Why? Perfect for summer, when you feel like a smooth, berry-boost!
Valuable energy supply from the right fats (non hydrogenated, can help our immune, cardiovascular & hormonal systems, plus our metabolism, skin and even promotion of weight loss), low glycaemic (slow-release) nutrients, fibre (can help us to absorb more from our food as it travels slowly through our bodies), vitamins (including K – to help with the health of our red blood cells, and C – for childhood growth, cell protection) and minerals (including Manganese & Copper – can protect our cells and help with our memory)
When? Ideal for breakfast – neat or over your muesli or your gRAWnola (keep your eyes peeled for the GRAWnola recipe!)
Ingredients – makes enough for 2 glasses
2 cups plain coconut yoghurt
½ cup blueberries (can be frozen)
3 medjool dates – pre-soaked for 3 hours in filtered water, de-stoned and drained just before use (set the drained-off fluid aside)
Pinch of ground sea salt
Optional extra (for a thicker mix) – 1/4 cup cashews plus 1/4 cup sunflower seeds – pre-soaked overnight in filtered water, rinsed and drained just before use
What to do
Place all your ingredients, including half of the dates-water into your blender and process until creamy smooth. If you like – slowly add the rest of the dates-water to find the thickness you prefer.
Keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
Top tips for your perfect Berry Bliss
• Looks stunning with a few pre-soaked sunflower seeds, blueberries or peppermint leaves on top. Or sprinkled with bee pollen, and even grated raw chocolate.
• Works well with orange segments (peeled) instead of the blueberries.
• Include organic where possible. If that’s not possible, use extra soaking time if you can, and rinse well.
• Pop any leftovers (really?) in a sealed BPA-free container in the fridge and finish within 2 days.
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Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, certified raw, vegan, gluten-free chef, educator, writer and health coach. She lives in Auckland with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.