This is a fast breakfast or snack that can be as simple as just apples… or make it a more filling and satisfying meal by including the additional ingredients listed below.
I used to think that apples had to be peeled and boiled before pureeing for applesauce… but was I wrong! This is an entirely raw recipe making it more nutrient-dense and quick to prepare in your food processor.
4 large apples; I particularly like organic Gala or any local variety, quartered and cored
2-3 dates, chopped; if really dry be sure to soak them ~10minutes, to avoid damaging your food processor
¼ cup pecans, raw
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
Pinch of salt, Himalayan or Celtic Sea
Squeeze of lemon, ~2tsp
Pinch of cinnamon
¼ - ½ tsp vanilla extract
Chopped pecans to garnish
Combine all in food processor; pulse to get things started and then keep it in ON position until desired consistency is met.
Let sit for 5 minutes so that the flaxseed can absorb the juice and thicken the sauce.
Garnish each bowl with some chopped pecans.
Flax: fibre, makes the dish more filling too
Lemon juice: prevents apples from oxidizing to brown
Salt: balances the sweet for better flavour enjoyment
When I first began making this dish I used 4-6 dates. Now that the 'sweet' in my diet comes more from fruits rather than refined sugars, I find that fewer dates are just as sweet.