This is a quick lunch I use when I can’t think of anything else I’d like to have, or when I’m tired of having smoothies for breakfast. It’s also good to make in the morning and take along for lunch, stirring in a drizzle of lemon or lime juice to keep the apples from turning brown.

Recipe Directions

I use my vitamix, but it could also be prepared in a food processor. I’ve used several different varieties of apple, and so far every one has tasted great.
Clean the apple (and pear, if using). I prefer to leave on the skins. Add all the ingredients into the blender and process. The pear makes the mixture wetter and not as crunchy, but a good ripe pear tastes wonderful with the other ingredients. If the apple is small, use two.
Blend at variable speed, around 5 or so. I use the tamper to push down the mixture as it’s being chopped and mixed. Raisins are optional, as they make the blend sweeter. It’s good either way.
My 9-year-old son prefers this with just apple, cinnamon, and a drizzle of agave syrup. The celery and nuts (would be just as good with almonds, walnuts, etc.) give it an Autumnal harvest feeling that I love so much.

JuliaK's Thoughts

This is a quick lunch I use when I can’t think of anything else I’d like to have, or when I’m tired of having smoothies for breakfast. It’s also good to make in the morning and take along for lunch, stirring in a drizzle of lemon or lime juice to keep the apples from turning brown.

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OH, i just remembered why this dish makes me so nostalgic and happy! its EXTREMELY similar to the Haroseth that my Jewish family makes on passover for the seder.

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oh yum. i am eating this right now and i am so very happy. i used almonds and threw in a little bit of spinach and only used half a pear. i also used agave like your son, and took rawstudents advice and added the raisins. DELICIOUS.

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This recipe is one of my favorites! Lately, I've been tossing in a BIG handful of cranberries. YUM! Adds wonderful tartness and beautiful color. I can't wait to mix up a big batch for Thanksgiving. Thanks, JuliaK!

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I LOVE this recipe SO MUCH that I joined Gone Raw simply to comment!
I have been eating this for breakfast for over a week now. I love the subtle crunch from the nuts, love the fresh pear and apple...it's such a great change from green smoothies. And it's so very quick and easy to make in the food processor.
I did tweak it a bit for my own tastes--I've been using walnuts instead of pecans, I also add about 1.5 tablespoons of golden flax meal to make it a more "stick to the ribs" meal. Dates instead of raisins would be an awesome variation, too. Don't leave out the raisins--they add a lovely chewiness to the mix.
Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe, JuliaK!

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We loved this, it was super quick to make a filling. My seven year old daughter practically inhaled it. You can also add a little fresh rosemary.

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Good luck with your new career!

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I start a new carreer in the morning, I think I will make this and take with me, this makes it even more exciting to go to work, I already can't wait for lunch tomorrow LOL. thanks for this idea, it sounds RAWSOME, and fall is my favorite time of year.

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