May 29, 2012
We got all the ingredients out and put it on the table. She started by peeling the bananas and putting them in the Vita-Mix along with pitted Medjool dates (but I had to pit them because heaven forbid SHE get her fingers sticky. Oy-vey! Then came the cashews and my words to her were, "Cashews have protein in them." She paused and said, "Protein is healthy for us. Bananas and dates are healthy, too." I responded with, "Yes! Everything we are putting into these cookies is healthy!" She paused. Her mind was wrapping itself around these words and THEN came the "aha" moment. "Then we can eat these cookies for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!" My thoughts exactly! ;) Enjoy!
Banana-Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
2 medium bananas
4 medjool dates (pitted)
2 tbsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp coconut oil (extra virgin/cold pressed)
1/3 cup raw cashews
1/2 plus 1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp. organic vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Place all of these ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. In a bowl mix 2 cups gluten free raw rolled oats and 1/2 cup raisins. Pour dough over oats and raisins and mix until combined. Form your cookies with a spoon and a scoop to place onto dehydrator trays. Press down gently to make them a little flatter. Dehydrate 2 hours on 110 degrees. Flip cookies over and dehydrate another 2 hours.
May 7, 2012
Just a spoonful of honey helps the super food - go down! If only Julie Andrews were here....I would help her rewrite those lines in one of the most famous songs from Mary Poppins. Can you imagine the global effect that would have by now? It's never too late, right?