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Homemade Applesauce

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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Makes Approx.: 4 cups
Servings:Varies
Serving Size:Varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sweet apples
2 tsp. organic cinnamon (may add more if desired).
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice

Prep:
Prepare apples, core, leave skins on, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces in size.

Making It:
Put apples into a large pot and add about 1/3 way full with filtered water, but not covering the apples.  Cover and bring to boil, cook for 10 minutes. (The skins should be shiny…this is the pectin from the apples.) When done, mash the apples with a potato masher and add the lemon juice and the cinnamon. Put 1/2 of the apples at a time in a food processor and process about 15-20 seconds, this makes it a chunky applesauce, but easier to eat. Store in a covered glass container.

Caution: Peel the apples for those who cannot chew the peeling (babies, children and elders without teeth) before cooking, to prevent choking.

ENJOY!
MARIE


Homemade Vegan Hummus

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Homemade Vegan Hummus

Homemade Vegan Hummus

This recipe has been altered from Hallelujah Acres version.
I use all organic ingredients for health as well as for flavor!

Serving Size: Makes approximately 2 cups
Servings: Varies
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:
16 oz. can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
3 Tbs.fresh almond butter
1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 Tbs. extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves (peeled)
1 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
1/2 to 1 tsp. cumin
pinch white pepper
1 tsp. raw or dried chopped parsley (optional)

Making It:
1. In a food processor place the garlic and run until well  minced.
2.Then place the garbanzo beans and process for 20 seconds.
3. Scrape sides into the middle and add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Process until well mixed and creamy.
5. Transfer to glass bowl, sprinkle with parsley, cover and refrigerate until ready to  serve.
* Serve with a big plate of cut up raw fresh veggies.

Enjoy!

Marie


Banana Ice Cream

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

For the sweetest results, be sure to
freeze bananas when they are at their ripest!

Servings:  Makes 4 1/2 cups
Serving Size: Varies
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
5 ripe organic bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen.
1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut milk.
(or you can use almond, cashew, or rice milk.)
1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla

Prep ahead:
Freeze bananas as least 24 hours in advance.

Making It:
1.  In food processor, combine the frozen bananas,
vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the milk. Cover and process
until smooth, add as much of the remaining milk
as needed.
2.  Serve immediately as a  soft-serve ice cream or
freeze for at least 4 hours for a scoopable ice cream.
Store in the freezer up to 3 weeks.

This recipe has been altered from “Forks Over Knives”
Magazine (Fall 2018) version, but it tastes just as yummy!

Most Delicious, Enjoy!

Marie


Brain Healthy Dark Chocolate Candies

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Brain Healthy Dark Chocolate Candies

Ingredients:
4 oz. Unsweetened dark chocolate bar (I found
Trader Joe’s Montezuma Brand)
4 oz. Organic unrefined coconut oil
3 Tbs. Organic raw honey
1 tsp. non-alcoholic vanilla

Making It:
1. Line a 9X12 inch baking sheet with parchment paper,
(optional may use candy molds) set aside.
2. Place all ingredients in a small glass or stainless
saucepan and heat until all ingredients are melted
together.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan
or candy molds. Put pan in the refrigerator and
let harden overnight. Next morning break into 1-2
inch squares or pop out of the molds. Store in
glass covered container in the fridge.

Enjoy all you chocolate lovers,
Marie


Power Balls

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Power Balls

Power Balls

Makes: 24-30 Balls 
Servings:
Varies
Prep Time:
1-1 1/2 hours

Double the recipe if needed.
Use organic ingredients if possible.

Ingredients:
1  cup unsweetened coconut, divided (optional)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pecan nuts, chopped
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup raw tahini
1 cup organic dates, pitted, soaked
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use non-alcohol vanilla)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2- 3/4 cup carob powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup organic raisins
1 squirt liquid Stevia
1 cup raw almonds, ground very fine

Prep Ahead:
Soak dates for 30 minutes. If grinding the almonds in a blender, you can also grind it with the coconut.

Making It:
1. In large bowl, add the sunflower seeds, chopped pecans, carob powder, cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut, if using.

2.  In food processor, add the soaked, drained  dates, tahini, almond butter, vanilla, stevia. Puree until mixture is well distributed. Add to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix with hands until mixed well.

3.  Shape 1 tsp of mixture into 1/2″ balls. Roll in ground almond and coconut (optional) to cover. Place in Tupperware container with waxed paper in between each layer.

Enjoy!
Marie