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Sistahintheraw’s Super Otaheite Bites

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Inspired by my recent trips to Jamaica and Zambia, I just fell in love with Otaheite apples. They are also known as Jamaican apples, Coco plum, Rose apple, or for some, Ethiopia apple in some regions of Jamaica.

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 tbsp dried grated coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp baobab fruit powder
1 tbsp ground flax/linseed
i tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp otaheite jam

To make otaheite jam:
Wash, core and cut 2 otaheite apples into chunks, blend with 4 dates until smooth. You may also add spices to this mixture.

To make otaheite snacks:
Pulse the seeds in a food processor until broken down to desired consistency, but not too fine. Add in other ingredients and process until well combined and mixture is coming together like dough. If the mixture is too wet add 1 tbsp coconut flour or other nut or seed flower. If too dry add 1 tbsp more jam, or a little water.

Spoon mixture one spoonful at a time and roll into balls. Place in fridge to set, then place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Serve as a snack or dessert with fresh sliced star apple fruit or kiwi fruit.
 
Options:
You can use pears or apples if you can't get hold of otaheite apples

See also:
https://www.sistahintheraw.com/raw-soul-food-food/2017/4/23/coco-plum-juice


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Mango Coconut (Birthday) Smoothie

I feel so fortunate to have been born on 24th July, its nearly always sunny and it's also in the holiday season. I'm definitely a committed sunshine person, with a Leo lioness heart. My love of summer tropical fruit gave creation to this special, delicious summer smoothie to celebrate my birthday... You can also add freshly made coconut water, almond milk or sunflower seed milk to this recipe if you desire more fluidity.

I'm inviting you to share my birthday with me on Monday. Lets have some healthy smoothie fun together, why not create your own special smoothie and share it with me? I'd love to hear about your recipe...

You can message your recipe creation to me below in the comments section, on Facebook, or tag me on Twitter (@sistahintheraw). I'll choose three smoothie recipes from the ones posted to receive a surprise FREE gift from me.

Have a fab weekend.
One Love birthday vibes from
Sistahintheraw x
 


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Coco-plum juice

“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
- ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)

You know me, I love discovering plant food that I'm unaccustomed to, it gives me a real buzz. So on this latest trip to Jamaica, Otaheite apples, (also known as Jamaican apples, Coco plum, Rose apple, or for some, Ethiopia apple in some regions in Jamaica), are in season and so naturally I've been exploring this interesting fruit. It's texture is a like a pear, with a flavour somewhere between an apple and pear, not over-sweet and lends itself to being combined well with other natural flavours.

Otaheite apples are best eaten naturally, fresh from the tree and I've also been adding them to my smoothies with ginger and coconut water. Otaheite apples are so versatile and nutritious, they are a wonderful addition to your raw food kitchen for raw juice, raw pickle, raw chutney, raw jam, raw salsa etc. Additionally, the beautiful flaming red blossoms from the tree can be eaten in salads.

In Puerto Rico, they are used to make red wine with skin in place and white wine when peeled. Slightly under-ripened fruits are also used to make jelly and pickles.

They are also known as Pomerac in suriname, and Trinidad, Malay apple in Hawaii, and are available throughout the tropical world, including the Solomon Islands. As you can see above, the Otaheite apple can be enjoyed in many ways, try out the juice recipe above and let me know how you get on... I'll be adding more Otaheite recipes later.

One Love
Sistahintheraw x

Everald Brown (Jamaican artist 1917-2003) – Ethiopian Apple (1970), Collection: NGJ. "The central figure is both a otaheite apple and a symbol of the sacred oneness of humanity and nature"

Everald Brown (Jamaican artist 1917-2003) – Ethiopian Apple (1970), Collection: NGJ. "The central figure is both a otaheite apple and a symbol of the sacred oneness of humanity and nature"

Resource and Research:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924819/
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-50532009001000013
http://www.getjamaica.com/Jamaican%20Food%20-%20Jamaican%20Otaheite%20Apple.asp

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