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Raw Fig Pudding 

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Description:
This is so delicious. The figs gives us some iron, the flax gives us some omegas, and the bananas provide us with some potassium.

More about the health benefits of figs:
Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fibre. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. Dried figs contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg.






Ingredients:
6 dried figs
3 ripe bananas
2 Tbsp ground flax
1-cup water
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup raisins


Directions:
Soak figs and flax in water overnight.
Puree soaked mixture in a blender with bananas and cinnamon.
Pour in dessert dishes, stir in raisins, refrigerate, and serve.


Special Diet: Vegetarian, High Iron, Low Fat, High Fibre, High Omega Fats


Category: Desserts

Submitted By: From Maureen Terrey from Vernon.



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