Carrot Apple Salad

 

3 cups grated raw carrots

2 medium apples grated or diced

¼ cups currents

¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 Orange:       1 tablespoon Grated peel

Juice from whole orange

2 Tablespoons Maple syrup

½+ teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 pinch of sea salt

 

Combine the carrots, apples currents and walnuts

Mix together the fresh orange juice, lemon juice, orange peel, syrup, cinnamon and sea salt. Pour over the carrot apple combination. Season to taste. 4-6 servings.

 

This is one of my favorite raw food salads. It is sweet and rich. child stamp of 4 plus approval – It was always a favorite! She likes it so much that she is always willing to do the tedious honor of grating the carrots. Great for summer.

If you don’t like walnuts, try adding pecans, sunflower seeds, or pepitas – or skip the nuts altogether.  I like adding Gogi berries. To be honest, they aren’t that great alone. While I know they are good for me, I like to hide them, and this is a great place for that.

Remember, the apples will oxidize and turn brown, so eat this up swiftly. Even though we’ve added lemon juice to slow the oxidation, and even thought it taste good the second day – it is not as lovely with grey apple bits.

Don’t think for a minute that this isn’t herbal medicine.  Raw fruits and vegetables are profoundly important for your health.  You can live without them – but not well.  Carrots are full of our carotenoid friends, soluble fiber, and vitamins. Lemons help stimulate peristalsis, and are good for your liver (in herbal traditions).  Carrots are high in calcium, and pectin, and their sweetness helps balance the lemon’s zing.

Cinnamon is an herb that deserves its own post, so just know that it is good for you.   Medical news today says: “U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cinnamon can be used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED). Cinnamon may lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to Diabetes UK.”

I am going easy on the cinnamon, (regardless of the statement by my physicianthat Adrenal Fatigue is an internet disease,”) – as a stimulating herb it can be fatiguing if your adrenal gland is taxed.

Try this salad out – I think you will like it.

by Tama Cathers

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Disclaimer: I am not a physician. No information here is intended to diagnose, treat or otherwise address human or animal health issues.  In addition, each species is different, so what may be healthful in one species is not necessarily non-toxic in another species.  This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about herbs, diet, exercise, stress,  health and related sub­jects.  The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other health care worker.

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