gut health apples

Gut Healing Stewed Apples

Apples are high in Pectin, a water soluble fibre. Pectin is a ‘prebiotic‘ food for our gut bacteria. The gut bacteria ferment the pectin and make short chain fatty acids (food for our gut wall)- thus helping to heal the gut.

gut health apples

Ingredients

  • 6 large green apples or 8 smaller apples (preferably organic)
  • 1/3 cup sultans/raisins
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: rind of 1/4 of a lemon or orange.

(makes 6-8 serves)

Method

  1. Core apples and cut into 3 cm chunks- leave the skin on.
  2. Add apples, sultanas, dried fruit, water and rind (if using) to a saucepan.
  3. Simmer on low heat for with the lid on, stirring regularly.
  4. When the apples are soft but still formed (approximately 15 mins), remove from the heat.
  5. Refrigerate when cool. They will last in the fridge for about 4 days.

Serving

Serve approximately 1 apples worth with Greek natural yoghurt (or Vaalia yoghurt for extra probiotics). Consume daily.

Add almonds (with skin on) and blueberries for an extra gut feeding hit.

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