Coral’s Color Boosting Crunchies
1.5 cups organic yellow cornmeal (I used Bob’s Red mill)
1 cup packed, freshly ground coconut
1 large very ripe (brown) banana
1 package very ripe strawberries (pint)
1 cup or so sunflower seeds
1.5 cups whole, with shell, dried river shrimp (I used chubbymealworms.ca brand)
2 tbsp beet root powder
2 tbsp carrot root powder
1 tbsp chlorella powder
1 tsp powdered nutra Rose or 2 teaspoons liquid nutra Rose
1 cup dried apple ribbons
Soak/cook the cornmeal with treated hot water as per the cooking instructions.
Blend the strawberries and banana together and mix with the cornmeal after it cools a little. Mix in the coconut, carrot, beet root, chlorella and nutra rose. Spread mixture onto non stick tray liners or parchment paper and dehydrate at 135° f until crispy and crumbly all the way through. It should crumble easily into your hands. Grind up half of it along with the sunflower seeds (together in the grinder, you don’t want the seeds turning into nut butter) crumble the other half by hand, leaving crunchy texture. Pulse the shrimp until about half ground and mix it in. Crunch up the dried apple ribbons into small pieces and mix in.
This makes a lot. You can keep it out for a while, but since it’s so much, freeze half. The oils in the nuts and coconut will eventually go bad, just like any other nuts and seeds. Best stored in an airtight glass jar in a dark cabinet.
You can sub fresh beet or carrot juice for the powder, simply mix it in with the water and add less water. Or mix in a little mashed, cooked, carrots and beets. Just a little, maybe a 1/4 cup.
You can sub spirulina for the chlorella.
You can sub any nuts or seeds for the sunflower. Pumpkin would be great!
You can sub whatever berries you have on hand for the strawberry, but make sure they see nice and ripe!
Do not sub out the whole river shrimp for a kind with no shells. The shells contain color boosters. The freeze dried ones sometimes don’t have shells.
Does not require refrigeration
Can be frozen
Submitted by Amber Miner