The truth is– I LOVE to eat. I like to bite, chew and swallow. I love food. You know that there are these people who claim that they can’t believe that they “Forgot to eat” well I can tell you that I personally have NEVER MISSED A MEAL. I’m always hungry- even after I’ve eaten a huge bowl of rice and beans. I have a terrible sweet tooth which I am trying to satisfy with healthier cravings. Which is why I am ALL OVER this cider trend– apparently I can get my sweet in, keeping the sugar down to a minimum and maybe, just maybe, it will fill my belly for a solid hour, during which time I will not be obsessively planning and conceiving my next meal.
And since it’s October, and Halloween is just around the corner in that spirit, check out these delicious fall recipes (one of which is Apple Cider) to get the most out of the season as the temperatures outside fall. As always, the emphasis is on simplicity, ease, and health – and Limoneira citrus, of course.
Citrus Apple Cider
Nothing says “comfort” on a cool autumn day quite like a hot cup of apple cider – with a twist!
- 4 cups apple juice
- 1 orange
- Fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- Cinnamon sticks
- Whole cloves
Directions: Add apple juice, orange slices, ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves to a small pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for at least 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
CASHEW LEMON GINGER GRANOLA
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large bowl, add juice from Limoneira lemon, coconut oil, honey, ground ginger, sea salt and ground flax seed
Whisk to combine and let sit for 3 minutes
Add in granola and cashews and stir to combine
Spread granola mixture evenly on a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes
Stir and bake for an additional 20 minutes
Store in sealed container
Slow Cooker Apple Orange Oatmeal
There’s no better way to start get going on a cool fall morning than a hearty, tasty bowl of homemade oatmeal.
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 orange
- 1 apple
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Directions: Juice the orange and dice the apple. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 6 hours. Serve and enjoy!