How about the combo of blueberries with orange in the vest of a velvety cream of fruity goodness that you can consume as a dessert but also for breakfast?
And what about having the added bonus of vitamins and fibre from vegetables hidden in there?
Then this blueberry-orange parfait might just be the thing for you!
I developed this recipe quite a few years ago, when I was eating predominantly raw food. I have to say, I did feel pretty awesome during that period and I want to go back to incorporate more raw food again into my diet. I will never be a 100% raw foodie, as there are too many wonderful recipes out there that I love or want to try out hat require heat in some form. But consuming more raw veggies plus fruits and nuts and seeds definitely has a very beneficial impact on my health and that’s what I need right now.
And this season, towards the end of spring, start of summer is the easiest time to do this.
So without further explanations to keep us from the goodies, here is the recipe. Maybe you want to try out more raw food as well. This is a perfect finish to a heavier meal and can be easily adapted with other types of fruit to make endless variations. It can also be a delicious and healthy breakfast option.
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
- Yields: 2 people
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 cup zucchini/courgette (peeled and chopped)
- 2 dates, pitted
- 2 TBS orange juice
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- 1 TBS almond butter
- 1/2 tsp grated ginger or minced ginger
- ½ tsp orange zest (keep a couple of strands for decoration)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of Stevia or 3-4 drops of liquid Stevia
- Pinch of himalayan or sea salt
Directions: Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend into a smooth cream. Blend for a little longer than you would normally do, since blueberries have a lot of natural pectin, which, when released, helps this parfait to get the right consistence. Serve in glass bowls and decorate with some extra strands of orange zest. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. I hope you enjoy it!