Nutrient-Rich Springtime Treats
From Dr. Fuhrman's book Disease Proof Your Child:
Apple Pecan Pudding
6 peeled and cored apples, dried
2 cups soy milk
2 cups pecans
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 medjool dates
2 cups organic sun-dried apples
Soak dried apples in soy milk overnight. Blend with remaining ingredients in the morning and place in muffin pan or small ceramic ovenware bowls. Cook at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool in refrigerator before serving. Serves 3-6.
2 ripe bananas
1 cup cashew nuts
2 tablespoons carob powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend ingredients together in blender or food processor. Spoon out into ice pop tray and freeze. Rinse outside of popsicle outside of popsicle tray with hot water to pull the pops out of the tray easily. Serves 6-8.
Whipped Banana Freeze
2 peeled frozen bananas (one per person)
frozen strawberries or blueberries (optional)
¼ cup unsweetened soy milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed per person
1 tablespoon of crushed walnuts per person
Cut up the frozen fruit in small pieces. Put the soy milk, bananas, and vanilla into a blender, or food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle ground flax or crushed walnuts on top. Serves 2-3.