Carrot Cupcakes with Macadamia Nut Lemon Cream Frosting

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / September 8, 2014

I am having a very strange time at the moment and have developed a little bit of insomnia. I am not really sure why and it is something I have not suffered from for years. If I had to guess I would say it is all of the change that I am experiencing at the moment and worrying about whether I will get any more yoga classes, if I can get my case study sorted and whether I will be abel to be successful as a Yoga Sports Coach.

It is a bit crazy worrying about these things especially when I know if I put the effort in then I can achieve something. I need to sort out my relaxation and work out how to get my mind to switch off and then it will all be ok. One of the ways I relax is to cook, I find it therapeutic and is the perfect was for me to switch off. I find it quite a meditative process where I become completely absorbed in what I am doing and only focus on that and forget everything else. Plus the bonus is I usually have something lovely to eat at the end of it.

This recipe was definitely one of the really yummy ones and when I took them to my yoga class they just disappeared, which I have to say I was quite glad about because if they hadn’t I would have eaten them all. I could devour one of these little cupcakes in 2-3 mouthfuls and they were so good it was hard to resist going for another one.

One of the great things about these little cakes is they mainly have natural sugars in them with the sweetness coming from the carrot, some mango and xylitol which is a natural sweetener. All the fruit and nuts used in these cakes means they are packed with vitamins and minerals and in particular loads of Vitamin A. They are quite high on the glycemic scale with a GL value of 9 but if you are being careful, just have half a cake and it will still put a smile on your face.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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