This is the perfect nice and simple snack with only raw ingredients that can be made before-hand so you can grab and go. It does get a little messy, but that’s what makes it fun!
Grab a serrated knife and slice a large apple into rounds, the seeds should come out easily with a gentle flick. Spread your homemade peanut butter and freshly made jelly between the rounds and slice in half or in fourths for bite sized yumminess and serve! Spice it up with a sprinkle of Cinnamon.
The first way to make your very own homemade jelly is to take the pulp from a recent fruit juice and re-process in your juicer, food processor, or blender and you can create a simple fruit puree that can be used for anything!
The second method you can use that will give you the option to create a chunkier texture is to take your fruit and just mash it. The juices from the fruits will help create a spreadable consistency.
Homemade Peanut Butter:
This is a very simple recipe that involves peanuts and a food processor, although if you purchase the raw un-roasted peanuts still in the shell you might need to make a movie night of it with your friends. I personally un-shelled the peanuts while my sister watched me struggle for an hour trying to get each and every peanut out. It was a rewarding experience and I had no qualms throwing those nuts in the food processor until they became nothing but ball of peanut butter.
It took quite a bit of coercing, but eventually I was able to evenly process all of the peanuts into a dough-like consistency, so I added a bit of water to make it more spreadable and that seemed to do just fine. Although if you would like a more flavorful peanut butter you could try adding coconut or sunflower oil which will also create a smoother consistency. Maybe you prefer a sweeter flavor, coconut nectar would work and will also create a nice smooth butter so you wont have to add any oil.
Easy Leftover Recipe!!: If you have some extra peanut butter and jelly, toss it in a blender with a few bananas and you have a yummy peanut butter and fruit smoothie for breakfast! Woot woot!
A sweet way to keep your immune system fueled with vitamin C is to juice yourself some protection from the snifflies and winter blues and drink yourself a healthy dose of anti-oxidants and pure deliciousness.
1 Carton Strawberries
1 Carton Raspberries
1/4 Bag of Grapes.. just a few handfuls
Juicy juice that deliciousness, strain and serve.
I saved my berry “applesauce” from straining and ran the pulp through the juicer to make a puree-like consistency and mixed them to create my own Raw Homemade Jelly!!! Yummy Yummy.
Why is this juice so beneficial? All four of these fruits contain different levels of Vitamin C, strawberries being the highest of them. Three if these fruits also contains an essential enzyme activator, Manganese. Manganese helps our body absorb the Vitamin C more efficiently while aiding our blood sugar levels along with Fiber. Fiber can be found in the strawberries, raspberries, and pears which helps our bodies not only regulate our glucose levels, but also regulate the rate our food enters our bloodstream. Who knew everything worked together so collectively?
There is nothing more satisfying in chilly weather than hot chocolate and as yummy as Starbucks or Swiss Miss may be (Abuelita hot chocolate was an old favorite) , you can make something ten times better and incredibly healthier.
Homemade Vegan Hot Cacao: Serves 2
4 Cups Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar (optional)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Sprinkle of Nutmeg
2 -3 Drops Organic Vanilla or Scrape of Vanilla Bean
In a saucepan, heat almond milk, gradually whisk in cacao and spices, add vanilla and let heat to desirable temperature, for a sweeter taste coconut sugar is an excellent natural sweetener. Serve with sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!
A delicious breakfast for those pumpkin pie lovers who want a bowl full of fall-time happiness filled with nutrition and yummy goodness. This is a relatively easy recipe with only two steps, it helps to have some pumpkin pre-cut if you’re in a hurry in the morning and the pumpkin puree can totally be made in advance to make it an even easier on-the-run recipe.
Homemade Raw Pumpkin Puree: Serves one
1/2 Cup Sugar Pie Pumpkin Chunks
3 Medjool Dates, pitted
Splash of Almond Milk (Fun Substitute: Try 1/2 a Banana instead!)
Dash of Cinnamon, Sprinkle of Nutmeg, pinch of Ginger
In your food processor or Vitamix blend until smooth. You can totally eat just this or if you’re in a hurry blend it into a smoothie to satisfy that pumpkin pie craving!
Now that the hard part is over there’s only a few simple steps left until we have pumpkin deliciousness!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal:
1 Cup of Oats
Raw Pumpkin Puree
Handful of Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds
Cinnamon, to taste
Hot water (optional)
First, Add your hot water to the oats and shortly after begin mixing in your Homemade Raw Pumpkin Puree, followed by the nuts and spices. Tada! You now have a delicious bowl of fall loveliness and it tastes sooo good! Enjoy!