Have you ever wondered what to do with the apples that your kids won’t eat because there’s a bite out of it (from when they had to have it, but, then didn’t want it?) or it’s bruised because it went to school and then came home again ~ twice? Apple sauce. With a twist. This recipe is absolutely perfect for using up apples (any kind) that your kids will no longer touch or if they just love fresh applesauce, plus, it’s supercharged with Red Maca! Red Maca is “a powder (raw) that is an adaptogenic root that enhances your ability to deal with stress while boosting energy, endurance and performance.” It is also rich in calcium, potassium, iron, essential fatty acids and protein. All very beneficial for kids. And the best part? Your kids won’t even know that it’s in there! I get my Red Maca at HomeSense ~ the brand is Ethnoscience and it costs $12.99 but will last you for months. Adults can sneak it into cereal, yogourt, juices and smoothies. It’s really versatile for the whole family; it also helps with prostate health.
What You’ll Need: 3 washed and cored apples of your choice (it’s up to you if you peel them) A few pinches of cinnamon A few squeezes of fresh lemon juice (adds a tiny zing to it) 1/2 tsp. of maple or agave syrup 4 tbsp. of water (more or less depending on your blender) 1 tsp of Red Maca (optional) * raisins to garnish * Directions: Toss all of the above in your blender and blend until you like the consistency. If you’d like it chunkier, cut back on the water just a bit and blend for a shorter period of time. * This recipe is perfect for younger toddlers – no chunks! I garnished with raisins as a way to sneak in a bit more goodness. This will store in the fridge for 2-3 days easily. I’d love to hear how you sneak more ‘healthy’ into your kid’s diets! Feel free to share your secrets in a comment below.