Antioxidant Treats

Make sure you keep your tastebuds happy with antioxidant treats. A healthy diet should never feel like a "deprived" diet. So treat yourself to a handful of fresh berries, indulge in a piece of truly healthy chocolate , grab yourself a bowlful of dried fruit

...or some organic super food snacks.

It's easy and rewarding to make your own antioxidant treats. Good to keep your kids sugar-free and treat your own body to raw antioxidant power without the immune blocking effect of additives.

*All recipes accommodate allergies: no soy, no dairy, no gluten but still 100% delicious.



apples are an antioxidant treat

Apple Treats

These treats are best when the apples are in season, ripe with the most antioxidant capacity. Apples are packed with lots of vitamin C to arm you against colds and flus. Mother nature has it all though out, so don’t be afraid to go apples! And what do they go best with? That’s right, cinnamon - another amazing antioxidant powerhouse.


Quick Apple-Cinammon Snack

• 1 sliced fresh apple

• 1 tbsp unpasteurized honey

• 1 tsp cinnamon

Place sliced apples on plate, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. For best results, use organic apples!


Fresh Apple Sauce

• 3 apples, peeled and chopped

• 3 tbsp unpasteurized honey

• 1-2 tsp cinnamon (depending on how you like it)

• 1 tsp lemon juice

• Enough water to blend to desired consistency (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. Store in jars in the fridge. This sauce is delicious served as a snack on its own, or poured onto cereal and desserts.


Dried Apples

• 5-10 apples (depending on the size)

Cut and core the apples, slicing them as thinly as possible. Lay out flat onto dehydrator trays, and dehydrate for at least 8 hours, until they are perfectly dry. They become sweet and sour, like candy! Store in jars and munch on as the perfect antioxidant treat.



Chocolate Treats

"Nine out of ten people like chocolate ...and the tenth person always lies."


Cacao is the best antioxidant food, hands down. Not only is it healthy for every part of you from your brain to your heart to your skin...but it is also delightfully irresistible!

Chocolate Sauce:

This simple raw chocolate sauce goes will with any fruit, dessert, or even just on your fingertips. Mix all these ingredients in a bowl until smooth:

• 7 tbsp of raw cacao powder (if it’s true strong for you, use half and half cacao/carob powder)

• 4 tbsp raw honey, yacon or agave syrup

• 1 tbsp coconut oil (use more if you like a creamier, thicker sauce)

• ¼ tsp salt (to heighten the flavour)

• 2-3 tbsp water (for desired consistency)

Banana Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

• 3-5 bananas

• 1 tbsp coconut oil

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• Chocolate sauce (see recipe above)

Chop the bananas and freeze for at least 3 hours (overnight is easy). Blend with vanilla and coconut oil in a food processor, until it becomes a whipped ice cream texture. Put in serving bowls and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

No-bake chocolate cookies

• 1 cup rolled oats

• ¾ cup almond butter (you can also try hazelnut, cashew, peanut or other butters to up the ORAC of your antioxidant treats.)

• ¼ cup raw honey, maple syrup, or preferred sweetener

• ¼ cup cacao powder

Mix all ingredients together. You can tweak it by adding more cacao if you like it chocolatier. This is a fun recipe to make with kids, getting sticky! You can mix it by hand and shape into cookies, then place them on waxed paper. Let cool in the refrigerator for a few hours, and then enjoy.

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sesame antioxidant treats

Sesame Snacks

Though sesame seeds might not be as popular as other antioxidant super foods, they pack a cancer-fighting punch.

Not only do they boost vitamin E and produce phytic acid (to help rid the body of heavy metals), but “sesamin” (the ingredient found in sesame oil) can inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors and lower cholesterol.

If you are uninspired by sesame snaps (I know I am), make your own quick and creative antioxidant treats.


Easy “Halva”

• 1 cup sesame seeds

• ½ cup almonds (soak them for a few hours to soften them if you like)

• ½ cup pumpkin seeds

• ½ cup tahini (a sesame paste)

• ¼ cup unpasteurized honey

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Portion out into small bowls and serve with a dessertspoon.


Hazelnut Sesame Balls

This recipes is an amazing taste explosion combining three antioxidant superstars: raw cacao, figs and hazelnuts.

• 2 cups hazelnuts

• ½ cup dried figs

• 10 dates

• 1/3 cup sesame seeds

• ¼ tsp Himalayan rock salt (use sea salt if you don’t have this on hand)

Process the hazelnuts in a food processor until they are broken but not powdered. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the mixture sticks together. Roll into small balls and eat as is, or dehydrate for 4 hours.


More Antioxidant Treats

Figs

Snack on figs - they are full of fiber and help with digestion issues. This super-high antioxidant treat boasts twice the calcium of milk, and are rich in other minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese). Dried figs are delicious on their own, or even covered in chocolate!

Try these other delectable (organic) dried fruits:


• Goji Berries

• Pineapple Pieces

• Mango Slices

• Incan Berries

• Mulberries


Spice infused honey

• 1 tbsp ground cloves

• 1 tsp cinammon

• Zest (rinds) of ½ orange

• 1 inch chunk of ginger, peeled and finely grated

• 1 cup of unpasteurized honey

Mix all ingredients and pour into a jar. This honey is great to accompany teas in the winter, as the spices warm and protect against cold and flu bacteria.


Asian Flavoured Kale Chips

• 2 bunches of kale

• 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil or tahini

• 1 tbsp Braggs liquid aminos, organic soy sauce or Miso

• 1 tbsp honey

• Dash of cayenne pepper


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