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Raw ginger apple crisp with salted caramel sauce

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I really want to find some deserts for my family and I that aren’t so heavy and fatty so this one works out great. I use to love this as a kid but of course the one my mom made was not as healthy as this version! I just got nominated for a Leibster award by Heather from gluten-free cat! I will post all of my answers and questions for 5 bloggers that I will nominate in tomorrows post. Tomorrow I will also post the recipe for my strawberry white chocolate ice cream cake-stay tuned these are extremely delish!

Raw ginger apple crisp with salted caramel

The apples:

6 apples peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon cinnamon

3 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

15-20 drops stevia

2 tablespoons water

The crisp:

1 1/2 cups ground pecans

3/4 cup ground flax seeds

3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

30 drops stevia

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

pinch of sea salt to taste

Salted caramel sauce

Blend/process:

20 soaked medjool dates

1 teaspoon sea salt (you may want to do little at a time so you don’t over salt it)

4 tablespoons ground cashews

2 tablespoons honey or maple

2 teaspoons sunbutter (almond butter would probably work too)

2 tablespoons coconut milk

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 cup water

* Put the sliced apples in the dehydrator

* Mix up the crisp ingredients and break off small chunks on the dehydrator tray so they will be slightly dry and crumbly.

* Dehydrate ingredients for about 3 hours  then remove and mix the apples with the liquid apple ingredients and place in 8×8 dish

* Put the crisp crumbles over the top of the apples and you can serve immediately or put in the refrigerator and let the ingredients meld together for another 1-2 hours .

* Pour some warm salted caramel drizzle over the top and/or coconut whip cream and serve!

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Pomegranate macadamia raw cheese cake

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Pomegranates are great for your heart health and have been proven to lower blood pressure among the many benefits. They are also delicious and add beautiful vibrant color to any dish. This cheese cake has been in my head to make for a while and I am loving the combination of pomegranates and macadamia nut.  This recipe is for a 4″ mini cheese cake, just enough for 4 people. And yes we did have this for breakfast! Raw deserts make great breakfasts (as long as there is a protein source) especially in the spring/summer!

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Raw pomegranate macadamia cheese cake

3/4 cup macadamia nuts soaked

3/4 cup cashews soaked

1 tablespoon coconut cream

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup pomegranate juice (freshly juiced)

2 tablespoons fresh beet juice (for color)

4 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon melted cocoa butter

15 drops stevia

2 tablespoons raw honey (or maple)

pinch of sea salt

For the crust:

1/2 cup ground cashews

1/4 cup ground blanched almonds (I buy the slivered almonds in bulk)

2 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

pinch of sea salt

* Make the the crust and form to the bottom of a 4″ spring form pan.

* Process/blend the cheese cake ingredients together until smooth.

* Pour mixture into the spring form pan and refrigerate over night to set.

* Top with fresh pomegranate seeds and/or chopped macadamia nuts and serve! Makes 4 servings

You can also see this recipe here with many other great recipes http://dietdessertndogs.com/2013/05/30/wellness-weekend-may-30-june-3-2013


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Raspberry lime ice cream (dairy free)

 

 

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It was a perfect 64 degree day here in the northwest which means summer is near. Im not sure how it goes from snowing to mid 60’s within a week but I’ll take it. Here is a raspberry lime ice cream to kick off the spring. Have a fabulous Easter everyone!

Raspberry lime ice cream (vegan)

Put ingredients in blender:

2 cups raspberries

2 bananas

1 large avocado

1 can full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup honey

4 tablespoons lime juice

3 teaspoons lime zest

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 packets stevia sweetner

Pour into ice cream maker. You can serve immediately if you like it slightly soft or put in the freezer for another hour or more for firmer ice cream.


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Raw Raspberry pudding

This is a healthy yummy treat for the family! I am loving raspberries lately. They are high in vitamin C and not overly sweet.

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1 avocado

2 soaked dates

1 cup of coconut milk( or just enough to blend the ingredients)

a few drops of vanilla stevia to taste

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