Stewed Apples with Cinnamon
Healing Recipe for a Healthy Gut.
When your gut is inflamed, leaky, full of gas or in any way less than great, this recipe is for you. The pectin in the apples feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut, and your gut cells can also access the pectin as fuel to use to regenerate. Pectin also binds with heavy metals to eliminate them from your body. Cooking apples makes them more gentle on the digestive system if the gut is inflamed, but grated apple is also good.
For best results, eat one serve daily.
4-6 servings, can be stored in fridge or freezer
Ingredients for primary stage
6 Rome or Granny Smith cooking apples (or apples of choice preferably grown organically)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup raisins/sultanas (for added sweetness and fibre)
2 tsp. cinnamon
feel free to add wild blueberries as well
Peel and core the apples and chop them into small evenly sized pieces.
Put all the ingredients in a covered, heavy-bottomed pan and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Cook until soft with rough shapes, no longer identifiable as apple slices. The colour should be a russet brown with the cinnamon effect.
These may be eaten warm, or cold. I suggest making up as many ramekins (sized to hold 1 – 1.5 apple equivalent in each and covered and put in the fridge for easy access.
Ingredients for secondary stage
any of these:
1 Saccharomyces Boulardii 250mg capsule sprinkled on the top – or swallowed separately
1 mix of Bifidobacteria (mixed strains) (500mg) 5billion CFU sprinkled on top – or swallowed separately
1 x LGG sprinkled on top – or swallowed separately
½ cup of organic natural yogurt (I recommend plain Vaalia for the gut healing probiotics it contains) or non-dairy equivalent
Add 6-8 blueberries and 4-5 almonds presoaked in their skins
if desired, a teaspoon of local raw honey
Recipe adapted from http://www.nleducation.co.uk