Ever had fruit leathers? You know, the rolls of dried fruit that you can carry around with you, and tear strips off to chew on... Well, how about Superfood fruit leathers? What a great way to get your daily dose of superfoods! I came up with this idea when I was on a green diet, eating only natural green foods, but still had to travel and keep busy. Smoothies are great but we aren’t always in the right place to make one, and they are not the easiest things to travel with and keep fresh. This was my solution...
So I present to you 2 flavours here, but this is just to introduce you to the concept. It's so easy, and adaptable. You can really add any fruit or superfood that you think would go together. Try to work with colours, that’s my only advice. Greens, oranges, yellows go together. Reds, oranges, purples, go together.
So here I have 2 recipes for you:
Purple Parchment of Health
The name comes from the protective purple pigments found in the acai powder that I mentioned on Day 1 – Anthocyanins. They protect your cells from free radical damage.
The cinnamon also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, and adds a warming touch to this rich concoction.
You will need:
2 red apples
12 red grapes
2 Tbsp Iswari Acai Powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Blend all until smooth.
2. Spread onto a Teflex sheet (not too thinly, about 1/3 of an inch high)
3. Dehydrate for 8 hrs or until topside is dry,
4. Flip over with the sheet still attached, and carefully peel of the sheet.
5. Dehydrate for another 4 hours or until dry. Do not over-dry, it should still be quite chewy.
Green Parchment of Wisdom
150ml orange juice
2 Tbsp Iswari Wheatgrass powder
2-4tsp Iswari Chlorella
As before, simply blend, spread on Teflex sheet and dehydrate 8 hrs, flip and keep going for another 4hrs. Roll into wisdom parchments and store until you need them the most.
The addition of Chlorella and Wheatgrass powder really turn this leather into one of the healthiest on-the-go snacks possible. They will dose you up on chlorophyll, protein, iron, zinc, and other vits and mins, whilst cleansing your body, and giving your brain the natural fruit based carbohydrates it needs to stay focused and energised. Be sure to drink water with these leathers, as you will need the liquid since they are dehydrated, and you want to stay hydrated.
You can always double the recipes to make more parchments and substitute fruit or superfoods if you want/need to if you can’t get mango you use pineapple with Spirulina instead of Wheatgrass. Pear and kiwi combination could be nice too.
I also had a bold idea and dehydrated the jams I made on the first day. They turned out amazing! So the next experiment will be to dehydrate fruity chia gel into parchment, and get that textured chia goodness. I leave that in your hands to discover more....
All our superfood powders, sweeteners, berries and mixes are available on www.iswari.net