This is one for anyone who suffers from constipation or nausea, or who just generally likes to eat delicious healthy food...this slice has also been dubbed 'motion slice' as its sure to get the bowels moving in a very healthy way.
Know your nutrients
I don't even know where to begin, as this slice is full of protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, essential fatty acids, fibre, vitamins K and B-group, antioxidants, moderate amounts of iron and zinc! It is going to help fatigue, constipation, skin elasticity, hypertension, leg cramps, nausea, nourishing your uterus, hormone production, increased blood supply and fertility.
- 1 cup figs, roughly chopped (or half figs/half dried apricot for lower GI count)
- 1 cup pitted pruned, roughly chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp cinnamon and mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup stoneground, wholemeal plain flour
- 2 tbspn LSA
- 1 tbspn chia seeds
- 2 tbspn milk powder
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup each sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a shallow baking tin with baking paper (approx. 30 x 15cm).
Place chopped dried fruit, water and spices in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add baking soda and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside, leaving the lid on.
Sift flour and milk powder in to a large mixing bowl. Add oats, nuts, seeds and warm dried fruit mixture. Combine all ingredients.
Lightly beat egg in a separate bowl. Add to mixture and mix well. Pour mix into the prepared baking tin, speak evenly across the base of the tin.
Bake for 10-15 mins, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool in baking tin. Cut into 3x6cm squares. Makes about 20 squares.