Wow, how does some much time manage to pass between when I post? I haven’t even been out of town or anything. The only excuse I can muster is that any time I’ve gotten on the computer lately has been devoted to online drivers ed which I completed this morning. Whoo!! I will be getting my license very soon! :)
I have made many yummy things lately; I’d love to tell you about them all but that would be a bit much for one post. Today, I want to focus on something we all know and love: fruit.
As I mentioned in my last post, I made Katie’s Fudge Babies. I made the original recipe, but substituted cashews for walnuts and rolled them in a mix of cocoa powder and coconut. These were really good! Super simple to make, too. With the only ingredients being dates, nuts, cocoa powder, and vanilla, they are very healthy, too. I was amazed at how sweet they were without having any added sweetener. All in all, super yummy. I encourage you to try them! I didn’t take a picture but Katie’s has lots of Fudge Baby pictures and many other great recipes.
I made another fruity recipe recently courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie. This flavorful recipe was in the form of a pizzert. Not sure what that is? Head of to Katie’s blog to find out.
I made the blueberry pizzert and topped it with cashew butter and halved grapes to add even more fruity goodness. Yummo! (so what if yummo isn’t a word..neither is pizzert :))
Speaking of yummy things involving blueberry, in my last post I mentioned something about blueberry muffins. You see, the other morning I woke up and upon walking into the kitchen I was greeted by fresh baked blueberry muffins courtesy of my wonderful mother. As appealing as they were, I decided I better make myself something else as surely these muffins were surely loaded with lots of white flour and sugar. My mom soon informed me that she had “cleaned up” the muffins. She substituted whole wheat flour for regular flour, used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil, and because of the natural sweetness of the applesauce she was able to use 1/4 cup of raw cane sugar instead of the 1/2 cup regular sugar the recipe called for. My mom and I both really enjoyed these. My brother said he didn’t think they were that great; of course, he said this after consuming 2 and learning that they were healthy….besides what does he know?
Here the recipe.
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour + I Tbs Gluten (the gluten probably isn’t necessary if whole wheat pastry flour is used)
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg slightly beaten
1 Cup blueberries
We also both enjoyed small Razz Attack Smoothies (raspberries, strawberries, strawberry-kiwi juice, fat-free vanilla yogurt). These were super tasty too! The total for my order was $7.55, not bad for a wrap and smoothie. My only complaint is that they asked if I wanted a white or wheat tortilla for my wrap and naturally I said wheat. The tortilla of the wrap they gave me looked pretty white. All in all, I really enjoyed this place and can’t wait to go back. I’m thinking next time I”ll order a Go-Go Veggie Wrap (tofu, blue cheese, tomato, onion, sprouts, black olives, cucumber, spinach, balsamic vinaigrette). I highly recommend Froots! Check their website for locations near you!
All this time dedicated to fruit, I think our wonderful vegetable friends are feeling a bit deprived! My next post will feature some much needed vegetable appreciation! Check back soon.
Thanks for reading,
Question of the day: What is your favorite recipe involving fruit?