Friday, May 7, 2010

My Wheat-free, Probiotic, High Fiber, Low Carb, Omega-3, Non-Inflammatory Birthday

A great birthday needs the right cake. My wife wanted to buy me a cake, but I insisted on making the cake for my son, my wife and the birthday boy. Deliciously healthy!

The cakes were made with flaxseed meal, coconut flour, whey protein, eggs, cream and flavored with sugar-free raspberry jello. I baked them in the shape of a stars. Red stars are big here. The cakes were topped with yogurt cheese flavored with sugar-free lemon jello and a fresh strawberry each. My son gives it a five star rating ... though, regrettably, I only baked three stars.

Here's the recipe:


3 small eggs (equivalent to 2 large eggs)
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of flaxseed meal
1/4 cup of defatted coconut flour (I used Swanson brand)
1/4 cup of vanilla flavored whey protein powder
One small packet of sugar-free raspberry jello
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Dash of salt

Grease silicone star baking pans with coconut oil or butter. Bake for about 20 minutes at 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F. Let cool on a rack.


1 pint of homemade yogurt made from whole milk and probiotic yogurt starter.
1/2 of a small packet of sugar-free lemon jello
3 fresh strawberries

Ferment the yogurt for a full 24 hours to maximize the probiotic micro-organisms and reduce the lactose to the minimum. I explain how to do it here. Drip the yogurt over night in the refrigerator through a coffee filter to make about 2/3 cup of yogurt cheese. About the same consistency as ricotta cheese. Stir in the lemon jello. Carefully spoon on the lemon topping and arrange in a star pattern. Top with the most beautiful strawberry you can find. One is enough.

This dessert is very low in carb, but extremely high in protein. Fully fermented yogurt made with probiotic strains is so healthy it is nearly therapeutic. The flax and coconut are very rich in fiber. Flax is the richest source of ALA omega-3.


Raspberry Jello Flax-Coconut-Whey Cake: (6 servings)

Calories: 840
Net Carb: 13 grams
Total Carb: 36 grams
Fiber: 23 grams
Protein: 52 grams
Fat: 55 grams

Lemon Yogurt Cheese Topping: (6 servings)

Calories: 250
Net Carb: 4 grams
Total Carb: 4 grams (assumes fully fermented low lactose yogurt per my recipe)
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 18 grams
Fat: 16 grams

As much as my son loved his star cake, his two year-old stomach could not quite finish it. Good thing. Dad had a wonderful snack in the last hour of his birthday before he retired. Dreaming of a very healthy 58.

Be well.



  1. A very happy belated birthday to you! The cake looks delicious and the company splendid.
    Best wishes for a healthy, successful coming year.

  2. And please forgive my belated response to your belated well wishes. Once again, I got stuck behind the Great Firewall of China and could not access my blog from China. It's hard to appreciate how Google BlogSpot poses a security risk to the Shanghai World Expo 2010, but maybe somebody somewhere is leaking State secrets in a blog and fomenting unrest among China's minorities. Sometimes seems more silly than sinister.

  3. Doesn't sugar free Jello have aspartame and food colorings? It sounds so good with the exception of that. Love your blog, by the way. I am trying to increase my overall health and heal myself as much as naturally possible for hormone imbalance, candida, and with possible insulin resistance issues and have found the info in your blog helpful.

  4. Oh Julie, of course you are correct :-( In the world I live in, sometimes it is about the lesser evil. Do you know any jello-like products made with xylitol or stevia instead of aspartame?

    Glad that other parts of my blog have been helpful.