Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the delightful, Julie Mo
rris. Julie is a member here at Raw Food Rehab and she also has a gorgeous eco-friendly website/blog in which she shares her exploration of simple, flavorful, and natural food made for fabulous living and wellness. Please visit Jules at http://juliemorris.net
Super Foods With Jules: Acai Berry Jam
This jam acts just like boysenberry preserves, yet is dense with nutrition, low in sugar, full of whole superfoods, and completely unprocessed. Featuring two all-star superfoods – acai and chia – it’s a fantastic way to sneak extra antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vital micronutrients into any diet. Acai’s soft berry flavor results in a mild-tasting jam, which is as versatile as it is delicious. For a stronger fruity taste, mix in ¼ cup muddled fresh berries (like strawberries or blackberries) before serving. Use on bread, with muffins, on top of desserts, or enjoy a spoonful solo with zero guilt!
INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp chia seeds ½ cup apple juice (fresh is best) 2 Tbsp acai powder 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp lemon juice stevia (optional)
DIRECTIONS: Mix together the chia seeds with the apple juice in a small bowl or glass. Allow to sit for 20 – 30 minutes, stirring once. After the chia has gelatinized, mix in the acai powder, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Add in a touch of stevia for additional sweetness, if desired. For best results, allow mixture to set for 30 minutes before serving. Will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Makes 2/3 cup.
Asian Carrot Avocado Salad (with Ginger Dressing)
A quick and easy salad with an exquisite balance of asian-influenced flavor. An all-time favorite recipe!
For the salad:
4 cups grated carrots 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1 green onion, sliced (white and 1 inch of green parts) 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds, with 2 Tbsp set aside 1 medium avocado, chopped
DIRECTIONS: Stir: In a small bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, paprika, and garlic powder together. Stir in the tahini. Pour in the Braggs, lemon juice, and coconut oil and whisk thoroughly. If a thinner sauce is desired, add a little water, a tablespoon at a time.
Combine: Put the broccoli into a larger bowl and pour sauce on top. Toss until evenly coated (for best results, use your hands!) Sprinkle top with hemp seeds and serve. Keeps refrigerated for several days.
Terri......Julie is not 100% raw. She incorporates a small percentage of whole, organic cooked foods into her diet. I find that presenting this perspective is really helpful to people who are transitioning away from a typical American diet to one that includes more raw and living foods. If you are going to choose to eat bread, sprouted whole grain, Ezekiel or Essene bread is a really good way to go.
OK - I'm confused about the sprouted grains bread? This isn't raw - right? Ezekiel Bread? Help? Her recipes look delish!
Thank you so much for such an awesome welcome. :) And yes - sprouted grain bread is a serving suggestion, but feel free to swap things out to meet your dietary needs. The jam tastes amazing on bananas and/or raw/dehydrated flat breads. Yum!