Halloween Recipe Treats

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D. www.drfuhrman.com

Robin Jeep’s Scarily Delicious Taste Treats Will Make A Hit Anytime!

Goji Oatmeal Clusters

  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup date sugar
  • 2/3 cup ground walnuts
  • 2/3 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup Goji berries*
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or currants)
  • 6 pitted dates (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Blend bananas, applesauce, vanilla, and date sugar in blender until creamy. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add the blended moist ingredients and mix. Stir in oatmeal, chopped nuts, dates, and raisins. Use a large spoon to drop mixture on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sweet Beet Carrot Bars

  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 cup beets (raw, peeled, and shredded)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and shredded)
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup date sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup pineapple (blended)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup currants

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl. In a larger bowl, beat date sugar, blended pineapple, mashed banana, and applesauce together. Stir in the vanilla and then add the flour mixture along with the chopped walnuts, shredded carrots, and beets, and mix well. Spread in a nonstick baking pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and cut in squares.

Creamy Peanut Butter Soup

  • 1 bunch kale (de-stemmed and torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 medium butternut squash (can use frozen)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 medium beet, shredded
  • 6 cups carrot juice
  • 1 small zucchini (cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 12 whole pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 tsp. natural peanut butter
  • 4 oz. spinach

Simmer first seven ingredients, adding water if needed, for 45 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Adjust sweetness by adding more dates if needed. Add enough soy milk to thin to appropriate consistency.

Orange Goji Bars

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup unsulfured dried apricots
  • 1 cup Goji berries*
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup oatmeal (finely chopped in food processor)
  • 1 tsp. orange zest (fresh from organic orange)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (hulled)

Place dates, raisins, apricots, and Goji berries in food processor. Process until the mass forms one large ball, then remove to a mixing bowl.Process the oatmeal until it is a fine meal. Process nuts until they are finely chopped but not powder. Knead all ingredients thoroughly by hand.Press out on a cutting board,flipping and pressing evenly until about 1/2 inch thick.Trim edges and make a rectangle and slice in bars. Knead together leftover edges and make more bars.

*Goji berries are burnt-red in color and about the size of a raisin. Slightly sweet and tart, they taste like a cross between a raisin, a cranberry, and a cherry. Gathered wild in Tibet and Mongolia, and sun-dried, they are not fumigated, processed, or artificially sweetened in any way.

Goji berries, which contain 18 amino acids and 21 trace minerals, and are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, can be used in many recipes. Some folks like to soak them in water for 10-15 minutes to soften and plump them up. They make a great nutrient boost in smoothies.

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