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3.18.2013

Dehydrated Carrots


Go out and buy a whole bunch of carrots.
I bought five pounds of organic carrots from COSTCO the other day and made 3 cups of dehydrated carrot.......holy cow that was fast!  It wasn't too much work to get this vitamin packed carrot powder.  Let me show you. 

 STEP# 1 & 2 - Use a powerful blender or food processor to puree your washed and diced raw carrots.  Spread the puree over the dehydrator sheet.
 STEP #3 dehydrate on high for about 5 hours or until the carrot puree is crispy.
 STEP #4 gather up your dehydrator sheet and pour the dry puree back into the blender.

TA-DA all done.  Now what can you use this stuff for?

WAYS TO USE YOUR DEHYDRATED CARROTS


#1 add it to your smoothies

#2 add it to carrot cake, muffins, cookies
 When I made Elena's Pantry GF Almond Carrot Cake , I added one cup of dehydrated carrots and one cup of applesauce to replace the 3 cups of raw shredded carrots.  That carrot cake recipe makes the best muffins.  Give it a try.

#3 add it to your favorite waffle recipe 
 I added about 1/2 cup of the carrot powder to replace a half cup of the almond flour in my waffle recipe.  If you would like to give my waffle recipe a try CHICK HERE.

I figured the carbohydrates out to be about 4g per Tablespoon of carrot powder.

I am sure you can think of many more uses for this wonderful vegetable powder.  Let me know what you come up with.  I tried doing this with other starchy vegetables with great success.  Beets worked brilliantly.  I bet you could do this with spinach or kale?  Sky is the limit.  GO GET A DEHYDRATOR!

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