Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

peach fruit leather

THE PERFECT WAY TO ENJOY PEACHY PLEASURE OUT OF SEASON!

It’s hard to improve on the simple perfection and deliciousness of a peach, but, if you’re experiencing abundance, there’s nothing that will get the kids more excited than a batch of fruit leather made in the Breeze Food Dehydrator. It has a similar texture and taste as sugar confectionary but it is simply guilt-free, pure, concentrated, fruit goodness. With no nasties. This method is close to raw and has nothing more than, straight-up 100% peach, making them a great healthy snack for instant energy.

If you’re familiar with the boxed kind, then you might be rightfully wary. Store-bought fruit leather or fruit roll-ups are a scary concoction of sugars, fillers, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and, marketing aside, far from what nature intended.

Peaches are seriously good for you, being both vitamin and mineral rich. A long slow dehydration will preserve the nutrients but transform the texture into stretchy, chewy, bendy fruit candy. Kids will go mad for this stuff! Trust me, no added sweetener is needed. So really, there’s no reason to ever consider the boxed brands when making your own is so insanely simple! 

homemade peach fruit leather

SKIN OR NO SKIN?

We chose to leave the peach skin on for added nutrition and fibre. Blending the fruit, skin and all, in the Vibe Blender renders the skins unnoticeable. But the decision is yours. Removing the skin may be preferable if using conventional store-bought fruit. Unless you know the source or are using organic, peaches are typically sprayed with pesticides. In any case, thoroughly wash the fruit beforehand to be sure the skins are clean.

peach fruit leather

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