Apple Pear Cranberry Salad
8 Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup filtered water (can replace some of the water with orange juice)
⅛ teaspoon pink Himalayan/sea salt
1 lb fresh cranberries
2 strips of organic orange peel (1×4 inches)
1-2 inches ginger root, thickly sliced or minced (optional)
2 scoops Organixx Clean Sourced Collagen powder (optional)
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large apple, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 pear, chopped into bite-size pieces
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Sprinkle with Celyon cinnamon
- In a high-speed blender, blend together dates, water, and salt until a smooth consistency is reached.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan, add the cranberries, orange peel, and ginger, if using. Heat over medium-high heat until cranberries begin to steam.
- Reduce heat and simmer until most cranberries pop open, stirring frequently (about 10-12 minutes).
- Remove pan from heat to cool. Once the mixture is cool, remove orange peel (and ginger, if sliced) and stir in collagens powder, if using.
- Add in celery, apple, pear, and pecans/walnuts and stir to combine. Transfer to serving dish, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serves 4. Per serving (using ginger root, pecans and Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens):
Total Fat: 7.7g
Total Carbohydrate: 86.8g
Dietary Fiber: 16.7g
Apples contain fiber, vitamin C, pectin, and polyphenols which have been associated with anti-inflammatory effects and an increase in “good” bacteria in the gut.
Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder contains 5 types of collagen (types I, II, III, V and X) with added vitamin C, B6, zinc & silica for increased bioavailability.
Known for their impressive amount of vitamin C and antioxidants, cranberries also have the unique ability of helping maintain urinary health and supporting healthy gut bacteria.
Dates often get a bad rap, but they offer significant support for the digestive system, target parasites, and help remove yeast, heavy metals, and other pathogens from the gut.
Ginger acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Its digestive actions help cleanse the build-up of waste and toxins in the colon, liver, and other organs.
Orange is best known as being a good source of vitamin C, but is often overlooked for its other amazing benefits, such as supporting the immune system.
Pears are a good source of dietary fiber and nutrients, including vitamins C, K, and copper. Compared with apples, pears contain more iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins, and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10% of the recommended Daily Value for fiber.