A recipe from Mila's Meals

Blueberry Fruit Roll

With sneaky veggies!

Blueberry Fruit Roll Recipe by Mila's Meals

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A note from Catherine Barnhoorn – author of Mila’s Meals and this recipe:

 

As a mom to a little one I am constantly looking for ways to naturally boost Mila’s immune system – especially now that she is at playschool and being introduced to new bugs everyday it seems.

 

I also had to find a creative way to introduce foods which would alleviate constipation – Mila is prone to constipation. So besides removing the foods that cause constipation (such as grains, corn, gluten and dairy) I had to find a way introduce pectin, beetroot and various herbal teas known for their laxative effect – not to mention vegetables (which Mila refuses to eat simply because they are vegetables)… hello Fruit Roll!”

INGREDIENTS

Serves: 20

  • 700g Blueberries, fresh or defrosted from frozen
  • 400g Sweet Potato, cooked and cooled
  • 125g Beetroot, cooked and cooled
  • 400g Apple, peeled, cored, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup herbal tea (like Rooibos or Dandelion tea)
  • 1 tsp The Real Thing Green Power* (optional)
  • 1 tsp Moringa Powder (optional)

 

*Green Power – a mix of wheat, barley and alfalfa grasses, sea vegetables (seaweed) and chlorella.

METHOD

  1. Wash the sweet potato, beetroot and apples thoroughly.
  2. Core and peel the apples, top and tail the beetroot and cut into chunks.
  3. Place the apples and beetroot in a steamer and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. To cook the sweet potato, cut it into quarters and either roast it at 180°C for 1 hour or cut it into chunks and add it to the steamer. Once cooked remove the skin.
  5. Brew a cup herbal tea.
  6. Allow the apples, vegetables and tea to cool.
  7. Place the blueberries, apples, beetroot, sweet potato, tea, Green Power and Moringa Powder in a blender and blend until smooth.
  8. Check the consistency. If it is too thick to pour, add a little water or more tea until a pouring consistency is reached. If it is too runny, add fruit that has a lower water content such as banana, or add ground chia seeds (one tablespoon at a time).
  9. Spread the mixture evenly onto greased, solid dehydrator trays to a thickness of approximately ¼cm (Greased with coconut oil)
  10. If you do not have solid sheets you can line mesh sheets with parchment paper. Do not use wax paper or tin foil.
  11. Dehydrate at 45°C (110°F) for 10 hours then flip the fruit roll onto a mesh sheet and continue drying for another hour. Check on the fruit roll to make sure it is not getting too dry (crunchy). If it peels away from the sheet easily it is dry. Remember that under-dried fruit will not keep.
  12. Allow the fruit roll to cool; remove from the sheets, cut into long strips and roll up.
  13. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dark place for up to one month, or in the freezer for up to a year.

Recipe by Catherine Barnhoorn from Mila’s Meals.

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And there you have it… An immune boosting, constipation remedy disguised as a delicious & nutritious snack!

Mila eatingBlueberry Fruit Roll

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