mmmm…MoNdAy MuNcHiEs! 🙂
We have a thing on set called “crafty” or I guess the more formal name for it would be “craft services.” And if you’ve ever been on a movie set, you’ll learn quickly just exactly what it is. 🙂
Okay, I won’t leave you hanging, It is…a never ending world of snacks for everyone on set. The thinking behind it originally was that productions could get more mileage and hours out of cast & crew if they fed them.
I like to think of those snacks as the fuel that we need to keep us going. If we don’t look at it that way, we could easily snack on not-so-good things and find our bodies crashing instead. So to me, it’s vital to have healthy snacks on set, otherwise our work tends to lag as we tire and our energy becomes sapped.
But I don’t do crafty and don’t have any desire to, so I’m grateful for those who do, and especially when they get the vision and provide us great healthy snacks.
So this is a crafty snack that was inspired on a recent commercial shoot we both worked on. The crafty girl made them with cheesecake (with dairy, sugar, and who knows what else) and the entire crew went crazy. We never tried them, but didn’t forget them either. In fact I looked them over and decided then and there that I would put together another version that would be healthy, I mean why waste all of those luscious strawberries on anything less than healthy?!
NOTE: If you have nut allergies, you could replace the cashews in this with young coconut meat or sunflower seeds and get awesome results as well!
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RAW STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BITES
3-4 cups fresh organic strawberries
1 cup raw cashews (+a few extras to crumble onto the top of the finished berries)
1/4 cup lemon juice (plus a little more, if it needs to be thinned)
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Rinse and drain the strawberries
- Using a knife, cut out the stems, leaving a circular hole in the strawberries. Place them upright in a dish or pan.
- Place all remaining ingredients in a blender, and mix together well.
- Pour mixture into the strawberries
- Dust with crumbled cashews
And serve. The great thing about these cute little raw strawberry bites is that they not only make people feel special, they help to revive their energy, and help them to perform better. Store in the refrigerator.
Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!
Go enjoy them, share them, and let us know how they worked out for you–we LOVE getting your comments!