Apple Boss

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One of the first raw vegan breakfasts that I started making two years ago was apple sauce.  I used to LOVE apple sauce growing up and if I knew just how easy it was to make, I would have been whipping this up since I could chop!  This dish is perfect to start your day and will give you plenty of energy to stay strong and focused.  It is very hard for some people to consume six apples as a mono-meal, but throwing six apples in a food processor transforms them into an easy, enjoyable meal that can soon become a breakfast favorite.  I end up using eight apples sometimes because and even then, I devour the bowl and am ready for more!  Blending up the apples also allows your body to better digest them and use less energy in the process.  I can’t stress enough how amazing it is.  The dates/strawberries/cinnamon combination adds a perfect touch that makes this apple sauce the BOSS of them all! :)

Apples are a nutritional powerhouse and contain antioxidants that boost our immune system and help protect against damage caused by free radicals.  One of the most amazing benefits of apples is their link to preventing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders, due to the antioxidant compound quercetin.  Apples are also are excellent for detoxing the liver, losing weight, and decreasing the risk of diabetes and heart issues.  A 2007 study conducted by researchers at Cornell University identified several compounds found in apple peels, namely triterpenoids, that have strong anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf063563o)

DSC_7664xinstaressssssYields 1 serving

  • 7 Apples, chopped (I used 3 green and 4 red)
  • 6 Dates
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon or more depending on your taste

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  1. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency is achieved.  You may have to stop and scarp the sides of the food processor depending on the size of your equipment.  It’s as easy as that!  Enjoy! Xx

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Ferrero Rocher Truffles

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Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all have the opportunity to spend some time with loved ones this season.  For a lot of people, the holidays are a perfect excuse to overindulge at meals, so why not add a raw alternative at this years dessert table?  I’m sure you all know by now that I had a huge sweet tooth and growing up I ate every kind of candy imaginable.  Well that sweet tooth didn’t fade away when I went on a raw diet, and I always try to recreate my favorite treats from childhood.  No junk food here, only dates and carob, my go-to winning combination when I’m in the mood for a yummy satisfying chocolate dessert.  Nature will always finds a way to provide us with what our body wants and needs.  This recipe has only 4 ingredients, but has all the right flavors to remind you of truffles – without the milk, gluten and GMO soy.  I’ve been making these once a week for the past month and love sharing them with friends and family.  These are great to make for any occasion and I hope you’ll be sharing them with the ones you love!

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  • 2 Cups Mulberries
  • 1 lb Fresh Medjool Dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 Cup Carob
  • 22 Hazelnuts (soaked for 2 hours or more then dried with a towel)
  1. In a food processor, blend mulberries to a crumble and place into a bowl
  2. Add dates and carob into the food processor and blend into a gooey dough like texture.
  3. Roll a 1/2 inch ball in the palm of your hand, press in hazelnut, roll again, and then roll ball into mulberry crumble.  You can eat these right away or store in the refrigerator.  ENJOY! Xx

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Pumpkin Butternut Squash Rawviolis

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Oh pumpkin and butternut squash, how I love thee!  More common than not, I’ve found that having a raw food diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all your favorites foods.  There is always a way to make everything you love as a cleaner and healthier version.  Traditionally, raviolis are full of gluten, dairy and eggs, all of which can contribute to various health […]

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Apple Pie 2.0

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Hello everyone!  Forgive me for not posting in a while, my husband and I recently moved into a new place and we are still getting situated.  I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, but I had such a great response from my wonderful followers that I felt like I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t post […]

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Autumn Fruit Bowl with Banana Milk

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I will keep this post short and simply today!  I’m currently in Houston, Texas visiting the lovely Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram and her family.   It is so wonderful to be here sharing my love for raw food with people who love and share the passion for this lifestyle.  When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t wait to make some cereal and create this epic meal […]

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Juice RX Review

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I recently had the pleasure of trying the 3-day juice cleanse from JuiceRx, and it was a great experience!  Juice cleanses are an excellent way to give your digestive system a break from using energy to break down food.  By saving energy,  your body can focus on other areas that may need healing and restoration.  This is […]

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Sweet Fall Crumble

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  Fall is in full swing and I am enjoying this beautiful weather!  I was feeling inspired by Halloween being just around the corner, and so decided to make these sweets treats to share with my in-laws and friends.  They all fell head over heels for this sweet creamy blend with a perfect bite of […]

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Chocolate Pudding

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Hi all — I just wanted to quickly share this quick and easy recipe.  I had some beautiful ripe bananas and whipped up this pudding in under ten minutes!  It’s the perfect “dessert” or breakfast and loaded with high energy to get you ready for a full day.  I love using carob in my recipes, […]

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Banana Cinnamon Buns

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So excited to share these fully raw banana cinnamon buns!!  These treats were inspired by Chef Alecia at the Woodstock Fruit Festival this summer.   Throughout the festival, there was an abundance of ripe bananas and one day, these cinnamon buns came out of the kitchen!   As as soon as I got home, I bought a box […]

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Coco Jack Giveaway!

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Hi Everyone!!  I am super excited to be hosting an incredible giveaway with @thecocojack!  These came in handy quite a lot when we were cracking away hundreds of coconuts at the Woodstock Fruit Festival this summer.  Once you use one of these, you’ll never go back to your old way again!  It opens up coconuts […]

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