I know I said that my next post was going to be a health progress report (it's half written), but I've been racing against the clock these days to cater heaps of food.
Mango Berry Pudding Parfait
Here's my easy peasy strawberry pudding, which works as a template for any fruit. This time I paired it with mango and peach pudding for a summertime parfait! For my catering menu last week, kiwi, strawberries, and an almond coconut mixture were layered together for a color and flavor explosion (no time to snap a pic of that). The Ontario peaches are ripe and I'm taking advantage. They're beautifully juicy and flavorful!
3 cups diced strawberries*
1 1/4 cups cashews
2-4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup liquid sweetener
Pinch of salt
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust!
Yum yum, make your parfait!
Mango Peach Pudding
On another occasion I used an abundance of raspberries from the garden to create a simple parfait. In the bottom of the glass I spooned a mixture of blended and whole berries, followed by the mango peach pudding and more berries.
Speaking of raspberries, we've had a bumper crop this year! There have been necessary daily trips to the stalks to pick baskets to be eaten fresh and many to be frozen for the winter. What a treat!
With more berries on the menu, a Peach Banana Raspberry Smoothie was a sweet breaky the other day. Frozen bananas, water, fresh peach, ice, stevia, and tocotrienols all blended up with lots of raspberries floating throughout.