Apples are wonderfully healthy and make a great snack. They contain loads of fiber and flavonoids, providing antioxidant protection in a sweet little package. During the summer months, I like my apples raw and cold. But in the cooler months, warm dishes are more my style. Here are two great apple treats to try:
Organic Apple Cider Recipe
16-18 whole cloves
8 small organic apples, such as gala
2 oranges, thinly sliced
2 quarts organic apple juice (juice your own if you can – just buy extra apples and use your juicer)
1/4 cup agave or pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon allspice
1 whole nutmeg
Stud apples with cloves.
In a large pot, combine remaining ingredients.
Bring to a simmer over low heat.
Simmer for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat.
For a delicious twist on this recipe, make baked apples for desert (or breakfast…I wont judge)
Core 6 organic gala or granny smith apples and place in oven safe dish
Pour 1 cup of the apple juice and agave mixture over the top (or use that cider you just made!)
Sprinkle on some cinnamon
Cover dish with foil
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes
PS. Want a great facial mask to go with these treats? Try this one: Apple Honey Mask Recipe