Since we mark the unofficial start of summer at the end of this month I thought it would be fun to get a jumpstart on bikini season with some healthy recipes! When I’m looking for new ideas for delicious food that’s also actually good for me, I turn to my friend Sarah – a Bay Area Health Coach and all around beautiful soul – who is constantly inspiring me to be my best self. Or least cut down on my daily wine consumption. But in all seriousness, I’m so excited because she is bringing us a weekly recipe to help us get our glow on – from the inside out. Trust me, your summer-ready body will thank you.
Summer will be here before we know it, so I wanted to share some scrumptious recipes that will leave you feeling cool, light, energized, cleansed and glowing throughout the warmer months. As women, it’s important to nourish our bodies on a daily basis by maximizing the nutritional value of our meals so that we can be our best selves.
To kick off this six part series, I was inspired to make this berry-licious sweet treat using only the natural sugars from fresh fruit and a little bit of raw honey. Delight in every bite of this refreshing super food dessert that’s packed with nutrients, especially antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help to prevent pre-mature aging and skin damage from excess sun exposure.
Bountiful Berries served with Cashew Cream
Total time to make: 10 minutes
INGREDIENTS (all organic where possible)
1 cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen strawberries
Frozen black berries work well too
½ cup raw cashews
¼ cup pure water
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
2 tablespoon frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of sea salt
GARNISH: A dusting of cinnamon, a sprinkle of finely shredded mint leaves, a pinch of bee pollen, crunchy coconut flakes, and protein rich hemp seeds
For the cream, mix all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth (if you wish to thin it out a little, optionally add an extra splash of water)
Plate in your favorite bowls or fancy stemless wine glasses by first adding the frozen berries, and then topping with the cashew cream. Garnish away to your hearts content! Enjoy immediately while the berries are still frozen, or wait a little while until they soften up a bit.
Recipe inspired by Nutrition Stripped // photography by joe lee photo