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Recipe by Elizabeth Peyton-Jones
- 60g Brazil nuts
- 60g almonds
- 40g apricots
- 40g raisins
- Juice of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 120g aduki beans or red kidney beans – cooked or tinned (washed and drained)
- 1 tbsp allspice 1 tsp cinnamon
In a blender or Thermamix, blend the Brazil nuts and almonds until they make a fine flour (if your blender is not strong enough, add the lemon and orange juices to help the blending process). If you want some larger nut pieces in the pudding, don’t mix it completely smooth – leave some of the cracked nuts.
Chop the apricots to the same size as the raisins. Add the raisins and apricots to the nut mixture. Add the orange and lemon juices to the fruit and nut mixture and blend. Leave to soak overnight. Next morning, blend the aduki beans until smooth. You can add a little water to help the blending process (although make sure it is no wetter than a paste). Add the beans along with the spices to the nut and dried fruit mixture and blend together.
Shape the pudding as you want it to be.
Store in the fridge. The pudding is tastier if you wait a couple of days before eating. Best eaten within a week.
Elizabeth Peyton-Jones is a health expert, dietitian and author. She promises to show you how to become more vital, look younger, have a leaner body, sleep better, feel calmer, sexier and more alive, by gaining control over your health and nutritional well-being. This can be found in her book, Eat Yourself Young (Quadrille, £12.99) is available from good bookshops or online from www.epjhealth.com
This delicious recipe is from the Winter 2012 issue of Get Fresh! magazine