It's the weekend! Any cool plans? I'm off to a friend's wedding shower tomorrow, with a raw pie in hand (will post that soon).
Here's one of my favorite summer treats. It's light, easy, and works well with any fruit. It's also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side - too bad that I didn't have any this time around. I have a fridge and freezer full of freshly picked blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries... I'm so grateful for all this abundance!
Mango Berry Crumble
2 cups diced mango
2 cups diced strawberries
2 cups blueberries
Extra handful strawberries
Blend the handful of strawberries until smooth.
Toss all ingredients together.
Spread the berries into the bottom of a 9"x 9" pan.
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted, packed dates
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup ground oat groats
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
In a food processor, grind all ingredients together into a crumbly, yet moist texture.
If you want the mixture to press together a bit better, add a few teaspoons of water.
Evenly spread the crumble over the berries.
Serve immediately, chill for a few hours, or dehydrate for a few hours until warm.
Go eat some berry crumble! Here's another dessert I've recently whipped up - a simple blueberry pie. No recipe, just a "throw together". A walnut date crust, a layer of diced mango, and a blueberry filling which consisted of blueberries, young coconut pulp, lemon juice, maple syrup, and chia seed.
My best friend Lauren (who is also the graphic designer for my ebooks), returned home last week for a very short visit. It was so great to see her outside of email and the skype box!
We picked sugar snap peas in my yard - they're out in full force now!