Camu Camu Raw Fruit Pastries
This mouth-watering recipe for cheery camu camu raw fruit pastries makes a delicious treat that’s suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet and absolutely ideal for those seeking a quick blast of vitamin C!
In addition to camu camu berry powder – an organic berry extract made from the camu camu fruit, which grows in the swampy lowlands of the Amazon and has long been a favourite with Peruvian Indian tribes – this tempting raw food recipe is packed with wholesome super fruits such as sweet dates and succulent apricots and a crunchy selection of nuts and seeds including creamy cashew nuts and versatile chia seeds.
Cheerful camu camu raw fruit pastries
Although this easy-to-prepare recipe contains just half a teaspoon of camu camu berry powder, that’s all you need to obtain a substantial dose of vitamin C (camu camu berries are thought to contain more vitamin C than any other food source on the planet) in addition to a generous helping of B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron, amino acids, antioxidants and bioflavonoids.
- 1 cup of raw organic cashew nuts (pre-soaked for 8-12 hours)
- 4 Brazil nuts (chopped)
- 1 cup of organic dates
- 1 cup of organic dried apricots
- 50 g of organic sunflower seeds
- 25 g of organic chia seeds
- 1 tsp. of organic mixed spices
- 1/2 a tsp. of organic camu camu berry powder
- 1-3 tbsp. of freshly squeezed orange juice
Please note that whilst the preparation of this recipe is incredibly simple, it does require a dehydrator.
First grind the sunflower and chia seeds into a fine flour. Next, spoon the flour into your blender and add the pre-soaked cashew nuts, dates and apricots and blend into a firm, smooth dough. Now fashion this dough into pastry bottoms and then place them into a dehydrator (at a maximum of 40 C) for 24 hours. To prepare the wonderfully rich filling, simply mix the pre-soaked dried fruits, Brazil nuts, camu camu berry powder, organic mixed spices and orange juice together in a bowl and use to fill your pastry bottoms. Serve, topped with a final scattering of sunflower seeds, as a satisfying snack between meals or as a truly memorable dessert.