Fennel & Apple Salad (RAW)
Banana Coconut Pie (RAW)
Besides its beautiful beaches, wide open spaces, sunshine and incredibly friendly people, one of my favourite things about Australia is that you
can have fresh fruit and vegetables 365 days a year.
There is nothing better than fresh produce. Homegrown and organic are best.
If you can't get either then opt for fruits and vegetables with a thick peel, such as melons, kiwis, banana, pomegranate, avocados, potatoes or celeriac so you can at least remove the pesticides on the outside.
Fresh fruit are god's candy and with a little fantasy you can really sparkle up a delicious dessert with fun shapes and various colours.
Keep in mind that todays fruit is bred much sweeter than a few generations ago as we want things to taste more sugary. Unfortunately sugar makes us fat.
The American Heart Foundation advises we are only able to handle 6-9 teaspoons of sugar a day. Which is about the amount contained in 2-3 pieces of low-fructose fruit.
Whole, fresh fruit in moderation is a fantastic and healthy way to get nutrients, minerals, enzymes and fibre. However, keep in mind that a serving of fruit juice has the same amount of sugar as a can of Coca Cola which is around 40 grams (10 teaspoons) of sugar per serving.
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