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You all know quite well that I am a sucker for a good smoothie, the endless possibilities have me obsessed. I'm always trying to come up with new and different ways to combine ingredients to make delicious creations, honestly it's not that hard.
As much as I love smoothies there are also times when I need something crunchy I can actually chew on without drifting too far away from the simplicity of smoothie making.
While daydreaming of the different possibilities, I came up with delicious bowl of Persimmon Apple Chunks with Raw Kale Banana Sauce.
It's a great recipe to have handy, it only takes 5 minutes to put together which means it's super morning friendly, and it's very light and nutrient packed, it will get you going first thing in the morning without making you feel sluggish.
Smoothie sauces are a great way to incorporate green leafy vegetables to your breakfast.
Have you ever heard anyone say I am really craving some lettuce and kale for breakfast today?
I haven't either!
Kale in particular has a very strong flavour that a lot of people don't really fancy but it's crazy healthy. For them and especially kids this is the perfect way to sneak in some veggies in the morning, you'll be turning them into something tasty and fun to eat.
For this recipe we're using chopped apples and persimmons to have a crunchy base, and for the sauce, I didn't want it to be too sweet so it would balance out the sweetness from fruit so we are just trowing in the blender bananas, they are great when frozen, it will thicken the sauce a bit, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and a cup of raw kale.
This is a raw vegan recipe, I really like having this added feature in my diet whenever I possible can. When we avoid cooking food we preserve enzymes, vitamins and minerals that otherwise would be partly destroyed, this components are necessary for good health and quickly reflect in how we feel.
It's been shown that people who adopt a raw vegan diet have an increase in energy levels, their skin appearance improves, it’s easier for them to loose excess weight, their digestion is improved, and a lot of diseases are significantly reduced such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Like everything related to our food, there are certain considerations one must have when adopting a raw diet. First of all make sure you are getting a well rounded diet and do not leave any essentials out:
Also, make sure you always wash your food thoroughly being extra cautious with things like berries, sprouts, lettuce, spring onions; and aim to consume organic locally grown food to avoid having nasty toxins that won't go away.
So if you want to get the most out of your food try incorporating raw meals like this one into your diet, you don't have to dive all in, maybe do a raw day a week and let us know how you feel!
For the sauce
For the fruit
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 251||From Fat 57|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||9.77%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5.04%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 43g||14.49%|
|Dietry Fiber 9g||36.73%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 2248.4IU||44.97%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.36mg||18.21%|
|Vitamin C 24.71mg||41.18%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 1.14mg||3.78%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 61.09µg||76.36%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.31mg||3.1%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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