Archive for August, 2014

Raw Peach & Blueberry Crisp

Aug. 24th 2014

 

Peaches

 

Maybe it’s because I grew up in the South. Or it could be because those little orbs have such sunny, happy colors. To me, nothing signifies summer more than a peach, so juicy, you have to stand over the kitchen sink to eat it.  If I were stranded on a deserted island with only one food, please, please make it a peach!

Peaches are not only delicious, they are good for you too!  Did you know that peaches contain calcium?  Combine peaches with kale for a super calcium boost!  In addition to the calcium, peaches are an excellent source of vitamins A & C.  A cooling food, peaches are perfect for hot summer days.

I threw together this guilt-free Raw Peach & Blueberry Crisp for a gathering of friends. It was the perfect finish to a lovely dinner.  Unlike most traditional fruit crisps, this one is low in added sugars and gluten-free. If you want to make it vegan, substitute maple syrup for the local honey.

It also makes a lovely “dessert for breakfast” topped with a bit of Greek yogurt.

 

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Raw Peach & Blueberry Crisp

4 cups sliced peaches (about 7 peaches)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 teaspoon local honey

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine the lemon juice, vanilla, honey and cinnamon. Gently toss liquids with sliced peaches and blueberries. Place in square glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle nuts on top of fruit.                                                                                                                                                           

~ adapted from Whole Foods Raw Berry Crisp

Enjoy with the sun on your face and the warm breeze in your hair…..

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Deborah Buell | in Blog, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, summer | Comments Off

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