Grapes make an excellent popsicle. I prefer red grapes as they are higher in antioxidants. I added some raspberries and cherries to give a few extra flavours although I am sure any other berries would work here.
Ingredients (makes 3-4 popsicles)
2 cups red grapes
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup cherries
Puree all ingredients and pour into popsicle molds.
We love avocados and eat them almost everyday. Avocados are not only an excellent source of Omega-3, folate and vitamin E but are also rich in glutathione which enhances our cells ability to fight off cancer.
I knew they would be good to bake with but admit I hadn't tried it till more recently. These cookies do take a bit more time but are SO worth it. They are very rich and will satisfy any chocolate craving.
Ingredients (makes 24-30 cookies)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, almond or sunflower)
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 5 tablespoons water (2 flax eggs)
I really think variety is important in our diet. We eat a variety of fruits and vegetables but I also like eating a variety of grains. I saw these Millet Puffs in the store the other day and was reminded of bars I used to make. In the past I used nut butter but I wanted these to be safe for school so I used coconut oil instead. Very tasty!
We discovered the previous owner planted some mint in the yard. We have since transplanted it along the fence line and it is going growing like crazy. Mint will take over your garden so be sure not to plant it an area where you want control.
I have been using it in several recipes but this is one of our favourites. The mint leaves aid in digestion but also contain vital antioxidants. I like the freshness of the actual mint leaves but I imagine you can use an extract as well. The pumpkin seeds add protein and zinc. Zinc as I have mentioned before not only boosts your immune system but enhances your sense of taste. I have learned that often "picky" eaters are low in zinc and that an increase will help bring our a desire for new tastes etc. The raw cacao powder is high in iron and magnesium, making this smoothie not only tasty but healthy.
This is a very tasty sauce that has multiple purposes. I love the creaminess off the cashews. It can be a great dip for crackers, chips or vegetables. If thinned out, it becomes a tasty sauce for chicken, pasta or rice.
* If you don't have a "strong" blender you may want to soak the cashews for a couple 3-5 hours so then soften and are easier to blend smooth.