Not really CADA

This variation of CADA (for those of you who are not familiar with it check out the original recipe here  ) was born on a morning where I discovered we where out of dates, dried apricots and I needed to come up with breakfast fast and there wasn’t too much left at the end of the week in the fridge.

I looked at some pretty ripe bananas  in the fruit bowl and thought this could work and low and behold this version of “not really” CADA was concocted!

You will need 

1 apple quartered (I used an organic granny smith in this one)

Small handful of coconut (be it shredded, flakes, dessicated)

(just make sure it’s organic to avoid the nasty preservative 220 which is linked to asthma and eczema and behavioural conditions!)

1 banana (ripe but not dead) roughly chopped in large ish pieces

Optional – handful of activated pepitas and sunflower seeds or any combination of activated nuts if tolerated (Do not use seeds or nuts if following Autoimmune Protocol   )

Method

Place all ingredients in Thermomix and on Turbo pulse once or twice till combined.

You can also do this in a blender/food processor you will just need to judge how long to process till it looks similar to the photos.

Serves 1 in our house but we are big eaters especially at breakfast.

Just double or triple the recipe to serve more if required.

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With all fruit /veggies you should serve it with some sort of fat so that the fat soluble vitamins are absorbed and you are getting the most out of your fruit & veggies

A sliced avocado is normally how we finish off this dish meeting the above requirement.

Good fats also keep you fuller longer therefore avoiding the 10am munchies many people have.

If you turbo or puree this to a finer consistency (without the seeds/nuts) and add the avocado to be processed at the same time this would make a very filling babies breakfast/snack that is full of beneficial fats from the coconut and avocado which is essential for brain development and the potassium, B vitamins (its the best fruit source of B6), carbohydrates and fibre from the banana and apples are an antioxidant powerhouse!

We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

In Health

Kat

Roasted Capsicum & Eggplant Dip

Always a winner in our house, especially with children that don’t like eggplant and capiscum in their natural state, serve with bread sticks, toasted mountain bread/lebanese bread or veggies such as carrots to dip with.

Roast Capsicum Dip

4 red capsicums cut in half and deseeded
1 small eggplant (optional) thickly sliced
1 clove of garlic
1 hot or mild chilli (optional – I used chilli flakes)
100g Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Grill or bake capsicum and eggplant in the oven at 200 deg for 20 mins. Remove their skins. (I find it easiest to put them in a glass bowl cover with gladwrap and let them sweat a bit)
Place garlic and chilli in TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6
Add capsicum, egg plant and oil and salt and cooked for 8 mins on speed 4 – 100 deg.

Dip

Fruit & Seed Bliss Balls

We are trying to eat more “raw” food as opposed to baked treats and these Bliss Balls certainly are a hit in our house. They keep best in the fridge and are very moreish so you have been warned!

Remember to use organic ingredients where available as they don’t contain nasty chemicals or preservatives like 220 which can be huge eczema and asthma irritants.

Fruit & Seed Bliss Balls

2 cups dried organic fruit (I used apricots & sultanas)
1 cup seeds of choice ( I used pepitas and sunflower seeds)
Organic desiccated coconut for rolling

1. Place fruit & seeds in TMX and grind on speed 9 for about 10 seconds

2. Remove mix and form balls using your hands

3. Roll in coconut and keep refrigerated (if you can stop yourself from eating them straight away!!)

No Thermomix – don’t worry pulsing in a food processor/blender can achieve the same results you will just need to keep an eye on them and stop when you think the mixture is processed enough.

These can be fruit & nut balls if you can do nuts or a mix of all three would be nice too.

You can use any dried fruit – dates, cranberries etc and even add some carob powder for a chocolate fix

 

Please note these are NOT AIP compliant

Fruit & Seed Bliss Balls