Awesome Apples for Autumn!

Awesome Apples for Autumn!

AWESOME APPLES - Health benefits!

Especially high in vitamin C, apples also provide vitamin A as a powerful antioxident to help resist infection and scavenge free radicals that cause inflammation. They also contain a significant amount of fibre which can help prevent absorbtion of of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Apples are a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin (vitamin B1), and pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which together release enzyme power to support metabolism and other vital functions inside the body.

Other minerals in apples include iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, which are important components in helping to control heart rate and blood pressure. All these things and more explain why apples can legitimately be called a "super food". That said Apples are one of the most pesticide-contaminated foods in the produce section, so it's best to buy them organic where possible.

Take a look below at our tasty (Paleo) Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe:

Ingredients

 

  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 peeled apple, diced small
  • 2 tbs almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • A little coconut oil for cooking pancakes

 

Instructions

 

  1. Mash the 2 bananas with a fork
  2. Whisk 2 eggs in a medium bowl
  3. Add banana mash to eggs
  4. Dice 1 apple. We used Fuji – choose your favorite
  5. First stir bananas, eggs and apple chunks together
  6. Next add almond butter, cinnamon and nutmeg
  7. Combine all ingredients into a pancake batter
  8. Pour into pancake shapes in frying pan, and cook with a little coconut oil over medium heat
  9. Note: Make these a little smaller than a traditional pancake. They will cook more evenly that way
  10. Makes about 8 small pancakes
  11. Recipe can be easily be doubled or tripled to make more pancakes
  12. Top with fresh fruit or raw maple syrup
  13. Enjoy this healthy and flavourful breakfast!