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Melon Cake (not a cake; a smoothie!)

Published January 9, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

I don’t know how I’ve done it, but I seem to have created a green smoothie that tastes a bit like a cake! (Well actually, I do… it’s like this:)

Melon Cake

Make approx 2 pints (depending on amount of water used)

Equipment: Blender, nut milk bag, bowl

Ingredients:

1/2 Honeydew melon

3 handfuls baby spinach leaves

1 banana

1 tsp lucuma powder

1tsp coconut oil (solid)

Water to blend (or coconut water)

Method

Blend the melon and coconut in just enough water to blend smoothly (you may not need water if you have a high-speed blender – I don’t, but water stops the smoothie being to strong. Go with your taste)The coconut will emulsify with the water, making the smoothie look milky.

Add the spinach and lucuma powder and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and strain into a bowl.

Rinse the blender and pour the juice back in.

Add the banana and blend smooth.

Enjoy you cake! =)

Now, that’s going to bead my winter baked food cravings!

If you don’t have any Lucuma, try a dash of maple syrup!)

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Tropical Bug Buster

Published November 1, 2011 by Polana Fowdrey

I have nearly had a cold for 2 days now and frankly, I’m fed up with it.

One of the benefits of being healthy and having a good immune system is that I don’t get ill very often. I do pick up viruses, but usually shift them within a few hours. Two days is too long for me to feel “not-quite-right.” Yes, I know, I’m a prima donna!

Anyway, my impatience got the better of me and I made this today:

Blend the following:

1 litre water kefir (drain out the grains and use them again!)

1 banana

1 inch slice of pineapple, chopped

1/2 mango

1 kiwi fruit

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp baobab

2 zinc tablets, crushed

Make a jug full. Drink as required.

I would have liked to put a teaspoon of local honey in this, but I don’t have any…=)

I’m drinking it now and I feel better already. I can assure you I won’t be putting up with an “almost cold” tomorrow!

What’s in the Cupboard?

Published July 31, 2011 by Polana Fowdrey

Well, not much at the moment – we really need to go shopping!
But I made these which, while not quite substantial enough for a meal, are sorting us out while we write our shopping list… and they are so yummy!

Cashew Brownies
a handful of cashews
a handful of dates
1 banana
2 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp carob powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp lucuma powder

Soak the cashews in a little water for an hour, then drain and chop in a blender. You don’t need a high speed blender as the cashews will be quite soft.
Mash the banana and mix all the ingredients together.
Roll the mixture into 12 small balls (tip: use wet hands and sort-of ‘shake’ them into shape rather than roll!) and place onto a teflon sheet on a dehydrator tray.
Bake in the dehydrator for 6-7 hours, turning them over half way.

Quick! Take a photo before they’re all gone! =)

To turn things over in a dehydrator:
* take the tray out of the dehydrator and place it on the kitchen-side.
* place a fresh dehydrator mesh sheet over the top of the product, then place a tray over the top.
* turn the whole thing over.
* remove the old tray and mesh.
* gently peel back the teflon sheet.
* put the new tray, together with turned product, back into the dehydrator.
The product will dry quicker without the teflon sheet because the air can circulate all round, so removing from the teflon sheet as soon as it is ‘peel-able’ ensures the quickest drying time.

Of course, if you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use a fan oven on fan-only, with the door open ajar.

 

 

Originally published on www.pollyskitchen.blogspot.com

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