One Minute Slice

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This one-minute slice healthy snack recipe might just be the easiest dessert recipe you make. This is a healthy snack recipe you won't mind giving the kids when they come home from school. And the best part is that it won't take you a whole lot of time. The ingredients you will need for this healthy snack recipe include peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, cacao or cocoa, natural vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. You will also need cashews. To start, you will place all of the ingredients except for the cashews into a medium-sized bowl and mix them until they are well combined and are evenly mixed. For the full step by step instructions to this healthy snack recipe, you will want to take a look at the Wholefood Simply site.

If you've been avoiding nuts because of their high calorie and fat content, reconsider adding them to your diet. And while a single ounce of raw cashews contains 155 calories, a diet that is rich in nuts may aid in weight control. You can opt for raw cashew nuts to boost your nut intake, and you'll enjoy several of their health benefits because of their rich mineral content. Cashews are rich in iron. Your body needs iron to help produce heme, the active component of the protein hemoglobin, which is necessary for oxygen transport. Getting enough iron in your diet also helps to support your immune system, and iron helps your white blood cells destroy infectious agents. Each one-ounce portion of raw cashews provides 1.87 milligrams of iron which is roughly 11 percent of the daily recommended intake that is needed for women and 23 percent for men. Copper and zinc. By adding raw cashews into your diet, you'll also reap all the benefits of their healthy zinc and copper content. Zinc also activates hundreds of proteins within your body, to include proteins that are needed for healthy cell growth and a robust immune system. By consuming an ounce of raw cashews to boost your zinc intake by 1.62 milligrams which are 20 percent of the recommended daily zinc intake for women and 15 percent for men. The copper that is in raw cashews helps your body to process iron, which aids in the production of energy and strengthens your blood vessels. An ounce of raw cashews has about 615 micrograms of copper, which is 68 percent of the daily recommended intake needed for women and men.

Raw cashews also contain manganese which helps with metabolism. Raw cashews offer health benefits because of their manganese content. Each ounce of raw cashews offers about 0.463 milligrams of manganese. This provides about one-fifth of the daily manganese intake recommended for men and about 26 percent for women. Manganese helps to support your metabolism; it helps you process cholesterol, proteins and fats and also helps you to make proteins that are needed for wound healing. Low manganese levels are linked with poor control of your blood sugar, according to the Linus Pauling Institute, which means that consuming enough manganese is especially important if you have diabetes. Raw cashews have a more subtle flavor than their roasted counterparts, so they're great for adding some creamy texture to your recipes without overpowering other flavors. You can soak raw cashews in water overnight and then use them in pureed soup recipes they work especially well in recipes such as roasted cauliflower and onion soup, or in a carrot orange and ginger soup recipe. Alternatively, add some soaked raw cashews to your smoothie recipe to add creamy texture without having to use any high-fat dairy, which contains saturated fat.

You will find this healthy snack recipe for one-minute slice on the Wholefood Simply site. On the site you will find sweet and snack recipes, healthy snack recipes, dessert recipes, breakfast and bread recipes and so much more. **

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