Orange Munchkins

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I’m going to start a “10 Raw Snacks on the Go” series here on the blog!  I recieved several emails from people telling me that they reach for unhealthy foods (or even skip eating) at work or school because they get so caught up in what they are doing.  So, I will be posting different recipes every few days to help you find an easy raw snack to curb any hungry or craving with peace of mind.  You are responsible for your own health and no one else knows what kind of food habits fit your lifestyle.  It is imperative that you take control and are well prepared everywhere you go.  Otherwise, those vending machines in your break-room or cafeteria can seem like your only solutions aside from ignoring your body when it tells you to eat something.  I’ve notice that people are are very busy during the day skip meals all together on a regular basis.  Not only is this dangerous your health but it programs your mind into thinking you’re in starvation mode so when your next meal DOES come, you end up bingeing.  MAKE time for yourself to fuel your body properly.  We consume food because it is our energy that allows our body to function at every single thing it does on a cellular level.

Today I’m going to share with your these insanely delicious orange munchkins that are so easy, you might be making them more than once a week.  We devoured these in my household in less than an a day.  As I’m typing this I’m thinking about making them again for tomorrow ;)  The orange zest really gives these munchkins a nice burst of flavor.  Trust me, you can’t just have one of these.  They are addicting and perfect to snack on when you’re busy.  Great to pack in hard container for your child’s lunch too!  They won’t even know they are eating a vegetable for a savory treat.  In addition to being sweet and crunchy, carrots are loaded with Vitamin A which helps improve eyesight.  Just one carrot contains around 204% of the daily recommend value!  Carrots also contain a good amount of Vitamin C, which is a well known immune system booster, and Vitamin K, which keeps your bones strong.  Carrots are also full of dietary fiber, so feel good knowing they will help your digestion and even reduce your blood pressure!  Are you ready for the recipe?  Here you go!

 

**** UPDATE***  I ended up creating over 25 “Raw Snacks to Go” which will now be put into an E-Book!  I am hoping the book will be out to purchase within a next couple of months.  Thank you all for the love and support!! <3

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Yields 16 Orange Munchkins 

  • 4 Large Carrots (chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Mangos (about 5-6 mango slices, soaked for 20 minutes)
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Mulberries
  • 1 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins (soaked for for 20 minutes)
  • Low-Fat Shredded Coconut for Rolling

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  1. Add the chopped carrots in a food processor and blend until a medium/fine crumble.  Place into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the soaked mangos and process until broken up in small pieces hen add the mulberries and process until everything is well mixed.
  3. Next add the dates and orange zest until a dough like mixture forms.
  4. Add back in the carrots and add the cinnamon and process until blend evenly (you may need to scrap the sides down a couple times)
  5. Place into a bowl and mix in the raisins.
  6. Pour the shredded coconut on a plate for rolling.
  7. Next form the mixture into 1” round munchkins and rolled in the coconut.  You can eat these right away, put them in the fridge or the freezer for later, which ever you prefer!  Enjoy! Xx

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Coconut Chia Seed Yogurt with Turmeric

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Hello everyone!!  I celebrated my birthday on the 15th of this month and traveled to sunny Puerto Rico with my husband and brother.  We had the most wonderful, healing time discovering new places around the island.  On my birth day, we went to El Yunque National Rainforest and the energy there is indescribable!  We visited beaches, collected shells and just soaked up all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Another fun trip we took was to the Old San Juan Farmers Market by the museum.  Fresh coconuts, juices and raw foods!  I met a man named Jeffery Lammon and it turned out he has been eating raw foods since the 70s!  He was such a lovely person to talk to and I was overjoyed to have met someone in another part of the world who has the same lifestyle as I do.  He was selling ground turmeric and turmeric roots and is the inspiration behind this recipe!  This recipe is sweet with a dash of tart that will tickle your taste buds with delight!

Turmeric is magical root that is part of the ginger family and is widely used in traditional Indian medicine as a whole body cleanser.  It is excellent for those suffering from inflammation, cancer, and certain diseases like liver and Alzheimer’s.  Turmeric aids in fighting free radicals due to it’s powerful antioxidant and is great for anyone dealing with digestive issues.   It carries the notes of an Earthy spice, slightly bitter but in a amazing way!  When grounded into a powder it is a beautiful golden color.

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Turmeric is magical root that is part of the ginger family and is widely used in traditional Indian medicine as a whole body cleanser.  It is excellent for those suffering from inflammation, cancer, and certain diseases like liver and Alzheimer’s.  Turmeric aids in fighting free radicals due to it’s powerful antioxidant and is great for anyone dealing with digestive issues.   It carries the notes of an Earthy spice, slightly bitter but in a amazing way!  When grounded into a powder it is a beautiful golden color.

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Yields 1-2

Yogurt 

  • 1 Young Thai Coconut (3/4 water and scoop out meat)
  • 3 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons Turmeric
  1. Open your coconut and use 3/4 of the water to mix with the chia seeds in a bowl.  You can also put this into a mason jar, put on the lid and shake well!  Place the bowl into the refrigerator.  After 20 minutes, mix.  I like to make this at night and leave it in the refrigerator over night.  I also LOVE my CoocJack to open my coconuts, it’s easy, clean and speedy!
  2. Blend the coconut meat in a high speed blender until creamy and pour into a bowl.
  3. Mix in turmeric and set aside.
  4. Once the chia seeds are set and gel-like, mix together with the coconut and turmeric.

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Toppings

  • 1 Cup Dried Mulberries
  • 1-2 Bananas (sliced)
  • 1 Papaya (diced)
  • 6oz Blueberries
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  1.  Ground mulberries in a blender.
  2. Layer mulberries, papaya, bananas, and blueberries any way you’d like.
  3. Add 1/2 of coconut yogurt and then add the cinnamon and nutmeg on top evenly.  You can mix this in with the coconut yogurt in the beginning steps but it will change the color of the yogurt.  After you spread the spices on, add the rest of the yogurt and ENJOY!! Xx

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