Apples and the famous quote “an apple a day keep the doctor away”. I do believe it’s a nice quote to remind us about our fruits!
So I must say I’m not the biggest fan of bitting an apple down the hall or outside the office, just because! But I do love apple juice, apple sauce and anything related to apples, and yes I do eat whole apples but I try to have them at breakfast specially because I am able to chop it down into little pieces.
Some fun facts about apples:
- A small apple (like the one below) contains about 10 grams of fructose, which is the only source of energy it has.
- About 10% of our daily need of fiber
- Water makes up an 86% of the apple itself.
- So yeah making the math you will get about 60 calories by eating an apple, really low for all the other benefits you will get
- It’s not the greatest or biggest source of other nutrients but it does have Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese, that come in great with a well balanced diet.
This apples are about 119 g each just so you get the idea of a portion size
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs lemon juice
1/3 cup of brown and white sugar (combined)
1/4 tsp salt
1. Peal the apples and cut them taking out the core. (oh yeah remember that many of the fiber is in the apple’s shell, so that’s another benefit to having the whole apple, just this time we will enjoy a different preparation)
2. Add the remaining ingredients into a pot
3. Mix well and simmer for 15-20 minutes
4. Process in food processor
5. Feel free to enjoy it with ice cream or with greek yogurt for vegetarians or traditional dairy eaters, or as a delicious dessert.
6. Oh! remember it’s a treat, that means CONTROL YOUR PORTION!