22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 16

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 16

Maca is a crop that grows in high altitude areas specifically in the Peruvian Andes. Maca is an adaptogen that supplies energy and balances hormones allowing the body to feel good, adapt to stress and perform better. A good source of carbs, protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, it is also used as an aphrodisiac and provides fertility support.

Maca Carrot Cake with Lemony Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients:
cake
1 ½ cups oats
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into small chunks
½ cup pecans
½ cup dried coconut
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp maple syrup/coconut nectar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 cup soaked raisins (mix in by hand)

frosting
1 ½ cups cashews (soaked)
¼ cup young Thai coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil (warmed to a liquid in dehydrator)
2 tbsp coconut nectar/ raw honey/ maple syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 tsp lemon zest
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 tbsp water (more if needed)

Procedure:
For the cake, process the oats into flour in your food processor then throw in the rest of the ingredients(except raisins) and process until it all begins to stick together. Mix in raisins by hand.
For the frosting, blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender until smooth, aerate when necessary.
Place the cake in a 250 ml mason jar and fill 1/3 of the way. Press the cake down. Then add the frosting and fill 2/3 of the way. Garnish with cinnamon, shredded carrots, and pecan halves.

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If you missed the previous days, check out the links below:

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 06
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 07
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 14
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 15