May 5 2015

Munchy Mix – Dried Fruit and Nut Mix

Fruita nd nut mix

An unusual and enjoyable mix of dried fruits and nuts that can be made in advance ready for use. This mix is ideal as a healthy snack or trail mix when at home or on the move. It can also be used in cakes and cookies or added to granola and other cereals.

Store the fruit and nut mix in a sealed container or jar and it will last for several months at least.

 Munchy Mix

You do not have to have exact cup measures to make the mix. Any container is fine as long as you use the same one throughout.

1/2 cup of dried pineapple, torn into pieces if required
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of dried papaya pieces
1/2 cup of dried apricot pieces
1/4 cup of whole almonds
1/4 cup of cashews

1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well to combine.

2. Pour the mix into a suitable container and seal.

You can also label the container so you know what is inside and with an ingredients list if desired.

 

March 31 2015

Beetroot, Pineapple and Carrot Juice Recipe

Beetroot, carrot and pineapple juice

Beetroot, Carrot and Pineapple Juice

Makes approximately 1500ml of juice.

4 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 large carrots
2 medium beetroot

1. Chop the carrots and beetroots into chunks.

2. Blend in a high powdered blender until smooth.

 

Alternatively the ingredients can be juiced but the finished produce will not have the same nutrient and fibre content due to the loss of the pulp.

I prefer to make my juice and smoothies in batches but feel free to scale down the recipe to suit your needs. To make a thinner finished juice more pineapple juice or water can be added. This can be done before blending or it can be added afterwards. If you are unsure how much extra to add in order to get the consistency you wish, add small amounts at a time after blending the ingredients. This method will help to ensure you do not end up adding too much. Keep a note of any extra fluid added to make the process easier in future.