This is one of the easiest raw food snack to make and the kids love them! Also great for on-the-go snack and performance snack. I bring some with me when I go mountain biking, snowboarding and hiking. Awesome for traveling too!
4-5 Apples (skin included)
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix until really smooth.
Spread about 1/8 inch of the mixture onto a tray lined with teflex sheet and dehydrate for 6 to 8 hours.
Keep an eye on it and make sure you don’t let it get too dry and not pliable.
Tip: You can also cut them in strips, spread some almond butter and roll them up.
First I want to thank Squamish CAN for supporting this event, it feels GOOD to use government funds to offer a valuable experience for the community – for FREE
This workshop on Tuesday was on DEHYDRATION. I wasn’t sure if people expected to be learning how to dehydrate grapes and apples but I think they were pretty excited to leave feeling like making gourmet raw food can be easy AND tasty! We made Corn Tortilla Wraps (filled with cashew sour cream, peppers, avocados and chipotle salsa), Crackers (with fermented cashew cheese), Fruit Leather (rolled with almond butter and honey), and Macaroons to wrap it up!
I loved how everyone engaged and asked many questions, it felt more like a conversation where people really got to connect with each other and the food. I strongly encourage these types of events to allow communities to grow together, share ideas and support each other.
I often find myself running around with no time to prepare healthy meals in advance. So I always make sure to keep certain Superfoods in my cupboards such as Chia Seeds and Goji Berries. Here’s an example of a quick snack I make for myself; I simply put chia seeds and goji berries in water and let it sit for about 15 minutes or until the seeds and berries absorbs the water and becomes soft and gelatinous. If you happen to have coconut water – even better!! [Read more...]
This is my favorite ice cream! LOVE the taste of brazil nut milk. This recipe is from “Raw For Dessert” of Jennifer Cornbleet.
2 Cups Brazil Nut Milk (see below)
1/2 Cup Cashews, soaked for 8 to 12 hours
1/2 Cup Agave
2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Vanilla Beans
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
Pour 1/2 cup of the brazil nut milk and all the cashews in a blender and process until very smooth. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups brazil nut milk and all of the agave, vanilla extract, vanilla beans, and salt and process until blended. Transfer to a jar and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. Put the mixture in a ice-cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
This one is my ultimate favorite for breakfast! I love the texture and the taste is similar to oatmeal but even better! Oat groats are high in protein and fiber which makes it an excellent breakfast before going for any physical activities. You can replace the water for nut milk and add your favorite fruits. I sometimes use almond milk, chopped apples and raisins for a traditional taste. [Read more...]
I wanted to talk about these incredibly nutritious little seeds called Chia. Not only are they loaded of calcium, fiber and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, but they also contain a high concentration of easily digestible protein. By soaking them in water, they swell and become gelatinous which makes them extremely filling, while keeping you hydrated. [Read more...]