Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers

Raw-Vegan-Carrot-and-Flax-Crackers If you like to juice, you know the dilemma about what to do with the pulp…especially beautiful, bright orange carrot pulp.

Why, how about making some easy Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers that are grain-free, gluten-free and flourless!

I’ve been guilty on more than one occasion of either being in a hurry or just too lazy to do anything with my juice pulp other than throw it away.

But the last time I made fresh juice, I had a change of heart.

And, I found this yummy recipe for raw crackers that uses all that valuable carrot pulp.

So I just basically put everything in my Vitamix, added the seeds, stirred everything and then spread it out over a dehydrator tray and the next day…I’m good to go!

I made a fresh batch of my chickpea hummus (I didn’t sprout the chickpeas this time though) and enjoyed a healthy snack with my boys.

No more wasted pulp and a super nutritious snack as a bonus!

 

 

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5 Fast Facts About Carrots:*

  • helps improve eyesight
  • can help prevent heart disease
  • rich in antioxidants
  • helps flush toxins from the body
  • 1 cup contains 407.6% dv of vitamin A and 13.6% dv of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Tomatoes:*

  • high in lycopenes (cancer-fighting agents)
  • super high in beta-carotene
  • excellent antioxidant
  • high in vitamin K and A
  • high in chromium

5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:*

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • contains soluble and insoluble fiber
  • super high in lignans
  • provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benfits
  • provides cardiovascular benefits

5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:*

  • excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids (700% more than salmon)
  • contains easily digestible protein
  • more antioxidants than flax seeds or blueberries
  • 100% more essential amino acids than salmon
  • contains 500% more calcium than milk

5 Fast Facts About Sesame Seeds:*

  • high in calcium at 35% dv
  • excellent antioxidant
  • can help lower cholesterol
  • reduces inflammation
  • high in iron at 29% dv and copper at 73% dv

5 Fast Facts About Lemon Juice:*

  • extremely alkaline
  • excellent blood purifier
  • great for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful antibacterial properties

 

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Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups organic carrot pulp
  • 1/2 cup organic flax seeds (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 - 1 organic tomato
  • 1 organic lemon (freshly juiced)
  • 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cups purified or filtered water

Directions

Step 1 Put all ingredients except the sesame seeds and chia seeds in a Vitamix and process until well blended.

Pour the liquified mixture into a medium sized bowl and add the sesame seeds and chia seeds and stir gently.

Spread the mixture onto the Paraflexx lining on a dehydrator tray and spread evenly (not too thin).

Dehydrate at 105 degrees for approximately 10 - 12 hours.

Transfer to a mesh tray and continue to dehydrate for an additional 2 - 4 hours or until firm and crisp.

Cut into cracker shapes and store in an air-tight container to keep them hard.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe source:  http://foodsforlonglife.blogspot.com/2011/10/dont-throw-out-carrot-pulp-it-has.html

 

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12 comments to Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers

  • Amy

    Your crackers look delicious and sound so healthy! I don’t have a dehydrator, but I wish I did… I’m drooling just looking at your photos!

    • Karielyn

      Hi Amy! I’ve seen this before although I have never tried it, but you could try making them in the oven with the temp at the very lowest setting.

      You’d probably have to make sure you really get all the juice out of the carrot pulp though because the dehydrator is what removes the moisture and makes them crisp.

      Thank you for visiting and hope you see something you’d like to try ;)

  • Wow – these crackers look incredible! I have a dehydrator, but I don’t have a juicer. Is there way to get a pulp-like consistency without one or to use grated carrots instead?

    • Karielyn

      Hi Melissa! I haven’t tried this, but you should be able to take some grated carrots (grate them very fine with a micro-plane grater or even a food processor) and try that.

      If there is too much juice/liquid afterwards, try to squeeze it out the best you can and if you can’t, just adjust the amount of water in the recipe accordingly.

      That way, you would still be getting the benefit of live, raw carrots.

      I hope that works and if it does, I’d love for you to come back and let me know ;)

  • Jean

    I need your help. I have gone to the Beyond Organics website and it takes me in a loop and I cannot figure out how to order the EA Sprouted Seven. Please help. I would love to support you. Jean

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Jean! I’m really sorry…I need to update the recipe ingredients. Beyond Organic has discontinued that product and it is no longer available. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time and effort to order from my site :)

      The EA Sprouted Seven isn’t vital to the recipe, but I added it to give the crackers extra nutrition. You could substitute with extra ground flax seeds, hemp seeds or even nutritional yeast.

      Thank you for reminding me I need to update the recipe, I thank you for trying ;)

  • Jane

    Hi Karielyn: I have made this recipe over and over again. I eat them with homemade hummus, and your cilantro dip recipe. I’ve tried other raw vegan cracker recipes, but these are my repeat go-to cracker. I love them. Thank you!

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Jane! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy the crackers! I especially love that they are made with leftover carrot pulp, which I just hate to throw away.

      Thanks for trying out the recipe and for letting me know you liked it…I really appreciate it ;)

  • Hi! Is your carrot pulp just leftover from juicing? Would it work if I just blended up whole carrots in my food processor?

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Kendall! Yes, I was using the carrot pulp leftover from juicing (because I just hate throwing it away!) but I think it would work if you processed them in a food processor very finely, or even used a grater.

      When you put everything into a Vitamix (or high speed blender), it will mix all together to a paste-type consistency that you will be able to spread onto the dehydrator sheets.

      So you might even be able to put small pieces of cut up carrots into a Vitamix since it will all get blended up anyway (look at the photo of the mixture in the Vitamix…it’s really not a pulp-like texture anymore).

      I hope you are able to get one of those options to work and are able to enjoy them because they are really good ;)

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