Trio 21 Day Clean & Lean Detox – Part 2

Trio 21 Day Clean & Lean Detox – Part 2

For those of you who have not read Part 1 of this series can do so HERE.

Before my daughter started Trio, I asked her some questions about what she was hoping to get out of the program.  Although I had my own motivation for asking her to do it, I wanted to understand the driving force behind her saying ‘yes’.

So why did you ‘yes’ to doing this program?

I really just want a lot more energy.  Maybe lose a little weight and get back to being healthier.

What does it mean to you to “be healthier”?

Well, to have a good lifestyle & eat the right foods…..go on walks or runs.

How do you think it would make you feel to do that?

Probably happier.  It might help me get to sleep a little earlier, too.

Is there anything you’re not looking forward to?

Well, not really.  I’ve kind of gotten past that point, but the one thing I’m not looking forward to is the drinks….the little sachet things.

Obviously I’m the one who asked you to try this program.  What was your understanding of it when I first asked you?

Just what I’d heard people talk about – gut healing & stuff.

Do you think your gut needs healing, or are there any foods that don’t agree with you?

I don’t knowwww!!  I guess the main foods that don’t agree with me are nuts & dairy.  Yep, that’s it, mainly.

So do you have any goals for the end of the 21 days?  Any changes you’d like to see or feel?

Umm, I don’t know.  Because I’m a dancer & athlete, I need to have a lot of energy to do that & keep my body in shape for it. Basically, just more energised.

So there you have it.  Energy is the main aim so she can keep doing the things she loves.

We’ll talk a bit more in the next installment about her energy levels during the program & beyond, but for now I’d like to share some of the meals she/we ate in the 3 weeks.  One thing that is certainly not lacking from Trio is food.  SO. MUCH. FOOD.  Dr Cabot says you don’t have to eat everything & to let your appetite guide you, but this is NOT a meal replacement program.  There is a full 21 Day menu plan included with the program with plenty of recipes in the book & a few more on her website.  The focus is on nutrient-dense, gut-healing, anti-inflammatory foods to support the detox process, reduce inflammation & pain and support energy production at a cellular level.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram would have already seen some of these & more, but here’s a selection of meals we enjoyed; some from the Trio book & a couple of family favourites….

Trio Clean & Lean Detox - Part 2 | www.unitywellness.com

As well as 3 meals & 2 snacks a day, there are also the 3 sachets that make up the Trio program:

1)    Superfood Powder An exceptionally potent blend of concentrated superfoods

2)    Gut Detox & Repair PowderFor gut detoxification and repair

3)    Alkalinise & Cleanse PowderTo balance PH and reduce acidity

Trio Clean & Lean Detox sachets | www.unitywellnes.com.au

Dr Cabot & her team sourced the best of the best organic products from across the globe for this program.  Naturopaths I’ve talked to who know about Trio are recommending this detox over the practitioner-only products they usually give their patients because there’s nothing available to match the ingredients & value in Trio.  Just in the Superfood sachet alone there’s over 30 superfoods!

Most of the way through the program, we mixed the Superfood sachet with water.  However, I got sneaky a couple of times & mixed it once with almond milk & once with coconut milk & a splodge of coconut yoghurt to see if she noticed the difference.  She thought the almond milk was alright, but the coconut milk/yoghurt was the clear winner.  As it contains cocoa powder, mixing the powder with coconut turned it into a chocolate smoothie.  As a bonus, the extra fat helps stabilise blood sugar levels in the morning & you get an extra hit of probiotics to help the gut 🙂  Winning!!!

The Detox & Repair powder has a lemony, slightly nutty taste and the Alkalinise & Cleanse powder is…..well…..it’s a green powder.  It’s the one people often find the most challenging.  My daughter did the old ‘hold the nose & down it’ trick, but other people said they found it easier with cold water &/or a drop of peppermint or lemon essential oil.  Funnily enough, on the last night, she drank it no problem!  Dr Cabot says that people with highly acidic bodies tend to have the hardest time drinking it, but as they become more alkaline, they really don’t mind it.  That’s certainly been the case with others I’ve spoken to who are also on or have already finished Trio. Interesting stuff!

One thing I would recommend is using a blender to mix the drinks.  Although we have a Thermomix which is more than capable of doing the job, I actually ventured out to our shed & exhumed my old bullet-style blender with the cup attachment.  It was perfect for mixing three drinks a day & really helped to disperse the powders through the liquid.  You can also mix the powders into fruit/veggie juice instead of water, which is something we didn’t try as she only wanted them straight, but the option’s there.

Now although we’re not vegan, the question has come up a lot – Can vegans do this detox?  The answer is a resounding YES!

The sachets are all vegan-friendly.  Several of the recipes in the book do include eggs, chicken or seafood as protein sources, but you can easily substitute legumes, nuts & seeds.  There’s a full list of foods to include & foods to avoid, so it’s easy to plan your meals around the allowed foods.

Stay tuned for the final part of this Trio Series where I’ll sit down with my daughter to chat about her experience with Trio – including how she did over Christmas – & talk energy 🙂

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Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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The Heart of Health – Dr Ross Walker’s 5 Keys to Good Health

With all the health-related information available these days, do you ever wish someone would just simplify it all into a few easy steps you could understand?

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to Sydney Cardiologist, Dr Ross Walker speak twice in as many months.  The first time, I was blown away! Although I certainly knew of him, as someone who does not have (known) heart issues, I’d never listened to his radio show or discovered his view on health issues.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he’s been championing preventative medicine for 20+ years.  He’s very much a man of science & that science backs up the power of lifestyle choices in maintaining optimal health.

On the second training call last night, he spoke again about what he believes are ‘The 5 Keys to Good Health’:

Dr Ross Walker - 5 Keys to Good Health

Image credit: https://www.facebook.com/DrRossWalkerCardiologist/

 

He says by following these five keys, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by a massive 83%!!!!!  Given that 1 person has a heart attack every 12 minutes in Australia and 1 in 3 people will have a heart attack in their lifetime, that’s a lot of lives that can be saved….as well as a lot of tax-payer dollars.

To reduce the risk even further, one of the products he’s been involved in developing is Bergamet Pro+, based on the bergamot fruit which grows only in the rich volcanic soil of Calabria, Italy.  He’s had some amazing clinical results with his patients who are able to reduce or stop other medication.  He recommends it for anyone over the age of 50 because of the following effects:

  • It activates AMP-Kinase (AMPK) which is the master metabolic switch that triggers the breakdown of sugar & fat in the gut.  This results in a reduction in belly fat
  • It inhibits PDE-3 & opens the arteries to improve blood flow (no more ‘little blue pills’ for the older men)
  • It contains 5 polyphenols which have antioxidant properties
  • It converts the small, dangerous cholesterol particles into the large, desirable variety & reduces triglycerides
  • It protects against fatty liver – something 1 in 4 people in Western society have to some degree
  • Used as a treatment for metabolic syndrome (sometimes called ‘Syndrome X’).  30% of white people, 50% of Asian people & 100% of black people have the gene for insulin resistance.  From an evolutionary standpoint, this was useful as it allowed us to store belly fat for energy until we could hunt/gather our next meal.  However, these days there’s an abundance of food & we tend to be much more sedentary, so that benefit has become a liability.

There are a number of complementary supplements he also recommends particularly for people aged 50+, but also for anyone with ongoing lethargy:

  • Ubiquinol – Active form of CoQ10.  Increases mitochondrial energy production which decreases significantly around the age of 50 due to hormonal changes. Low ubiquinol levels result in tiredness & muscular aches.  Statin medications also reduce ubiquinol levels, so anyone on statins MUST supplement with ubiquinol.  Insufficient ubiquinol can result in heart failure.
  • Magnesium Orotate – increases CoQ10 levels in the body
  • Vitamin K2 – decalcifies arteries & returns the calcium to the bones (better at preventing osteoporosis that calcium supplements, which increase the risk of heart attack in women by 30% with no reduction in the risk of bone fractures)
  • Ateronon – excellent source of lycopene (equivalent to 30 tomatoes per dose) which is a well-recognised antioxidant.  It reduces risk of breast & prostate cancer & is beneficial for men with prostatic enlargement (BPH).  Also acts as a vasodilator to improve blood flow & reduce blood pressure.

Heart Health Pack } www.unitywellness.com.auBecause he knows how effective these products are not only individually, but synergistically, he has bundled them together in a ‘Heart Health Pack‘, available here.

Anyone who orders a Heart Health Pack before February 12th, 2017 will be able to access an exclusive Q&A call with Dr Walker.  Given that his Sydney practice is booked several months in advance, this is an amazing opportunity to ask Dr Walker any questions you may have about the products or your health.

As always, check with your health care provider to ensure the products are suitable for you (and get some “before” blood tests), but if you try the products & love them, leave a review on the website & also comment below.  I’d love to hear what a difference they make to you 🙂

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Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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This post/site may contain Affliate links or links to my Independent Advocate store. By clicking these links, you pay no more for the products/services, but I will receive a commission on purchases to keep this site running & support my family (thank you!).  I will never promote any products or services that I would not be happy to use myself.

This website is owned and operated by an independent InnerOrigin Advocate and is not endorsed by InnerOrigin Pty Ltd or InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their respective associated companies. Any opinions expressed on this website are made by, and are the responsibility of, the individual Advocate and should not be construed as a representation of the opinions of InnerOrigin Pty Ltd, InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their associated companies.

Thermomix Grain-Free Crackers

Thermomix Grain-Free Crackers

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Once upon a time……I was a Thermomix Consultant.

I’d bought my Thermomix back in August 2009 on the recommendation of a friend.  I’d just sold my house so we had some spare cash to set ourselves up in the house my husband & I had built together.  I remember speaking to the consultant I was buying from & she asked if I was sure I didn’t want to see it in action first.  I trusted my friend & knew from what she’d shared that a Thermomix would add value to our lives.  The order was placed.

I had a delivery demonstration where I had some family & friends over to see this beast in action & taste some of the recipes from the included cookbook.  I’ll admit it……about half way through the demo, I kissed the Thermie (thereafter known as “Thermeseus – God of the Kitchen”).  I can’t even recall now what I’d just witnessed it do, but it was love!!!  My consultant asked at the end of the demo if anyone else would be interested in being a consultant.  My daughter was only 4yo and I was the primary parent, so I was not in the headspace to be working outside the home.  I kindly declined.

Fast forward a couple of years & my consultant rang me to say there was a Thermomix Cooking Class on just down the road from us & she invited us to attend.  As I was sitting there watching my consultant trying to help another consultant, all I could think was, “Oh my gosh, I could do so much better than this (other) woman!” and I started to see myself in her place.   At the end of the class, they passed around feedback forms & I ticked the box to say I was interested in becoming a consultant.  A few weeks later, I had completed my training & the rest, as they say, is history.

Over time, avoiding grains became a focus of ours as an extension of eating gluten-free.  I came across a grain-free cracker recipe which I converted for the TMX, but found the mixture was a little too wet & the resulting crackers were a bit too soft/crumbly.  I’m a big fan of chia seeds, especially in GF cooking, so I decided to add chia seeds to the water as a binding agent & the texture was much better.  The addition of sesame seeds on top made this version taste better than the original, too.

I uploaded my conversion to the Recipe Community website and it ended up being so popular & highly rated that it was a featured recipe on the official Thermomix in Australia Facebook page.  WOO HOO!!!

Perfect for those following a paleo-type diet, GAPS or avoiding grains for whatever other reason.  Also suitable for vegans.

Thermomix Grain-free Crackers

 

If you prefer a blonder biscuit, you could blanch the almonds first.  Of course, these may not be suitable for school lunches with so many schools being nut-free these days, but they would make a great high protein after-school snack or the perfect accompaniment to dips or a cheese platter.

Enjoy!

Grain Free Crackers
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Grain-Free Crackers

Grain-Free Crackers prepared in the Thermomix. 

Perfect for those following a paleo-type diet, GAPS or avoiding grains for whatever other reason.  Also suitable for vegans.

Course Snack
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Author Nyree @ www.unitywellness.com.au

Ingredients

For the crackers:

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds (white or black)
  • 140 g Whole raw almonds
  • 15 g Whole linseeds
  • 30 g Sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt or Himalayan salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dried chilli flakes (1/2 tsp for extra bite)
  • 60 g Water

To sprinkle on top:

  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt or Himalayan salt flakes (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Mix chia seeds & water in a small bowl & sit aside for 1 hour (room temp is fine)

    Chia gel
  2. Preheat oven to 175C. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.

  3. Place almonds, sunflower seeds, linseeds, sea salt flakes, garlic powder & chilli flakes into the TM bowl & mill for 20 secs on speed 7. It should look like crumbs at this point.
    Grain free cracker mix
  4. Add the soaked chia seeds (now a thick seedy gel) & mix on speed 4 until the ingredients begin to form a dough ball (approx 10-15 secs).  

    Grain free cracker dough
  5. Using a spatula, scrape dough onto lined baking sheet & form into a ball with hands. Mixture will be sticky but firm.

    Grain free cracker dough ballGrain free cracker dough ball
  6. Place another sheet of non-stick baking paper on top & roll out dough to approx 2-3mm thick.
    rolled cracker dough
  7. Remove top sheet of paper & sprinkle extra sea salt flakes & sesame seeds over entire surface, pressing in gently with your hand to help them stick. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter score dough into cracker shapes (mine were approx 4x5cm each).
    Scored grain free crackers
  8. Spread the shapes out a bit on the baking sheet so that each cracker cooks evenly

    Grain free crackers_2
  9. Bake in the oven for approx 15 mins or until golden brown (watch that the thinner edges don't burn). Remove from oven & transfer crackers to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely - they will crisp up as they cool.

    Enjoy!

    Grain Free Crackers

Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer a blonder biscuit, you could blanch the almonds first.  Of course, these may not be suitable for school lunches with so many schools being nut-free these days, but they would make a great high protein after-school snack or the perfect accompaniment to dips or a cheese platter.

  • Feel free to experiment with flavours - rosemary, oregano, seaweed, or sprinkle with a little grated parmesan.  The options are endless!

 

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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This post/site may contain Affliate links or links to my Independent Advocate store. By clicking these links, you pay no more for the products/services, but I will receive a commission on purchases to keep this site running & support my family (thank you!).  I will never promote any products or services that I would not be happy to use myself.

This website is owned and operated by an independent InnerOrigin Advocate and is not endorsed by InnerOrigin Pty Ltd or InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their respective associated companies. Any opinions expressed on this website are made by, and are the responsibility of, the individual Advocate and should not be construed as a representation of the opinions of InnerOrigin Pty Ltd, InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their associated companies.

Trio 21 Day Clean & Lean Detox – Part 1

Trio 21 Day Clean & Lean Detox – Part 1

In my business, I’m fortunate enough to get some fantastic sample products to show people, as well as to try out myself so I can share my experiences.

During a recent tour of Australia, the CEO of the company I’ve joined forces with was telling people about his own major health problems & how despite trying various fermented foods & drinks, he was still having gut issues & could not shift excess weight he was carrying as a result of various medications.  He then tried a 3 week gut healing program in the US that finally delivered the results he’d been searching for. Unfortunately, he was unable to bring the program to Australia but he knew that it could help so many people.  He started working with Dr Sandra Cabot – a name many of you will recognise from the Liver Cleansing Diet – to develop a similar program that would provide the same benefits.  She drew upon her 40 years experience when developing this program & $2 million of research later, Trio is now one of the flagship products available exclusively through this platform.

Now, I know that my gut microbiome is probably not optimal, but my attempts to make changes generally result in my breastfed daughter screaming through the night with gut pain – something she doesn’t do otherwise – so I decided the timing is not right for me right now. As such, I asked my eldest daughter if she’d be willing to give it a go.  I’ll explain why…..

When I was pregnant with her, I was given antibiotics in the third trimester as well as during labour, so even though it was a normal vaginal birth, she would not have been seeded with many of the good bacteria needed to build her own healthy microbiome.  Right from the start, she had major problems with reflux & colic.  She’d always been on the higher end of the scale for both weight & length, but somewhere between 18 month & 3 years, her weight started to go off the chart.  We didn’t have a “bad” diet, but we also hadn’t gone fully gluten & dairy free at that point.  She was active with dancing & gymnastics, as well as being pretty damned talented with a set of hula hoops, so I didn’t worry too much.

Hula Hoop Age 3

As the years passed, her weight increased even more & she showed signs of pre-puberty as early as 5yo, but particularly around 7yo. Thinking back over the years, she has always been a night-owl, which is now commonly known to be a factor in insulin resistance and even if she does go to sleep earlier, she wakes through the night.  Appetite regulation was (is) poor and acanthosis nigricans (skin hyperpigmentation) developed, which is common in hyperinsulinemia.   Add to that mix many of the same symptoms I have related to my MTHFR mutations & pyroluria, as well as a family history of diabetes and you can start to get a picture of why despite her young age (11yo), I really hoped she’d agree to go through with the 21 day Trio program.

Having the gift of age, I know the risks involved with being overweight/obese from childhood, but it’s not always easy to comprehend when you’re younger.  One thing my daughter does know is she wants to be healthier.  She saw me drop 30kg on the Changing Habits 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol & had long being asking to go on that herself.  Although it’s great for identifying food intolerances, I’d rather wait until she’s a little older before attempting that because it’s much stricter & I don’t think she’s quite ready for that level of commitment just yet.  Trio seems to be a good compromise – the same length of time, the same gradual reintroduction of food with a greater awareness how various foods make you feel, but with the benefit of much more food & more focus on the liver & gut which she will so clearly benefit from.  We’ve been gluten free for several years now & dairy free for a few months with moments of LCHF thrown in for good measure, so it will be interesting to see what sort of difference doing this program will make to her.

I also started taking her to my chiropractor a few weeks ago & he is really excited for her to be doing this.  He knows how much this healing will help her, if for no other reason that to put less pressure on her spine, but he was very impressed with the ingredients & the way the program has been put together.  My daughter got teary when he said how proud of he was of her for saying ‘yes’ & to forget about “losing weight”, but rather focus on being healthy & let everything else fall into place – exactly what I’d said to her.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this 3-part series!

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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This post/site may contain Affliate links or links to my Independent Advocate store. By clicking these links, you pay no more for the products/services, but I will receive a commission on purchases to keep this site running & support my family (thank you!).  I will never promote any products or services that I would not be happy to use myself.

This website is owned and operated by an independent InnerOrigin Advocate and is not endorsed by InnerOrigin Pty Ltd or InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their respective associated companies. Any opinions expressed on this website are made by, and are the responsibility of, the individual Advocate and should not be construed as a representation of the opinions of InnerOrigin Pty Ltd, InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their associated companies.

Thermomix Stewed Apples with Vanilla Coconut Yoghurt

Thermomix Stewed Apples with Vanilla Coconut Yoghurt

Now, I’m not usually one for cooked fruit, but late the other night I had a craving for something warm, sweet & spicy that I could not shake.  Usually I’d make a hot chocolate, but that was just not going to cut it on this occasion.

(*cue gasps from fellow chocoholics*)  

It needed to have a bit more texture without the bitterness of chocolate.  

There wasn’t a great deal of food in the house post-Christmas, but we did have a bag of organics apples from one of the local farms that we’re lucky to have access to, as well as a tub of vanilla coconut yoghurt in the fridge.  I remembered back to when I was doing the Changing Habits 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol when I sometimes cooked up an apple with some cinnamon & stevia as a protocol-friendly dessert.  I recalled all the things I liked about it:

  • Sweet without being sickly
  • Warming on the inside (don’t you love that feeling???)
  • Filling fibre from using whole fruit
  • Cinnamon to stabilise blood sugar
  • Quick & easy

Check, check, check, check & check!  Exactly what I needed!

Even better, the yoghurt would add some good fat & probiotics, along with a delicious vanilla flavour.  I have to say, the Nudie brand coconut yoghurt is probably the nicest of the commercial brands I’ve tasted, both for its mild, sweet flavour & smooth consistency, but unfortunately it does contain corn starch which isn’t ideal for a lot of people.  If you can’t find vanilla coconut yoghurt, you could always add some vanilla & a touch of sweetener to plain yoghurt.  Making my own coconut yoghurt is still on my “to do” list, but this recipe sounds easy & is free from starch-based thickeners.  Of course you can use other types of yoghurt if you can’t eat coconut, but thankfully for most people, coconut allergy is relatively rare.  You can even skip the yoghurt all together if you wish or if you’re doing some form of the hCG protocol, but I’m all about maximising nutrients & improving gut health at this point in my journey.

This recipe can easily be changed up according to your tastes – more spice, a bit of rapadura or coconut sugar instead of the stevia for a richer caramel-like flavour or even some berries for extra yumminess & to boost your antioxidant intake.

You’ll get 2 servings from this recipe.  I haven’t tried making a double batch yet, so don’t know how well 6 apples would chop/cook at once in the Thermomix, but if you give it a go before I do, please comment below to share your experience.

Speaking of servings, when I was trying to take a photo of the finished dish, my 2.5 year old me to “hang on a minute” before coming back with an extra spoon which she placed in the bowl & said, “There! Persect!”   😀 

I reckon she’s pretty perfect, too 🙂

Thermomix stewed apples two spoons

Thermomix stewed apples two spoons
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Thermomix Stewed Apples with Vanilla Coconut Yoghurt

A quick & easy dessert or snack that combines the sweetness of the fruit, the creamy tang of yoghurt and the delicious warmth of vanilla & spice.

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Nyree Yali @ www.unitywellness.com.au

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Apples (good eating flavour)
  • 100 g Water
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (or mixed spice)
  • 1/2 dropper-full Vanilla-flavoured Liquid Stevia (or equivalent sweetener of choice to taste)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence (or paste/seeds)
  • Vanilla-flavoured Coconut Yoghurt, to serve

Instructions

  1. Core & peel apples.  Cut into quarters.

  2. Place quarters in the Thermomix bowl & chop for a couple of seconds on speed 5.  Scrape sides of bowl & repeat if there are still a few chunky pieces.

  3. Add all other ingredients except the yoghurt to the bowl.  Cook for 15 minutes, 100C, Reverse Soft.  If you like your apples more 'al dente', check the consistency around 12 minutes.

  4. Serve in small bowls with a good dollop of coconut yoghurt on top.  Enjoy!

    Thermomix stewed apples two spoons

Recipe Notes

  • Try adding a handful of raspberries or blackberries either when cooking or fresh on top of the yoghurt for extra nutrients & yumminess!
  • If you don't have a Thermomix or similar appliance, chop the apples finely & simmer in a small covered saucepan until soft.
  • If you can't find or can't eat coconut yoghurt, other types of yoghurt or even pure cream would also work well.