I honestly thought that by recipe number 100 I would have run out of ideas and things to make raw – but exactly the opposite has happened – the more I cook and learn the more recipes there are! Here I am at recipe 202!
I shop on the weekends for my groceries and I do a fridge and fruit bowl cleanse at the end of each week in preparation for the new weeks groceries.
As I ‘cleansed’ the fruit bowl I found 1 organic apple and 2 packham pears. In the freezer I found half a packet of frozen organic mixed berries so I blended them all up and made fruit roll-ups… As I begin to think about my weeks ahead and the impending lack of money coming in from reducing my working days from 5 to 2 – so I can study Nutrition – I am becoming more and more conscious about what I throw out at the end of each week. I am starting to think – can I use this? What can I do with this? Do I need to throw it out… This recipe is born of overripe pears that I otherwise would have tossed out – most unnecessarily.
The resulting roll ups – delicious and a kid winner – my kids always get excited when I put them in their lunches – it is kinda like fruit turned into lollies or something – but it is so NOT – it is just fruit! Love it 🙂
Ingredients:… makes 1 tray…. 9 roll ups…
2 ripe packham pears ( roll ups work best with ripe fruit as it is mushy and sweet – any ripe pears will do)
1 ripe gala apple
1 1/2 cups frozen (or fresh) mixed berries
Core apple and pears and place in a blender. Add the mixed berries and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture onto a lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 115 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours.
Peel the roll up off the teflex sheet and cut into 9 squares.
I store mine in an airtight Tupperware container and they never last the week before being eaten but they can last for months and months…
Such a great snack for lunch boxes!