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Fully Raw Plantain Chips

plantain chips (640x360) Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Recipes for Savory and Sweet Plantain Treats

Chips have all but disappeared from my pantry, which is a good thing as I am powerless over their control :- )  Occasionally if I decide to indulge, it is either with the Simply7 seal-salt- flavored lentil chips or plantain chips.

All packaged plaintain chips are fried and usually in questionable (possibly hydrogenated) oils; Most often I will find brands that are fried in canola oil, which is most likely going to be genetically modified.  It’s certainly better than many snack options but I’ve been envisioning this raw version for some time and decided to experiment last week in the Raw Fusion Kitchen.

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Superfood Series – “Lucuma”, Sweet Gluten-Free Goodness

    From Dr. LJ’s Superfood Series with recipe for Coconut Plantain Cookies

Superfoods are foods that are exceptionally high in essential nutrients. Some examples of these that you may already know are blueberries, salmon, almonds, walnuts and organic apples.

These nutritional powerhouses are extremely popular with raw foodists,  as they offer great taste and variety to the lifestyle, along with particularly potent vitamins and minerals.

Lucuma powder comes from a small fruit that grows in Chile, Ecuador and Peru. It surpasses even chocolate and vanilla as the favorite ice cream flavor in most of South America—and even some European countries! High in phytonutrients, this superfood serves as a sweetener substitute easily metabolized with a very low glycemic index, making it a safe, sweet option for diabetes and hypoglycemia disorders. Naturally gluten-free, it is chock-full of fiber, antioxidants, carotene, minerals and Vitamin B3.

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