Those of you who are doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox with me (day 17!!!) will probably understand my new found love of green apples. For those of you not familiar with the program, fruits are limited to those that don’t taste overly sweet and green apples fall into this category. I’ve found that the farther along in the 21 days that I get, the sweeter the green apples taste. And this green applesauce is no exception.
So this is basically the easiest recipe ever because all you have to do is throw everything in the crock pot and you’re good to go. Well, I guess you do have to peel the apples which is kind of a pain. Unless you like peel-y applesauce. More power to you if you do. If you’re like me, however, and you prefer the non peel-y variety of applesauce, just make your husband do it. Or your kids. That’s what they’re there for right? Kidding…kinda 😉 Your applesauce is done cooking when the apples are soft and it all just blends together with a spoon. It should be roughly the consistency of store bought applesauce. I wanted mine a little thicker so I cooked it for an extra 30 minutes with the lid off to cook off some of the liquid. This is optional though.
The hardest thing about this recipe is not eating the entire batch of applesauce in one sitting! Obviously gorging on 6 apples would kind of go against the idea of doing a sugar detox. (And by kind of I mean totally). So make sure you’re only taking in one serving at a time. Unless you’re not doing the 21 DSD, in which case feel free to gorge to your heart’s content.
I used this slow cooker green applesauce to make an apple cinnamon version of my Banana Coconut Macaroons and it turned out fantastic. I can’t decide which version I like more. I shared the recipe for my Apple Cinnamon Macaroons over on Eat Drink WOD so if those sound like something you’d like to eat, make this applesauce first and then head on over to Kristin’s blog for the macaroon recipe.
- 6 green apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in the crock pot
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours
- Remove lid and cook on high for additional 30 minutes to thicken (optional)
For all my fellow 21 DSDers, I hope this recipe gets you through those tougher days when all you want is to dive into a bowl of cereal even though you haven’t had cereal in like two years. Or does that only happen to me?
In vibrant health,