in the blood.

The same study linked goji berries to increased HDL levelsTrusted Source in people with type 2 diabetes. HDL is known as good cholesterol.

Organic Vermont Maple Syrup

The natural sugars in maple syrup have a low glycemic index which does not spike insulin in the same manner as sugar or sugar-based syrups.When heated, the syrup does not denature, therefore leaving all nutrients intact. Maple syrup also contains 22-percent of the daily allowance for manganese. This mineral is vital for efficient enzyme production in the body. Maple syrup also features zinc, a critical mineral for maintaining endothelium cells in blood plasma.

Cardamon

Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in the same way to counteract digestive issues and problems. You can use it to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and much more.

Part of the reason cardamom is such a good detoxifier as well is thanks to its diuretic properties. It helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins, and combating infections, too.

 Rose and Goji Donuts

Recipe

Equipment

  • 2 medium bowls
  • Pastry bag
  • Donut pan
  • Small bowl for the glaze

Ingredients

For the doughnuts:

  • 1⅓ cup of Jovial 100% Organic Einkorn Flour
  •  Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
  • ½ cup Organic Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Butter or Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Madascarvanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of goji berries

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoon organic dried rose petals and Goji Berries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl combine milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Put the batter into a pastry bag and pipe out the dough into a doughnut shaped baking pan. This will give a clean circle. If you’re less concerned about that, you can fill the pan by hand or bake them off as cupcakes.
  • take a few goji berries and insert in each baking mold inside the dough (4-5 berries on each donut)
  • Bake 12 minutes until just golden. Let cool 5 minutes and remove from the pan.

For the glaze:

  • Combine powdered sugar, cardamom and almond milk. Stir until a thick glaze forms.
  • Dip the doughnuts into the glaze. Pull them up and twist slightly to catch the glaze on the top of the doughnut.
  • Allow the glaze to set and dip a second time.
  • Before the glaze becomes dry, sprinkle with rose petals and Goji Berries.
  • Serve with any other fruit of your preference. Drink with a latte, matcha, or any drink your hearts desire!

Suggestion:

Store leftovers in airtight glass container for up to 2-3 days.
Enjoy!! Ciaositos- Wendy

***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA.  WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.


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