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Buckwheat Tea Cake With Orange Zest & Raspberry

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How to Make Buckwheat Tea Cake with Orange Zest & Raspberry

SERVINGS: 6
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1/3 c
1/4 c
3 whole
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 c
1/2 c
1/4 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a square 8- or 9-inch baking pan or dish. Set aside. In a separate bowl, melt the butter or coconut oil.
  2. Whisk the eggs then add sugar slowly, whisking again until the eggs are frothy.
    Whisk in the yogurt and vanilla. Carefully add a bit of the melted coconut oil to the egg mixture, whisking continuously as you slowly add all oil. Whisk in the buckwheat flour until batter is smooth. Mix in orange zest and raspberries.
  3. Pour into prepared pan or dish and bake 30 minutes, until just set in center. Cool at least 30 minutes in pan before slicing into squares to serve warm, or cool completely if you prefer.
Add additional toppings if desired. Add 1/4 cup almond meal for a nutty flavor and rustic texture. Substitute butter for coconut oil for more classic, creamy richness.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Buckwheat tea cakes with raspberry and orange are a dainty treat for socializing with friends. Buckwheat flour is lighter and drier than wheat flour, so that after eating this tea cake you'll feel as clear as the August skies. You and your friends will also enjoy the brightness of orange zest. A hint of raspberry hides within the smoothness of the cake, a delightful, energizing surprise when it touches your tongue. Paired with freshly brewed sun-tea, this cake is as sweet and carefree as conversation with friends.

Zesty, Uplifting Tones

When the touch of orange reaches your nose, it's uplifting and comforting all at once. Its citrus aroma refreshes and inspires while stimulating digestion and making this cake agreeable and light on the belly. Normally desserts are heavy, which makes for dull conversation. Here raspberries' zing makes you sparkle. Remember running through the sprinkler on a hot summer's day? Raspberry brings the laughter of children back into your life - full of energy and pop!

Light yet Satisfying

Buckwheat, though gluten free, satisfies your stomach but without the heaviness of wheat. Its drier texture is perfect for a tea cake that won't weigh you down. It gives you the feeling of being full without feeling stagnant - completely content.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Buckwheat Tea Cake with Orange Zest & Raspberry Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Buckwheat Tea Cake with Orange Zest & Raspberry' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Bland

MILD BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Red Blood

RED-BLOOD

Red blood (Rakta Dhatu) includes red blood cells and blood vessels.

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Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Family: Polygonaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Buckwheat Tea Cake with Orange Zest & Raspberry
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Warms Abdomen

WARMS-ABDOMEN

Warms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.

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Spleen Tonic

SPLEEN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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, Makes Jittery,
Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.

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Constituents:
Carbohydrate,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Phosphorous,
Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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, Fats,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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, Selenium, Soluble Fiber, Manganese,
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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, Insoluble Fiber, Zinc

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Spleen-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Stimulates-energy, Warms-abdomen, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Strengthens-resolve, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Damiana

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Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Vidari

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Diuretic, Livotonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Strengthens-resolve

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

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Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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Use buckwheat flour.
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Since they are all cooked it is more permissable.
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