What Did You Put In My Birthday Cake?

Yesterday was my birthday and it has become a tradition for me to make my own birthday cake.  It’s not that nobody offered (my husband and teenager both offered), but I like to experiment and find the healthiest version so I can share it with my clients.  Friends laugh when I tell them I like to make my own birthday cake.  “What is it made of … tofu?”  they say.  Well, no, but I did come up with an interesting alternative.

Over the years, I have found that I feel much better when I stay away from grains and refined sugars.   What are the 2 ingredients in most birthday cakes?  Grains and sugar. So what to do?  It’s time to get creative.  Some healing diets that I have done for myself over the years have used a creative ingredient for the base of a cake – what is it you ask?  White beans!  Who knew that cooked white beans would create a nice texture for cake!  Having said that, this is what I came up with.  Rather than a cake-y texture, it is more of a creamy texture.  Check it out and let us know in the comments below what you think.

Grain Free Birthday Cake Recipe HERE.





The best part?  After eating it I didn’t feel sluggish or bloated!

stephanie goodman and jane schwartz


Jane and Stephanie, creators of The Simply Nourished Solution™, are nutritionists who help women over 50 go from overweight, frustrated, and inflamed to lighter and healthier so they can be more active, feel good in their bodies, and live the second half of life with energy and confidence. Their 3-pronged approach, which can fit into any lifestyle, encompasses not only wholesome energizing foods but powerful habit and mindset shifts.


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