An Unsung Raw Food Hero

Growing up, it was the only way I could stomach rice. It was my mother’s antidote to my insatiable sweet tooth without sending me into a sugar coma.
Now, as a food conscious adult, it’s still my go to. I eat it right out of the jar by the spoonful. I make delicious parfaits with it. I excite myself by discovering how many different foods taste better when mixed up with it! Truly, though there have been a couple “jinji…really?” moments, I haven’t had anything inedible just yet.
Any guesses?? Pure, unadulterated, unpasteurized, plain old, mono-ingredient, unsweetened applesauce!
Sometimes I think I could live on it, and cacao alone. So nutritious, versatile and yummy without any guilt! It’s apples for crying out loud! For sure in the short list of foods babys, toddlers, kids, teens, adults and grand-adults can all enjoy!

Jinji’s morning parfait
1/2 c unsweetened organic applesauce
1 T each of raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1 banana, diced
3 figs, chopped
1 T unsweetened coconut shreds
1 T chopped walnuts
1 T raw oats
Cinnamon
Sea salt
Few drops of good vanilla extract

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