We are back from the Clean & Colorful kitchen with a super easy, nutritious, and tasty snack….not your everyday applesauce!
My goal in life is to help you live a Clean & Colorful Lifestyle to help you feel better, look better, naturally have more energy, reduce disease and probably even lose some weight. And to make that a reality, I’m coming at you every Friday from my Clean & Colorful kitchen (well, most of the time from the kitchen) with some real life tips, tricks, and strategies to help you master the 4 Universal Diet Truths:
- Eat more whole food.
- Eat all 5 colors.
- Drink a juice/smoothie.
- Exercise at least 21+ minutes per day.
Every Friday I’ll touch on one of those topics that will help you feel better and look better. Last video I gave you the best diet for weight loss.
Today, we’re getting back to the Clean & Colorful solution with a recipe that covers two out of the four Universal Diet Truths! This applesauce recipe is super clean, unprocessed and is very colorful.
A Snack that will make everyone happy
My plan for today was to show you how to make these amazing PB&J unprocessed cookies, but since I shop at a somewhat interesting market, they were out of one of the main ingredients for these cookies – applesauce.
So this got me thinking, why not make applesauce instead? It’s easier than you think and makes for the perfect snack! And of course this isn’t just any applesauce, this is Clean & Colorful applesauce and it has some pretty cool ingredients in it. Of course it’s naturally sweetened with no added sugar and includes a few superfoods.
The Super Easy & Clean Applesauce Recipe
Now, you can buy good applesauce at the market. Just make sure it doesn’t have added sugar and is minimally processed. With that being said, applesauce is so easy to make, so why not try it out on your own! This is the perfect snack for runners because it makes for awesome pre-run fuel, and great for parents because it’s easy and fun to make.
To make this recipe you’re going to start with, surprise, apples. You can get organic or regular apples. Just remember that organic apples will taste a bit better and have more nutrition. However, if you don’t want to spend the extra money on organic apples regular ones will do. Simply make sure to wash them well to remove the waxy layer and any pesticide residue, especially if you’re giving this applesauce to your kiddos.
- 6 apples – because you can’t have applesauce without apples
- 1/4 cup raisins – not my favorite snack on it’s own, but it’s the perfect natural sweetener for this applesauce
- 2 tbsp chia seeds – adds protein, fiber, trace minerals and will help gel everything up a bit
- 1 tbsp cinnamon – helps regulate blood sugar, is an antimicrobial and antibacterial, and tastes great
- 2 tbsp water
- peel the apples
- chop them into 1 inch chunks
- put apple chunks, raisins, chia seeds, water in a pot
- simmer over medium heat until soft
- pour everything into the blender, add cinnamon and blend until smooth
Serves about 6, 3 cups total, 1/2 cup per serving with 22 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein, 100 calories.
Yes this is a bit of sugar, but we are getting quite the bang for our buck with all of the nutrition in this applesauce. And like I said earlier, this makes for the perfect pre fuel snack for runners, because even though there’s fiber in the applesauce, when you put everything through the blender it essentially predigests the food which prevents GI issues.
Also, feel free to add in whichever ingredients you like, say for example blueberries to make this a blueberry applesauce. I simply went with cinnamon raisin applesauce to use up some raisins, and because it’s super tasty!
If you want more tips like this…
Then keep an eye on my Teresa Marie Wellness Facebook page because I’ll be coming at you every Friday! I’ll be back next Friday using this exact applesauce in my unprocessed PJ&J cookies. You won’t want to miss this one! And don’t forget to sign-up for my free Clean & Colorful Jumpstart guide and get all the basic info you need to get started living this Clean & Colorful life today.