Day #18 The first 100 days: A journey to health and wellness

Day 18th

We mentioned a few days ago, we are experimenting with some healthy recipes. Here are a few that we love:

Apple and Cinnamon cookies (DELICOUS)

Adapted from RAWvolution

2 pounds apples, cored and peeled (5-6 apples such as Fuji or Gala)

 ½ -1 cup agave nectar (adjust sugar to taste)

 1¾ cup soaked almonds, ground in food processor

 ½ – 1 cup of chopped dates (recipe calls for raisins but we didn’t have any.)

 ¼ cup cinnamon

In a food processor, slice half the apples with the slicing disk. Transfer the sliced apples to a mixing bowl. Slice the remaining apples in the food processor with the shredding disk. Add the shredded apples to the mixing bowl.

Add the agave nectar, ground almond, raisins, and cinnamon to the bowl, mix well.

Press the mixture into about 20 round, flat cookies (about 3 inches thick) with your hands. Lay them on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate at 105F for 24 hours.

(If you do not have a dehydrator, you can put them in your oven on the lowest setting, approx. 200F for 3-4 hours.)

Cookies should be home-style, soft cookies, not crispy or hard.

 After making the cookies, there was about 1 cup of juices leftover. Instead of throwing it away we decided to try and make another dessert. We cooked quinoa and poured the juices over top and also added 1 diced apple, 1 diced pear and about 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. It was very good, but we agreed it tasted more like apple cinnamon oatmeal breakfast than a dessert. We Googled “apple quinoa breakfast” to find an actual recipe so that we can recreate it and also share with you.

 This was about as close as we could get:

 Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (serves 4)

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

2 medium apples, shredded

Bring the quinoa, almond milk, and applesauce to a boil in medium pot. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in apple pie spice, vanilla and salt. Pour into bowls and top with shredded apples and a drizzle of almond butter if desired.

 We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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