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Raw Blueberry Bars

26 Jun

A Raw Blueberry Bar

Thinking about really nutritious, fresh, un-processed, Raw Pop Tarts or Raw Cereal Bars or Raw Fig Newtons?  Either for breakfast, a snack or a dessert, this is it! This truly healthy recipe is very easy, simple and the family will love it.  Blueberries are now in season and tastes fantastic with vanilla, coconut, lemon and maple syrup!

Raw Pastry

Grind into a fine flour with a Vitamix or Coffee grinder:

1 cup sprouted and dehyrated soft wheat berries*

* Alternatives: sprouted and dehydrated oat groats (or simply grind rolled oats if this is easier), soaked, rinsed and drained nuts (make sure they are dry thoroughly – I usually store them in the fridge for a few hours in a sieve after rinsing them)

Place in a bowl and add:

1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (without alcohol)
1 tbspn extra virgin coconut oil
2 – 3 tbspns maple syrup, according to taste

Mix together.  Flatten with the palm of your hands or a roller on a flat surface. Refrigerate or freeze until hard.  Carefully separate pastry from surface.  Cut into long strips and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Blueberry Jam

Mix together in a food processor:

1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional but brings out the taste of sweet blueberries)
1/4 cup dates, soak if required
1 cup fresh blueberries*

*Alternatives: You can use your choice  of seasonal fruits here, like strawberries, figs, etc.

To Serve A La Minute

Place pastry strips on a flat surface.  Top half of each strip with blueberry jam and fold the other half on top to form a type of sandwich.  Serve immediately.

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Figs and Arugula Salad

19 Jun

Figs and Arugula Salad

I would think Figs, Cherry Tomatos and Avocados would entice my son to the salad tonight, but he exclaimed “No more salads!  Only Green Smoothies for me!”  So, while our son finished his organic Peach and Spinach Smoothie, my hubby and I got to enjoy this all to ourselves.  Sometimes, I am kind of glad when there are extras for me!  This was delicious!

Sweet Balsamic Dressing

Mix all together:

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbspn balsamic vinegar

3 tbspns extra virgin olive oil

Salad

Place in a platter:

5 oz arugula

handful of quartered figs (you can also substitute with peaches)

handful of halved cherry tomatoes

an avocado, sliced

Drizzle dressing on salad.  Enjoy!