While rummaging through stacks of papers on my desk I found some great recipes that I gathered while on chemo. So this is the first in a series of recipes and links that can add delicious change to your new and redesigned diet.
Food plays a major role in helping us become healthy. “You are what you eat” as the saying goes! So take the time to read labels and learn more about that next bite going into your mouth, while it may taste great…it may not be what you thought and that can have a big impact if you’re going through treatments.
As you already know a good diet always has a positive impact on your health no matter what you are coping with or where you live. This recipe is great during the holidays too!
A tip from Chef Hobbes –
Stay away from oils that are derived from corn, soy, safflower and canola. The only oils/fats you should be using are olive oil, coconut oil and butter. Organic is best!
Pumped Up Carrot Pudding
1 1/2 cups carrots/or use pumpkin!
1/3 cup cold water
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tsp. agar agar
3/4 cup boiling water
1 TBS ginger, minced
1 ounce vanilla protein powder ( about 1/4 cup)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract of maple extract
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. honey, or agave, to taste
1 TSB unsweetened coconut flakes
2 TBS currants
2 TBS almonds, macadamia or walnuts. Toasted and coarsely chopped
Steam carrots until very soft and set aside to cool. Place cold water and orange juice in a small saucepan and add the agar agar. Warm over low heat until agar is completely dissolved, then stir and cover.Remove from the and let stand for 2 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend on low until frothy, about 30 seconds.
Add the boiling water, cooked carrot, ginger, protein powder, coconut milk, vanilla or maple extract, and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, scraping sides with spatula. Taste and adjust sweetness with honey or agave and blend again.
Mix in flaked coconut and currents and pour into a container or individual serving cups. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Before serving, sprinkle with toasted nuts.