Apple Fall Recipes

Awesome Apple Recipes

I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends.  These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them.  My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie!  If anything try this recipe!

Click the video below for the recipes.  You can also find the recipes further down this post.

Toffee Apple Smoothie

2x chopped apples

2-4 x medjool dates

3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)

Dash of maple syrup

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Add in a little extra milk if necessary.  Share with family and friends!

Apple Recipes

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Oh these are so delicious!  Be warned they are addictive! 😉

Apple Slices (seeds removed)

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit

Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above).  Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice.  Serve like mini apple sandwiches!  These make great after school snacks.

Overnight Apple Oats

I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.

1 x apple

Organic Oats

Hemp Milk

Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)

Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)

Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl.  I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge.  Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk.  I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up. 

In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven.  I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!

Apple Turnovers

These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks.  My kids had these all week!

Ready to roll puff pastry

Chopped Apples

Cinnamon

Allspice

Caster Sugar

Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll.  You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely!  Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar.  Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges.  Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve!  😀

If you enjoyed these recipes please check out my youtube channel for more recipes, holistic health tips and ideas.

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Beetroot Juice

I made a really simple organic beetroot juice this morning!  It was divine!  This was a great choice for me to drink before my Step Aerobics, I felt so strong and energetic after this powerful antioxidant packed juice!

(I did share this massive glass with the kids)  😉

Ingredients:

4 Beetroots

1 whole pack of celery

2 lemons

2 large pieces of tumeric root

4 carrots

4 apples

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Chop all the pieces and put through the juicer, it sometimes helps to add the softer items with the hard.  Drink immediately or store in a tightly sealed jar.  Check out some of the awesome ingredients below.

Tumeric is a powerful ingredient and is thought to be a great anti inflammatory.  You can purchase it in powder format but if your juicing it I would recommend getting the fresh root.  I’ve included some links for the powder and the root format, you can use both in smoothies but I would personally recommend the fresh for juicing.  You can also juice with a little pineapple to create an awesome tumeric shot! 😀

Tumeric Roots

 
FRESH TURMERIC ROOTS 250g

Tumeric Powder

 
Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Turmeric Powder 500g

Beetroot is also thought to help the body in a variety of ways during exercise.  I have included a link to a good blog post I have read for some further research you may wish to read.  https://www.endurancesportsnutritionist.co.uk/blog/using-beetroot-juice-to-boost-endurance-sports-performance/

If you have any questions or would like some help please drop me a line angiecadie45@hotmail.com or use the contact form on this website.

Love and Beetroots!

xx Angie xx

 

 


Matcha & Chai Seed Power Milk


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Matcha power morning milk drink!

If you want something powerful to replace the morning coffee this it! 😊

Click on the image for more details of the matcha I have used, there are many brands.Check out the matcha stats below…an amazing nutritious drink to have first thing…
FINEST ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA | Japanese matcha tea | Finest vibrant green powder | Super Premium Ceremonial Grade | Organic | Natural & Vegan | Tea Masters choice.

I started on 1/2 a tsp as I have not used it in a while and will work myself up to 1 heaped teaspoon, I would recommend starting small, maybe even 1/4 tsp as you don’t want to overdose on the detoxifying qualities of certain super foods.

So I blended 1/2tsp of matcha powder into a blender of almond milk and two tbsp of chia seeds…you can also just blend the matcha with the milk and skip the seeds but I needed a little extra energy in my morning drink and I was out of everything else.   You could also add a couple of extra dates for sweetness if you don’t like the strong green tea taste!

I swear I always feel a boost in my energy after a matcha drink, there’s something amazing about this super food and I hope to post a few more matcha recipes in the future.  Be careful to purchase a high quality blend though, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to match, Ive done a little research and the best one I have used was a ‘Tea pigs’ one and you can check it out by clicking the tea pigs image below for that but the one I have in the picture is by kineta, it’s the first time I’ve used this particular brand but I’ve felt the energy results from taking it.


Green Juice ingredients

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A quick pic of all the ingredients I used for some green juice, there’s a whole bag of curly green kale, one whole cucumber, four whole apples, and not pictured were two packs of cranberries and a whole lemon.

Chop everything up and pop in the juicer and it makes five small glasses or a few large ones.

I use a juicer similar to the one in the picture, a cold press juicer so no nutrition is destroyed in the making.  Click the link to view this one and others similar.

Some ingredient information from online sources –

Kale – http://www.foodmatters.com/article/17-fun-facts-about-kale

Cranberries – http://www.thatsitfruit.com/buzz/10-interesting-facts-about-cranberries/

Lemons – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html

Cucumber – http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=42


First youtube video

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Ok so I did my first ever you tube video today, I seriously had loads of fun creating it…its not very interesting, I was really just trying all of my equipment out which is pretty pants!

I need a new camera, microphone, new mac to cope with some new video editing software and some video ideas.  It was great fun though and I laughed so much making it and editing it…the video quality is pretty pants but I will work on that for the next time, also my nail polish is super awful but I’ll get that sorted for next time!

Ok be kind people!  lots of love xxx


Fresh green apple juice

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I was lucky enough to get two massive bags of green apples from a family member this year and before I made jam and pies I wanted to make some delicious fresh apple juice.

I chopped and put through about eight apples into the juicer.  You could use more or less but I had two adults and three young kids to feed.  I also added some ginger and lemon for a boost against some coughs and colds in the house just now and four sticks of cavolo Nero kale torn fresh out of the garden plot.

A delicious boost of seasonal nourishment before school and so easy to make.


Christmas apple & blackberry gin

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Christmas booze!  I don’t really drink alcohol anymore but I have guests to feed and water at Christmas time so I made this with the berries I foraged for the other day.  When purchasing the gin don’t go and purchase the best one you can find, seriously the cheapest bottle is perfect for this recipe.  In fact I was told the cheaper the better!  If your not an alcoholic drinker then you could also whizz it up into some fizzy sparkling water and serve.

Blackberries (Brambles) 3 or 4 handfuls

Apples chopped

Gin

Kilner Bottle

The blackberries were popped into a bowl and I added chopped apples of the same quantity, not weight quantity but equal visual quantity, a good two cups of sugar or more if you want it sweeter and squeezed it all into a kilner bottle which had been sterilised in a low heated oven for 30mins.  Pop it into the cupboard for three months or longer, shaking gently everyday for 1 month to help the sugar dissolve and then strain and enjoy in time for Christmas.  Obviously it might land on a different time of the year but I am making my gin at the end of September.  Here’s a good link to purchase 4 kilner bottles at a very reasonable price.  Shop around as supermarkets or high street stores always charge top dollar for these items.

Click on the image to purchase a similar kilner bottle.

Natural Coconut Water

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Natural coconut water is so simple and so refreshing.  Fill up a sports flask with coconut water and half water for pre or post workout drink, also a great drink for the summer garden.  Its Autumn here just now though and I’m drinking my coconuts indoors before I move onto hot cacao drinks mmmm…

Coconut water is a great natural electrolyte, and it contains high amounts of potassium. It is also lower in carbohydrates — It only contains about 4.5% carbohydrates, whereas typical sports drinks can contain a 6%-8% carbohydrate concentration. (Dr. Axe)

My son drank two of these after school the other day, they are expensive fresh and I cant keep up with that demand ha ha!  You can buy a good high quality coconut water from the supermarket but most of them are heat processed and I try to avoid pasturised drinks where possible, simply because pasturisation in most cases = high heat which in turn destroys some of the nutrition (not all of the nutrition though), they are still beneficial to your health in some aspects though. Coconuts are not always easy to obtain fresh though and if I cant get them fresh the pasturised stuff is second best.

Also a great addition to smoothies and deserts, some raw desserts use coconut water in the blending processes.

Here are some additional facts in the links below.

https://www.davidwolfe.com/how-coconut-water-can-help-your-body/

If you are looking to purchase coconuts in bulk, which is possible via mail, then you can purchase them in a 6 or 12 pack by clicking on the image below.  If your not using many though I would purchase a 6, I have purchased a 36!! before and they all went off before i got through half of them.

Click on the image to order coconuts

 


Lemon Vit C Boost

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“The juice of a fresh-squeezed lemon in water has many medicinal values, as well as its benefits for cleansing the body, stimulating the liver, and improving digestion and elimination” http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com

Drinking lemon water is a great way to start the day!  Its a great source of Vitamin C for your body and lemons are also known for their detoxing and alkalising health benefits.  Below are some links to some articles I found online about the benefits of lemon water.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/111175-benefits-lemon-water/

http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water.html

I personally try to drink this 3-5 times a week, but I have a very busy kitchen in the morning with kids running around looking for food and we have smoothies and juices being made left, right and centre so I drink it when I can.  It really doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare and you can have it with hot water or with cold.  If its the colder months I prefer to have warm water.  After a glass of water or the lemon water above a smoothie is the next important breakfast step for us.  The kids usually have a  glass of water, or lemon water, a smoothie and some homemade bread or muffins.  Then additional fruit if we can squeeze it in.  We’re not perfect by any means but we try to get those super foods into them as much as possible.

Click on the link below for the smoothie glasses that I use for my vitamin waters, smoothies and frozen puddings.  They are fab and can also be recycled once the use is finished which is important for me.  The kids love the ones with the straws.
Click on the image above for mason jars

Cavolo Nero

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Cavolo nero (black Tuscan kale) – I love it! 😍

This bad boy is packed full of goodness, here’s a wee link to the honestly healthy blog where they list the benefits of this beautiful vegetable.  I think it looks so pretty with the orange flowers in background.  I’m amazed I grew this at all, my previous attempts at growing vegetables have not been very fruitful.  I tend to juice this mostly with apples, it’s amazing! 😊

kale foodie info