These squares live up to their name, they are inspired by a detox juice that my friend likes to drink. Filled with healthy and delicious ingredients, these squares will be a great addiction to your diet. They are healthy, vegan and just so damn good, making for a great snack, dessert or a naughty little breakfast.

Detox squares: Lemon, ginger and green tea squares

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35-45 minutes

Makes: 16



125g low fat margarine (room temperature)

½ cup/ 125ml dark brown raw sugar or coconut sugar

2 chia eggs or 2 eggs

1t/ 5ml vanilla essence

¾ cup/ 180ml whole wheat flour

1 cup/ 250ml semolina

½ t/ 2.5ml bicarbonate soda

½ T/ 7.5ml baking powder

1T/ 15ml ginger powder

Pinch salt

2T/ 30ml lemon zest

2T/ 30ml lemon juice

200ml low fat, fat free or non-dairy milk

50ml low fat, fat free or non-dairy milk

Syrup Ingredients

1/4 cup/ 60ml dark brown raw sugar or coconut sugar

200ml water

1T/ 15ml fresh grated ginger

2T/ 30ml lemon juice

1 green tea teabag


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a medium square pan. Cream margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl, add eggs and vanilla.

2. Combine all the dry ingredients together and add to margarine mixture. Combine all the wet ingredients together excluding 50ml of milk and add to the margarine and flour mixture. Mix all the ingredients together until a smooth batter in formed. Pour over the 50ml of milk and rest the batter for 20 minutes at room temperature.

3. While waiting for batter combine all syrup ingredients in a small pot and cook over a medium heat until water starts to boil. Remove tea bag and set aside.

4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. Prick the cake with a skewer and immediately pour over the prepared syrup. Leave the cake to cool in the pan before cutting into squares.

Best enjoy…

These square make for a great afternoon treat or a delicious dessert

NUTRITION per Square

calories 139 | cabs 20.4g | fat 5.0g | protein 3.3g

Ps: All weight loss starts in the kitchen...


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