March 6, 2012

clean eats

 We had a bunch of frozen fruit that needed to be used up so used it to make this a few nights ago.
I liked the blended frozen fruit better than the actual finished product but I thought I'd share anyway. Since sharing is caring.

                 1 cup frozen blueberries 
                 2 cups frozen mango 
                 1/2 cup applesauce 
                 1/4 cup water
                 1 Tb honey or 100% maple syrup (optional)
                 1 tsp ground flax seed (optional)

Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender/food processor until smooth. Add water as needed to make it easier to mix.
Spread the mixture on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Spread it evenly and pretty thin (if it's too thick it won't dry out very well). 
Place in the oven and set the oven to your lowest setting (150 degrees-ish) because we're just trying to dry it out not cook it. 
Dry for 6-10 hours. (I put mine in overnight and by the morning it was ready.)
Makes two sheets worth.

The side that's been against the cookie sheet comes out shiny and smooth, like real fruit leather!!!
You can make this with any fruit combos you like and cut the finished leather into any shapes you want. 
B and I made some circles with ours, which he naturally deemed basketballs of food.
 "Slam dunk in my mouth!!"

Not loving this didn't stop me from eating most of it. 9 weeks without sugar!!! Woo hoo!!