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Friday
May222009

Long-Living Lucuma

Including Lucuma in your diet satisfies your sweet tooth while offering your body super-nutrition! Lucuma is an exotic super fruit from Peru which is prepared in powder-form. The lucuma tree has been known to live longer than 500 years and still produce fruit! 

Lucuma’s subtly sweet flavor has hints of maple, cashews, and vanilla cake batter and combines wonderfully with almost any dish! Why you should like Lucuma beyond the flavor? it contains carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, including high concentrations of beta-carotene, vitamin B3, and iron!

You can enjoy Lucuma in our Vanilla Hazelnut chocolate bar and buy your own Lucuma powder in our organic Bulk Ingredients store!

 

And now for the recipe you were born to make: Russian Raw Cakes

(Thanks to Shannon at rawdorable.blogspot.com)

 

1 cup cashews

1/4 cup coconut, ground into flour

1/4 cup oats, ground into flour (not raw, but nobody's perfect)

1 Tbsp. lucuma powder

1 Tbsp. mesquite powder

1/2 cup dates, soaked briefly

agave nectar, to taste (I'm not really sure if I added it or not)

1 tsp. vanilla

dash of sea salt

*chopped walnuts

*a mixture of lucuma powder and coconut flour for rolling

Friday
May222009

Yes to Yacon

Yacon root powder is a distant relative of the sunflower. It is commonly grown and eaten from Colombia to northwest Argentina. It contains minerals such as potassium as well as antioxidants.

When you try it, you’ll notice it is good for digestion and stimulates positive colon health. It feeds friendly bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidus, and also helps with the absorption of calcium and vitamins.

The sugar in yacon cannot be absorbed through the intestines, which means that this food is naturally low-calorie although it is pleasingly sweet.

We’re nearing the end of May here, so check out this Raw ice cream recipe! If you don’t have an ice cream maker, no fear, the freezer will do! (thanks to justsayingno.com)

 

2 super ripe Haas avocadoes

1 (5.5 oz.) can coconut milk

3 tablespoons yacon powder

pinch sea salt

juice of half a lime

food processor

 

In a processor, combine avocados, coconut milk, lime juice, yacon powder, and salt. Puree until smooth. Taste mixture and adjust to your liking.
 Turn your puree into your preferred container with lid, cover and freeze for two hours. Uncover and, using a fork, stir your puree and break up all ice crystals. Cover and return to freezer for another hour. Do the “remove, stir and freeze for one hour” method twice more, cover and freeze overnight.

Makes about 2-3 cups

Let the ice cream sit out on the counter a few minutes before scooping

 

Try the yacon root powder for yourself in our organic Bulk Ingredients store!