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Fall is my favourite season. It’s not cold, it not hot and above all it’s not raining. The mornings and nights are cool and the afternoons and the evenings are warm, you get the best of both the worlds. Come fall, my favourites fruits and vegetables are stoked up in the market, like apples, pumpkins, beetroots, pears and a lot more. Of all these apples are my most favourites. I know these days apples are available throughout the year, but eating apples in Fall is incomparable. How about I tell you a quick and east recipe using my favourite fruit that is tasty, healthy and packed with nutrients. Sounds like a deal right? This is an apple pie recipe. No, wait, I promise, it’s not complicated, it’s very easy and does not need an oven. It’s the original apple pie recipe just with a couple changes. Plot twist, it is gluten free (no flour!)
1 apple (of course!)
1/2 cup pitted dates
2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4th cup flax seeds
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4th cup almonds
1 tablespoon ghee
Quickly grate the apple (thickness depends on how much fine you like your apple)
Dry roast the almonds and flax seeds separately. Though this step is optional, doing this will greatly enhance the flavours of your apple pie balls.
Grind the almond into almond meal.
Cut the dates into smaller pieces
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix them until they are thoroughly mixed.
Roll them into small balls and place them on a plate lined by butter paper.
Refrigerate till you are willing to eat them.
Apple: Contains Vitamin A, C, E and K in high quantity. Rich source of potassium. Boosts metabolism. Healthy source of caffeine.
Dates: Rich source of natural sugars (sucrose), dietary fiber, Vitamin A, B complex and K. Also contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. To know more benefits of this amazing dry fruit, click here.
Cinnamon Powder: Rich in antioxidants hence helps to detoxify the body. Boosts metabolism, aids digestion. To know more benefits of this wonder spice, click here.
Flax seeds: Rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamin B complex, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Helps to reduce high cholesterol, treats constipation, and prevents cancer. To know more benefits of these multipurpose seeds, click here.
Almonds: Rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, Folate (Vitamin B9) Choline, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Potassium. Boosts memory, provides instant energy. To find out more reasons to include almonds in your daily diet, click here.
Ghee: Also useful for lactose intolerants because when ghee is made out of butter, it loses all the impurities and milk solids. Regular consumption of ghee keep the joints smooth and friction free. Being rich in butyric acid, it helps to aid digestion and boosts weight loss. Carries medicinal properties which enhance the flavour and nutrients of herbs and spices, when used together. It also reduces blood cholesterol. To know more benefits of ghee, click here.
If the grated apple is too wet, you can either add an almond meal or more almond to the mixture. Alternatively you can dab the grated apple on tissue paper to drain out the excess water.
In case you are lazy or just not in the mood to go through the long process, put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until thoroughly mixed.
If following the above process, don’t forget to deseed the apple.
You can add any more nuts and raisins and dry fruits as per your taste.
You can substitute ghee for any other vegetable oil.
You can also add whey protein to this recipe to make it healthier.
Fall is also the beginning of winter season, remember it is important to take care of your body and skin before winter begins. Eating healthy food and exercising are the best options to be healthy and stay healthy.
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