Kids Gone Raw

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

3 Halloween Treats from Girl Gone Raw

Pumpkin Bites
makes about 12 pumpkin bites
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs of goji berries, soaked 10-15 minutes on water
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 1/2 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave, honey or maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients together in a food processor & blend until a doughy mixture forms.  Shape into balls. 
pumpkin features:
2 Tbs raisins
fresh herb stems cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Flatten raisins with your finger & then cut into quarters to create the eyes.  Cut raisins in half to create the mouths.  Gently press features into pumpkin bites.  Cut herb stems into pieces & stick in the top of your pumpkins.  Place pumpkins in fridge to firm up.  ENJOY!

Ice Cream Sand-Witch Hats
makes about ice cream 12 sand-witch hats
ice cream:
3 bananas, peeled, broken into pieces & frozen
1 cup of spinach, chopped
2 Tbs of raw coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
1-2 Tbs water
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or a food processor & blend until a soft serve ice cream consistency is achieved.  If you are using the food processor, you may have to scrape it down a few times & add a little more water.  Place "ice cream" in a bowl & place in freezer for 1-2 hours to harden a little more.  

1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
3 Tbs of carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
Place ingredients in a food processor & blend until a dough forms.  Sprinkle some almond flour down on a cutting board & roll dough out to 1/4 inch thinkness.  Cut into triangles & then shape each triangle into a witch hat by hand.  

Remove "ice cream" from freezer & scoop a little out onto a witch hat cookie.  Form the ice cream to the shape of the hat, about 1/2-1 inch high, with your hands & then top with another witch hat cookie.  Repeat until you have finished all of the witch hats.  Freeze sand-witches for an hour or 2 before eating.  Yummmmmmmm!

Worms & Dirt Pudding
2 apples or pears, shredded
1/2 lemon, juiced
Use the shredding disc from the food processor to quickly shred the fruit & then place it in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon over the shredded fruit & set aside.

1 banana
1 avocado
1/2 cup of almond milk (or simply add 1/4 cup of almonds & 1/2 cup of water)
3 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
3 Tbs carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor & blend until smooth & creamy.  Mix pudding in with the "worms"  & eat up! Store in fridge.

Dempsey Challenge 2011

We were set up at the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston making rawsome SUPER HERO smoothies & rawkin' applesauce in the KidZone on Oct 8th & 9th & we had so much fun!  It was great to connect with Dempsey Challenge participants & their families over a celebration of healthy living through nutrition & physical activity.

The rawsome snack shack was a big hit!  There were lots of adorable green smoothie mustaches going on & lots of smiles over the apple sauce.
The Dempsey Challenge is an INCREDIBLE event!  WOW ... it is so organized & thoughtfully put together & the staff & volunteers were out-of-this-world!  We were in awe of all that happened here & grateful to have been a part of the festivities!  THANK YOU!

Click HERE to see more photos from the weekend.