Most people probably think that we see each ALL the time; but that actually could not be further from the truth! While we may speak to each other every day, weeks will often go past without us seeing one another. Besides shopping and good pamper, one of our favourite ways to spend time together is over a cup of a tea and a chat. It is our quality time together πŸ™‚

This past Sunday, we had made plans to meet up at Sandton for an afternoon cuppa when Sam had a brainwave: why not sit down and enjoy a pot of the Laduree tea we both lugged back from Paris last year. Neither of us had found the occasion yet to open the box!

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And because we would be drinking such a fabulous cup of tea, these probably needed a companion…but without the excessive calories (because: winter and pregnancy). And so the mini-delights idea became a ‘healthy-delights’ when we stumbled upon a bag of MojoMe Carrot Cake Mix – a gluten-free, carb-smart mix with no added sugar or preservatives.

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We decided to make carrot muffins and they turned out so well that one can imagine a full carrot cake with a form of healthy icing (if this exists?!) would be even more delectable.

The pre-made mixture contains no grains (replaced by nut flours) or sugar (substituted with xylitol) meaning it is perfect for banters and health nuts alike. To make the muffin recipe, all you need is:

  • Bag of MojoMix
  • Greek yogurt (we used the double thick variety – yum!)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • Coconut oil (melted)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Grated carrot
  • Zest of one lemon

To add some extra zing to the mix, we added some extra cinnamon, ginger and all spice to the mixture, as well as some goji berries.

Mix together and place in a muffin pan and bake at 170 degrees for approx. 40 minutes.

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This was the result: even better when served warm with some butter and jam on the side πŸ™‚

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Now go make yourself a cup of tea, because that’s what afternoons are for!Β 

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