These recipes are super simple and can be made using a variety of fruits or whatever you have on hand. Simply add all ingredients into a blender, process, pour onto your dehydrator sheets and walk away! These dehydrated fruit leathers are a refreshing taste to take on a hike or backpacking trip; they pack well, taste great, and provide the right amount of protein, minerals, and antioxidants to keep you going.
Try adding these secret ingredients to your leathers to keep them full of yummy and nutritious contents without realizing it!
Spinach – This fairly tasteless leafy green is a great addition to any fruit leather recipe. Spinach is packed full of vitamin K, vitamin A, Magnesium, iron, B2, calcium, etc. the list goes on and on! It’s also an anti-inflammatory property, helping your body stay healthy during or after any injury or in defense of viruses,bacteria, and damaged tissue.
Nut Butters – We love peanut butter or almond butter. Adding your favorite nut butter to your fruit leather not only adds a delicious nutty flavor, but also provides protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Protein Powder – The bitter sweet of fruit can help mask the strong flavor of different protein powders. The powder also adds an interesting texture to the leathers that we like, it gives the leathers more of a chewy and dense texture.
Cinnamon – The health benefits of cinnamon are wonderful, especially for active athletes or adventures! It helps to reduce inflammation, oxidation stress and ease muscle soreness. It pairs wonderfully with most all fruits and you most likely already have it in your kitchen.
Add some Crunch:
Looking for a little crunch in your leather? Add some of these ingredients to the top of your fruit leathers before putting them into the dehydrator for that added somethin somethin!