Hearing that Ricki over at Diets, Desserts and Dogs had been dealing with dental issues – I felt compelled to contribute to her Wellness Weekend competition, with a recipe relegated to the raw vegan invalid in us all (hey – we’ve all been there once in a while)
Last week – I found myself subsisting off a diet of green smoothies, coconut milk yoghurt and makeshift pudding concoctions, after having my wisdom teeth extracted (or should I say smashed with a hammer) on Monday.
Needless to say, I was a blubbery mess and need to console myself with what us girls do best – eating.
The problem herein lay with my inability to eat – largely due to the molten lava wound that was my impacted former wisdom teeth.
So the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and, unable to sit still (despite the dentists best orders) I found myself pureeing, juicing and whizzing a mass of what I can essentially say was glorified baby food. But what good mashy concoctions I made!
Perhaps the most satisfying eat, that will make its way into my diet, post recovery, is this raw vegan mango pudding. Yum!
Given that, over on the other side of the globe, food bloggers are welcoming summer with foods dripping with tropical delights – I decided to take a trip down memory lane and produce a food, entirely unsuitable for the winter conditions that is our Australian reality at the moment. 😉
..but who doesn’t enjoy a good mango recipe?
Macadamia’s also feature in this simple recipe. I often use macadamias over other nuts. Nuts, on the whole, aren’t the easiest thing to digest and I really don’t think we humans were designed to live off large quantities of nuts and seeds. Which is why I am wary of concocting raw vegan extravaganzas comprised of cups and cups of soaked cashews and almonds.
Finally macadamia nuts, compared to other nut varieties are very low in antinutrients like phytic acid, a compound us humans just can’t digest and that inhibits mineral absorption in adults.
Above and beyond this nutrient rant – this recipe is delicious- goes down with ease and is a perfect comfort food treat come spring, autumn,summer or winter.
- Flesh of 2 mangoes
- 1/2 cup soaked macadamias
- 1 tsp stevia
- 1 tbs of coconut butter (can sub with 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut)
- Soak your macadamias for an hour or overnight in some filtered water with a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
- Drain and rinse our macadamias and place all ingredients into a high speed blender
- Process until smooth (may leave a little texture in there…but not if you have had your teeth suitable smashed by a dental contraption known quite simply as a hammer)
- Serve in a beautiful glass and once chewing ability has commenced, feel free to top with toasted coconut and bee pollen.
So there you have it – super food for the super invalid.
What about you- what delightful concoctions do you eat when you are not feeling your best?
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