I just love eating nuts when feeling a little peckish and even though they are high in proteins and essential nutrients as essential fatty acids… too many will add a few centimeters to your waist line, hips or wherever you start getting cuddly!
Unfortunately, my passion for raw nuts has put a little ‘tubbyness’ to my waist and I can’t get into my favourite Mavi size 10 anymore…
But I must say – if I am going to snack on something, I’d much rather eat a handful of healthful and tasty raw nuts than munch on a packet of corn chips, shapes, biscuits, pringles, kettle chips…. etc….
Here is a great ‘sweet’ nut recipe… tomorrow I’ll share a ‘savoury’ nut recipe – a perfect substitute for snack nuts at parties or over a drink with a friend.
Ingredients:…makes 2 cups…
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. mesquite powder
1 Tsp. lemon juice
1/2 Tsp. vanilla powder
1/4 Tsp. sea salt
1/4 Tsp. cinnamon
2 cups dry pecans (or any nuts of your choice)
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except the nuts. Once all ingredients are combined add nuts and coat well in the mixture.
Place nuts on a lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 12 – 16 hours or until well dried.
Store in an airtight container.
Giving credit where credit is due…
Thanks Amber Shea Crawley – it is your book out on my bench this week!