Saturday, November 23, 2013

Strawberry Cookies

When I first discovered the raw food diet, I read a lot of books, and tried a lot of simple recipes. One of my first raw food cookies was adapted from raw food chef, Rose Lee Calabro’s Living in the Raw recipe book. The recipe is super healthy, simple, and delicious. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 cups sunflower seeds (soaked 8 hours and rinsed)
1 cup almonds (soaked 12 hours and blanched)
2 cups fresh organic strawberries
2 bananas (peeled)
3-4 pitted Medjool dates
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cups walnuts (soaked 8 hours)

Preparation:
Process all ingredients except vanilla in walnuts in a food processor until smooth. Add the vanilla and walnuts and process until well combined. Spoon dough onto dehydrator non-stick sheets, and form into small round balls, press slightly to form little cookie shapes. Place in dehydrator for 4-6 hours, then turn over and dehydrate for another 2-4 hours until the desired moisture is obtained. Store in sealed freezer bags in the pantry or in the fridge. I changed the directions slightly on this recipe to make it easier on me. I also prefer the cookies slightly warmed in the dehydrator, or serve them cold. They are tasty either way!