Strawberry Hibiscus Fruit Leather
You may remember my original strawberry fruit leather recipe that was pretty darn tasty. Well, I took it to the next level by taking out the refined sugar and adding beneficial hibiscus flower powder. Not only is this recipe kid-friendly, but it’s packed with nutrients. And when I say kid-friendly, I mean my family smashed these babies in one sitting!
Hibiscus is a not often utilized superfood that is good for so many things. Wisteria of Needful Things Natural Home and Body Care shared with me that besides being a natural food coloring, hibiscus “is one of the gentlest and among the most effective florals for lowering blood pressure, detoxifying the liver and kidneys and strengthening the lymphatic system, thereby strengthening the autoimmune system. It also has no contraindications, so it doesn’t interfere with any medications.”
Amazon is a good place to look for hibiscus flower powder, some herb shops or natural grocery stores may have it as well.
- 32 oz fresh strawberries
- 1 T lemon juice
- 3 T agave
- 1 T hibiscus flower powder
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, blend until completely smooth
- Place parchment paper over a dehydrator tray (I ended up using two trays)
- Slowly and carefully pour the purée onto the parchment-papered dehydrator tray and place tray(s) in dehydrator
- Dehydrate on 115 degrees for about 4 hours, or until the purée has the texture of fruit leather (dehydration times will vary)
If you’re lovin’ the flower vibes, try my simple Hibiscus Kombucha recipe too.
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