Raw Organic Pinkies
As many of you know I am passionate about RAW food for Kids.
And Isabelle has a lot of RAW foods in her diet and has done from a very young age including Green Smoothies from 7 months, Chia and Almond Milk Porridge and fresh juices.
Lately the more RAW food I offer Issy the more she just gravitates to it, wanting even more.
So over the next couple of months I am going to share with you the RAW versions and options of baby and toddler packaged foods/conventional cooked recipes.
I purchased a packet of Organic Pinkies for Issy to try and she spat it out straight away. I have since made my RAW version below and she cant get enough of them!
The Organic Mums version RAW ORGANIC PINKIES!
- 200g Ground Flax Seeds
- 100g Almond Flour
- 100g Goji Berries
- 3 apples (You can use any fruit, pears, apricots…)
- 6 Sun dried tomatoes ( soak for half an hour)
- 1 teaspoon of Miso
- 1 cup of Mesquite Powder (this is a great flour alternative – you can leave this out if you wish just don’t add as much water)
- 1 cup of water (add more if required)
Soak the sundried tomatoes for half an hour in water.
Soak the Goji Berries in water until soft. Discard soaked water.
Grind the flax Seeds and add to a large mixing bowl with almond flour and mesquite powder.
Blend the apples ( and fruit you choose ) with the goji berries, miso and sundried tomatoes and add to your dried mixture mixing by hand until smooth, slowly adding water until you have a dough like mixture.
Roll onto dehydrator sheets and cut into strips or you can either use a piping bag and do long skinny logs.
Dehydrate at 115/46 C for at least six hours.
And there you have it delicious RAW Pinkies!
Can you use an oven to make these?
Although these recipes are best when dehydrated, and I feel dehydrated is best, as it ensure that the nutrients remain in the food. I still feel that if you were to use an oven it is still much superior than purchasing packaged food which you have no real knowledge of its source, the process of cooking them, the added ingredients to ensure its long shelf life, and all the packaging that comes with it. So give it a go your little ones will thank you for it.