It’s so important obviously for parents and children to eat healthy whole organic foods. Eating raw foods (fruits and veggies) is challenging for busy families and as a mother to 3 boys, I know how challenging it is to get a vegetable in their mouth. Especially with children of divorce, two households, the children can eat one way at one house and another at the other, consistency is a challenge and as parents we need support in maintaining a high vibration and we need to continuously set a good example for our children. I love to discover desserts I know my children will eat, and often it involves fruit. Raw fruit recipes be they smoothies or desserts are a total success in my house. Veggie dishes, less so. However, little by little the key is that over time, the more you eat a healthy food (don’t force your kids to eat it) the more they will be willing to try it. Eventually they will adjust. It might be wise to invest in a raw food book with photos of dishes and let them pick one out and you can make it as a family.
I will share a delicious recipe I made last night, but please note, I don’t measure, so measurements are approximate:
A vita-mix is essential. A food processor is a plus. All ingredients are raw and uncooked.
Find a square or rectangular pan or glass dish, you will press the crust into the bottom and sides and then fill it with the filling and then place it in the freezer for a few hours to set, set time depends on the size of the dish and depth of the fruit bars.
About a cup and a half of macademia nuts
Dates – about 3
Coconut sugar – just enough to taste a little sweet
Dried Coconut – maybe a half cup
You could squeeze a little lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and also a little water or coconut water, just a touch to help it blend. I blended until it was partially blended, so it was still crunchy, then I press into into the pan and put in the freezer while I made the filling.
Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry (all frozen) About 2 cups or maybe a bit more
1 pomegranate ~ seeds
coconut sugar ~ not too much, maybe 1-2T
Meat of one coconut
Coconut butter – about a half cup (this is what was used to thicken it)
Lemon juice – about half a lemon juiced
Coconut water ~ just enough so the mixture blends. Add more water to thin it. Add more fruit or coconut butter to thicken it. It should be thick enough so it will set. If it’s too runny, it won’t set.
(Here you could add lucuma, maca, cacao, other fruits, anything you wish really, soy lecithin is also good to help thicken and create a better texture.)
Blend and pour into crust and set for about 2 hours in the freezer. I keep mine in the freezer and take it out to thaw a bit to serve when soft. Kids will love this dish! Parents too of course!
Raw foods will bring more light into your body and in time the whole family is happier. It’s amazing what happens when you get the nutrition you need and the energy from live foods.