Sunday, July 15, 2012

'We're all spiritual, electrical, unlimited beings.'

Quote By: Lou Corona
Fresh, raw foods and cultured/fermented foods have energy in them! According to Lou Corona, when food is cooked at 105 degrees, the enzymes (energy) begin to die. Once food is cooked past 118°, the life energy is gone! Once the life energy of food is gone, we can still gain some nutrition but we have to use more of our own energy to digest the food, which in turn drains our life source - the enzymes in our body! So basically, we can gain energy from raw foods instead of wasting energy trying to digest stubborn foods! We've decided to eat more raw foods to experiment and find out if we need to go completely raw.
Other than our ice-cream recipes (coming soon), we haven't prepared much raw desserts so we got inspired by this Cherry Tart recipe. There is also a similar recipe here. Both look amazing! We slightly modified the original recipe and created our own 'Nut- free Cherry Tart' recipe! You definitely feel energized after eating raw foods, which includes smoothies and vegetable juices. Our recipe is a good choice for people who presently have nut allergies. Enjoy!

Nut- free Cherry 'Tart' Recipe 
Makes 2 tarts 
For Crust
1/2 cup of natural shredded coconut
1/2 cup of organic rolled oats (pre-soaked overnight)
2 tsp of organic hemp seeds
1 tbsp organic black chia seeds
1 tbsp of organic flax seed meal
5 organic prunes (pitted)
1tbsp of organic raw honey
1tbsp of organic coconut oil (melted or at room temperature) 

For Filling/topping 
18 organic cherries
3 prunes (pitted)
1 tbsp of organic raw honey  

Directions: (Start with crust ingredients)
1. In a large mixing bowl, add shredded coconut, rolled oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds and flax seed meal. Mix well.
2. Cut prunes into pieces and place in mixing bowl, add the raw honey and coconut oil.
3. Using a hand blender blend all ingredients to create a paste like texture.
4. Scoop out crust mix and evenly distribute into 2 tart bowls, pressing down to create a crust.
5. Prepare filling by slicing 16 of 18 cherries in half and then carefully removing seeds. (10 cherries will be used for jam filling and 6 cherries will be used for topping. 2 will be used to sit on top of each dessert once completed).
6. Place 10 seedless cherries in a small mixing bowl with prunes (cut in pieces) and honey. Hand blend ingredients to create a jam.
7. Pour jam filling evenly into the 2 tart bowls, on top of the crust. 
8. Place the remaining cut cherries on top of the jam filling (see image above). 
9. Top off each bowl with one cherry and place in the fridge for 2 hours. 
10. Once ready, serve and enjoy! 

Optional: Chop some pre-soaked nuts of your choice to top off your dessert. 

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