Apple season is coming to a close in Canada so get them now as this is when they are at their best. I got a huge bag of orchard apples from my mom after thanksgiving and I burnt through them quickly by mashing them up into my raw, super applesauce recipe. This is a nutritious snack to help curb that sweet tooth or use this to recharge after crushing a bruising workout at the gym.
- 2 medjool dates (pitted & soaked for 30min)
- 2 large apples (peeled and cored)
- 1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maca root powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and combine until smooth-ish.
This will stay good in your fridge for 3-5 days – if you can keep it around that long.
For those not familiar with maca, it is a root vegetable native to Peru that grows 1000’s of meters above sea level. Pretty awesome! It has a light, nutty flavor and when incorporating it into the diet, I recommend starting with small amounts – try 1 small tsp in your morning smoothie or here in my super applesauce recipe. Maca is one of those rare foods that you can consider to be both super and adaptogenic. What I mean by this, is that it comes packed with vitamins, minerals and other plant nutrients to help revitalize the body. Moreover, maca also works its magic on our hormones by either boosting or down-regulating them. This is a great add-on to a healthy diet or for people struggling with sexual dysfunction or woman trying to manage menopause.