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Strawberry Nut Bites

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to eat these delicious little pop ins. They are rolled in crushed, organic, freeze dried strawberries that burst with flavor in your mouth and have the health benefits of Raw Almonds and Walnuts! I recently finished reading The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from The People Who Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner, and eating nuts is one of the things the octogenarians in all the blue zone regions had in common. They are simple to make and portable. I have been packing them in lunches, (include an ice pack), and they are great when you want a little something sweet.  February is a busy month at my house. Three of my daughters have birthdays this month….the 21, 22nd and 23rd, and also my youngest daughter’s adoption day is on the 22nd. For Valentines Day this year my husband is taking me out to our favorite Spanish Tapas restaurant. The food is excellent, and they are very aware and careful about food allergens. It is a Paleo friendly restaurant as well. The recipe for Strawberry Nut Bites is below.

Strawberry Walnut Truffles 1

Strawberry Nut Bites

Ingredients:

1 Cup Freeze Dried Organic Strawberries, Like These

1 Cup Raw Walnuts

1 Cup Raw Almonds

1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut, unsweetened

1/4 Cup Clear Honey

2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

Directions:

Place the strawberries in a food processor with a blade attachment and finely grind the strawberries. Remove them from the food processor and put in a medium bowl for rolling the formed nut bites in.

In the same food processor, place your nuts and coconut and pulse until finely chopped. Add the honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Continue to pulse until the mixture forms a ball. Pinch off enough of the nut filling to form 1 1/2 inch balls with your hands, and roll the balls in the strawberries. Store them in the freezer or refrigerator. I like them frozen. They are berry delicious! Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

Whether you have a significant other or not at this time in your life, I hope you have a Happy Valentines Day, spread a little love, and enjoy these nutritious treats!

*Note: 1 Strawberry Nut Bite is a serving if you are very Low FodMap.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

Strawberry Sangria Sorbet

 

Strawberry Sangria Sorbet

Strawberry Sangria Sorbet

I feel sorry for myself plenty on this new diet.  Honestly, I have my moments.  But, dry red wine is allowed. Yipee!  I love wine!  I enjoy sitting with my husband and sipping red wine. I love wine tastings, they are a fun and social event! I like browsing the wine shops.  I like making wreaths out of the corks.  I have had to give up a lot, but not wine.  Red is my favorite anyway, so I am okay with not having white wine.

Sangria’s are so refreshing on a hot summer day, I thought, why not Sangria Sorbet? Here is my version of a spiked summer treat! Adults Only! 🙂

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh organic strawberries

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice or regular lemon juice

1/4 cup clear honey

1/2 cup dry red wine (I used Spanish Grenache)

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until pureed.  Refrigerate until well chilled. Freeze in an ice cream maker, and then hopefully sit outside with someone you really like and enjoy!

4 Servings, or 16 Scoops

Strawberry Sangria Sorbet

Strawberry Sangria Sorbet

SCD Paleo Summer Strawberry Pie w/ Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie with Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Orange Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie with Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Orange Ice Cream

The strawberry patches are starting to ripen here, and there is nothing like the flavor of local berries!  You don’t have to give up treats in moderation on a SCD/Low FodMap diet.  I limit my treats to special occasions and stick to the legal ingredients only.  My daughters love fresh Strawberry Pie! Here is a spectacular pie recipe for when you want to treat yourself and those you love, full of ripe, juicy, nutritious strawberries.

First the crust:

Pie Crust Ingredients:

1 3/4 Cup Superfine Almond Flour (Scooped and Leveled)

1 Egg White

1/4 Cup Organic Shortening

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

 

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Preheat your oven 350 degrees. Mix Almond Flour and Salt with a whisk. Cut shortening into the Almond Flour with a pastry cutter (it doesn’t need to be cold).  Add egg white and lemon juice and stir with a fork until it comes together. Press the crust evenly into the bottom and along the sides of a pie pan, crimping the edges as desired.  Bake in the preheated oven fifteen minutes or until starting to turn golden brown and crisp. Cool completely.

Strawberry Pie Filling Ingredients:

5 Cups Organic Strawberries

3/4 Cup Clear Honey

1 1/2 Cups Water

1 Tablespoon Great Lakes Gelatin (orange label)

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt

In a medium sized heavy saucepan, mash 2 cups of the strawberries with a potato masher.  Slice the other 3 cups of berries and place in the cooled pie crust.

Summer Strawberry Pie

Summer Strawberry Pie

To the mashed berries, add the honey, water and salt and bring to a boil.  Once boiling return to a simmer, and simmer the berries for five to ten minutes stirring often.  Stir the gelatin into the lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to the simmering berries and cook for two more minutes whisking to incorporate the gelatin.  Pour the cooked berry mixture over the sliced berries in the crust, evenly.  Refrigerate uncovered until cool, and then cover with wrap until ready to serve!  Make sure you let it refrigerate 4 to 6 hours to fully set up.

Summer Strawberry Pie Filling

Summer Strawberry Pie Filling

I served the pie with my Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream on top.  The flavors compliment each other very nicely!  You can also serve with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.

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Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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