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Carob Wafer

Carob Wafer

2 cups cashews, ground,  ½ – 1 cup carob powder,  ½ cup raw honey, softened,  ¼ cup dates, soaked or date paste, ¼ cup coconut oil, melted,  1 tsp vanilla extract Process all the ingredients to a paste Using a rolling pin, roll dough in between two sheets of baking paper into a thin, even layer. Remove the top sheet and cut into wedges Place on a tray and freeze Serve the vanilla crème with a carob wafer or two Alternatively, roll the carob mixture into balls and freeze. Serve as a treat or snack

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Vanilla Crème

Vanilla Crème

2 young coconuts flesh and some ‘water’,  2 – 4 Tbs raw honey, softened over warm water,  1 tsp vanilla extract 1. Use the Vitamix to blend until really smooth using all the soft flesh and enough of the liquid of the coconut to make a thick, smooth cream

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Banana Ice-cream (Serves 4 – 6)

Banana Ice-cream (Serves 4 – 6)

1 or 2 ripe bananas per person Peel and freeze the bananas, preferably overnight Slice frozen bananas, and process till smooth and creamy. Takes a while, so be patient Serve immediately Variations: Add a teaspoon of carob to make a ‘chocolate’ ice-cream Add a few drops of natural vanilla

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Fruity Beetroot Salad (Serves 4 – 6)

Fruity Beetroot Salad (Serves 4 – 6)

3 – 4 carrots (adjust to taste),  ½ beetroot,  Small bunch of grapes or handful of plums,  1 Tbs raw honey, softened over hot water,  Juice of 1 lemon Peel and grate the carrots and beetroot Wash fruit. Chop up the plums, removing the pips or halve the grapes Gently mix the fruit with the carrots and beetroot Mix honey and lemon juice in a bowl and pour over salad Gently mix and serve on a bed of fancy lettuce

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Avocado Adriana (Serves 4 – 6)

Avocado Adriana (Serves 4 – 6)

1 ripe avocado,  4 med tart apples, cored and chopped,  2 – 3 Tbs lemon juice,  ¼ cup filtered water if necessary,  Pecan or almonds to garnish,  Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pour into small glass dishes, garnish with nuts and serve immediately for best colour and taste. As avocado digests comfortably with acid fruit, this dish can be eaten with any acid fruit of your choice. Raw vegetables would also be suitable OR serve on pineapples slices as an hors‘d oeuvre

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