This is a quick, delicious, and HEALTHY applesauce that hasn’t been cooked (which destroys enzymes!). I use the skin, but remove the seeds because I can taste them in the applesauce: Can Be used for baby food as well :)
Two, Three Four, Five? How much do you want to make.... Use organic apples (thoroughly washed and seeds removed skin okay if not baby)
The juice of half of a lemon
Saigon Cinnamon to taste
Dates (I use 1-3 depending on the sweetness of the apples and amount used)
At home I like to put the apples into the freezer before I make applesauce – not so long that they freeze – just long enough that they are VERY COLD! This is because they tend to heat up as they are blending in the Vita-Mix. Place apples into Vita-Mix whole. Add the other ingredients and then mix on high (using tamper vigorously – this is a great “anger management” recipe).
Pound the apples hard, pushing them into the blades until they turn into applesauce. After it turns into “sauce”, I usually blend on variable speed 5-6 for 10-20 additional seconds to be sure that I’m producing a nice, smooth applesauce.
This recipe is full of healthy fiber, alkalizing and Vitamin C-giving lemon juice, and the enzymes have not been destroyed by cooking! If you add more water and more dates it will become runnier and sweeter and it can be heated until it is a hot fruit syrup! If you don’t add more water, but add more dates and blend until hot – it becomes very much like an apple butter