Here is a recipe I am taking to work tomorrow for our pre-Thanksgiving luncheon. I don’t know how I will compete with home-made flan, but I will try. 🙂 This is a raw, living dessert, so no fire is required–just a little time. I promise it’s worth it and you won’t even have to feel guilty about having dessert! Make this for your Thanksgiving feast and feel good about contributing something sweet, healthy and conscious.
Living foods have all their natural enzymes intact because they have not been cooked away by heating anything. This means that your body doesn’t have to work hard to figure out how to process these foods and you’re getting all the nutrients that are naturally found in them. Remember, when we cook foods, up to 60% of the nutrients are destroyed, leaving your food less nutritious and less capable of serving you. The apple crisp contains apples which provide vitamin C, fiber, and are an anti-cancer food, and nuts, which contain healthy fats, fiber, omega-3’s and can protect your heart!
For the filling:
5 organic apples (I used Gala, but use your fave!) sliced very thinly
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 tbsp. Saigon cinnamon
1/8-1/4 cup raw agave nectar
For the crumble topping:
1 cup each of your favorite raw nuts (I used 1 cup cashews and 1 cup almonds)
1/2 cup dates (soaked in warm water for 10 min), remove pits
1 tsp. vanilla or 1/4 of a vanilla bean
1 tsp. Saigon cinnamon
Slice the apples thinly and place in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the apples, along with the agave and cinnamon. Mix gently until all the apples are coated. Allow this to marinate for 1-2 hours in the fridge.
For the topping, start by processing the nuts and mix until finely ground. Next, add the vanilla, dates and cinnamon and process until mixed thoroughly.
After 1-2 hours, take the apples out of the fridge and remove from bowl, leaving liquid behind. Pile into a pie dish and crumble the nut mixture over the top of the apples. Garnish with fresh apple slices and cinnamon if you’d like.
Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving!
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