We have been experimenting all week trying to come up with a fruit leather recipe that doesn’t push blood sugar levels sky high – they are such delicious treats and we were determined to find a solution. First we tried using ground seeds and nuts but they came out bitty and did not pass the taste test with our little team of helpers. It was actually my daughter who suggested we tried protein powder with the fruit, and what a fabulous idea that was – our efforts were rewarded with sheets of smooth and juicy fruit leather without any bits whatsoever…. Perfect.
These fruit leathers are fantastic for packed lunches and as an after school snack, and will keep blood sugar levels nice and steady.
You can make these stunningly delicious fruit leathers with your kids – they will be blown away by the end result. It’s just so magical turning gloopy paste whizzed up in minutes into sheets of juicy deliciousness that can be torn, rolled, folded, cut into shapes or anything else your imagination can conjure up. The cooking time is long but leave it in a low oven overnight and in the morning you will be rewarded with the most magnificent and heavenly scent, not to mention sheets of fruity goodness your children will love.
PLUMS are loaded with vitamins A and C and a host of antioxidants, and are a fantastic source of fibre. Dried plums have been shown to build bone density and reduce inflammation – a super bonus for all the little troopers on dairy free diets.