Monthly Archives: January 2014

Raw Animal Crackers

Ok, so admittedly they aren’t animals per se, but If I called them ‘Raw Star Crackers’ they might get lost in translation. I realize it may be time for some new cookie cutters!

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  • 2 cups packed, moist almond pulp (leftover from making almond milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (easy as grinding down almonds!)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 organic apples, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup raw coconut butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the almond pulp, almond flour, flax and coconut flour.  Set aside.
  2. Place the apples in the food processor, and process until it resembles smooth apple sauce.
  3. Add the coconut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla.  Process until creamy.
  4. Add the almond pulp, almond flour, coconut flour and flax to the apple mixture and process until well blended.  Place back in bowl and chill for 1 hour.
  5. To roll the cookie batter out, use either teflex sheets or lay out wax paper.  Dust with coconut flour.
  6. Place the batter in the center of the teflex sheet or wax paper and place another one on top.  Using a rolling-pin, smooth the batter out 1/4 to 1/2″ thick.  Peel the top sheet off and with animal cookie cutters, cut out the shapes.
  7. Place on the mesh dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 110 degrees for 8 hours or until desired hardness.
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New Year’s Cleanse Smoothie

1 cup coconut water or spring water
1cup raspberries
1 banana
1/2 cup spinach or more 
1 tbsp ground flax
1 handful goji berries
1 handful raw cashews or 3 Tbsp nut butter
1 aloe stalk or 2 Tbsp of aloe gel
1 tbsp maca
1 tbsp lemon juice

Blend all in vitamix and let your body Thank you :)

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Super-Charged Wild Berry Smoothie~

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1 small *banana
1 cup wild *blueberries
1 handful of spinach
1/3 cup goji berries
1/3 cup coconut chunks
1 tbsp camu camu
1 tbsp bee pollen
1 1/4 cup sprouted almond milk (can use any kind)
* I used frozen

Blend all ingredients in blender & Enjoy!

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Mate-chaga-latte

1 cup hot brewed mate*
1.5 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp chaga
Dash Madagascar vanilla
Dash cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt
1/4 cup room temp sprouted almond milk

Blend all ingredients until thoroughly mixed. You can also change the ratio of ingredients to suit yourself!

*note that mate is a naturally occurring source of caffeine

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Raw ‘Egg’Nog

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2 cups sprouted almond milk (can use coconut or hemp)
2 thai young coconuts (the meat)
1 cup of the coconut water
8-10 pitted medjool dates
2 TBSP cashew butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
Dash sea salt & cardamom
*can add more coconut water if needed for blending

Blend all ingredients in vitamix and rejoice you will never have to go without egg-nog again!

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Raw Eggnog Truffles

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makes approximately 20Filling:
2 cups raw coconut butter
1/2 cup packed soft medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup water

1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp cacao butter, warmed to liquid
1/4 tsp butterscotch extractRaw Chocolate Coating:
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup raw coconut oil (liquified)
1/4 cup raw coconut nectar, agave, honey or maple syrup

In a high speed blender, blend the chocolate ingredients and pour 1/2 the mixture into bottom of chocolate mold. Stick mold in freezer and let set.

Blend all filling ingredients until smooth and creamy, adding more water if you need to. Using a pastry bag or a spoon (if your not shooting for perfection- as you can see I was not:)) and fill the center of each of the chocolate mold. Use the remaining chocolate and pour on top of each truffle. Let set in freezer until they can easily be removed from the molds.
Then, try to contain yourself- we ate all 987,324 in a day! So then I made some bars, and we ate all 462,317 of those!
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