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Orange Cake Recipe – Gluten Free!

Orange cake is a classic Mediterranean, Moroccan and Middle Eastern Passover dessert. In this recipe, whole oranges are boiled to remove the bitterness. The oranges are then pureed, then mixed with almond meal, eggs, sugar, and gluten-free baking powder. Not only is this cake incredibly rich and moist, it is also gluten and dairy-free. The cake is finished with a sweet and citrusy orange syrup. This cake is also perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.



2 oranges
3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
3 cups almond meal
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

Orange Syrup:

juice of 1 orange
zest of one orange
3/4 cup caster sugar


This recipe takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to make. Serves 1 cake.

Preheat oven to 170°C.
Put oranges in a saucepan.
Pour 2 to 3 cups of water into the pan.
Boil over medium heat for 15 minutes.
Drain the liquid and put the oranges back into the pan.
Pour 2 to 3 cups of water into the pan.
Boil over medium heat for another 15 minutes.
Make the orange syrup while the oranges are boiling.
Put orange juice, orange zest, and caster sugar in a saucepan.
Simmer over low heat while stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Turn off heat and set aside.
Drain the oranges and cut each orange into 8 pieces, then remove the seeds.
Put the oranges in a food processor or blender.
Blend until pureed.
Put caster sugar and eggs in a large bowl.
Using a hand mixer, whisk until well combined.
Add orange puree to the egg mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix together almond meal and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
Mix the ingredients just until well combined.
Pour cake batter into an inch cake pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven 170°C for 1 hour.
Remove the cake from the pan, then transfer to a serving dish.
Using a bamboo skewer, pierce holes on top of the cake.
Pour orange syrup on top.
Slice and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• If you want a vegan cake, you can replace the eggs with ¾ cup of applesauce.

• Boiling the oranges removes the bitterness from the rind.

Orange Cake Recipe - Gluten Free!
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Cellulite Melter! ~ Raw Food Juicer Recipes

Cellulite is an underlying fat that causes dimpling in the skin. It is more commonly found in women’s thighs, hips, and arms. According to dermatologists, cellulite affects up to 90% of women.

There are various ways to remove and treat cellulite, but this recipe shows an easy and healthy way to do it. Combining grapefruit, oranges, lemon, and ginger together to make a delicious juice, it will help reduce the amount of fat in your body.


• 1 grapefruit
• 2 oranges
• 1 lemon
• Small knob of ginger


This recipe takes 5 minutes to make. Serves 1.

Slice the grapefruit on both ends. Slice the skin off on the side from the top going to the bottom.
Slice the oranges and lemon the same way as the grapefruit.
Chop a small knob of ginger.
Place all of the ingredients together in a blender.
Blend until smooth.

Ideas And Tips:

• Grapefruit is a subtropical fruit that is popular for its health benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, A, fiber, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and lysine. It is considered one of the best fruits in the world to fight off cancer, asthma, arthritis, heart disease, and osteoarthritis. Grapefruit has been associated with losing weight and reducing cellulite due to its ability to reduce fat.

• Oranges are known all over the world as a citrus fruit. It is widely available as a fruit and juice. Oranges are grown worldwide with its biggest production in Brazil and the US. It is one of the biggest sources of vitamin C. It is also rich in beta-carotene and ketones.

Cellulite Melter! ~ Raw Food Juicer Recipes
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Post-Workout Refuelling Smoothie

After a pumped up workout, your body needs to recover. Some muscles need to be repaired. Your body’s energy levels are spent, and it is time to refuel.

Note – the original video for this recipe is no longer available so we chose another one that got great reviews!

This smoothie is rich in protein, potassium, and energy boosters to get you back on track. The ingredients are inexpensive, and it is so easy to make. Just blend everything together, and you have your smoothie in no time. Prepare this before your workout and leave it to chill in your fridge. No time to chill it? No worries. Chill some glasses instead or throw in some crushed ice.


• 1 apple, remove the core and cut into quarters
• 2 oranges, peeled and cut into quarters
• Juice of 1 lemon
• Flaked almonds
• 1 tbsp of chia seeds


This recipe takes about 5 minutes to make. Serves 2 glasses.

Remove the core from the apple and cut into quarters.
Peel the oranges and cut into quarters.
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice.
Place all the ingredients except the lemon juice in a blender.
Blend until it becomes smooth.
Pour the lemon juice and blend for a second.
Serve chilled or pour in a chilled glass.

Ideas And Tips:

• For an added sweetness, you can use sweeteners or honey.

• Aside from these fruits, you can add more depending on what you have in your pantry. Why not throw in some bananas, kiwis, pineapples, and berries? Mix in some yogurt too for an added tang.

Post-Workout Refuelling Smoothie
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