Monday, July 4, 2011

Tutti Fruity Raw Summer Sweets


The summer sun has me craving cold fruity treats. I've been chowing down on lots of watermelon, stone fruits, banana ice cream, and sipping on watermelon lemonade. Soon the wild blueberries will be out and I'll be in tenth heaven.

Yesterday I whipped up this frosty smoothie for an outdoor lunch on my dock. It was a scorcher outside so this was just the drink to cool me down. Substitute your favorite fruits for the peaches and mango if you like.

Frosty Fruity Smoothie

1 - 1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 large frozen banana
1/2 cup chopped frozen mango
1/2 cup chopped peaches
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
Stevia, to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth and frosty.

This Strawberry Cheesecake with Glazed Mango Strawberry Topping went to a friend the other day. You can find the recipe HERE, with the addition of shredded coconut to the trust and chopped mango/strawberry tossed with berry sauce.

A Banana Chia Pudding Parfait was my Sunday Brunch recently. It's a basic chia pudding layered with banana vanilla soft serve (frozen bananas and pure vanilla extract blended until smooth), goji berries, frozen/thawed wild blueberries, and coconut vanilla crunch granola. I like how the blueberry juice bleeds into the ice cream. It was light and cooling in the heat.


It's a basic chia pudding layered with banana vanilla soft serve (frozen bananas and pure vanilla extract blended until smooth), goji berries, frozen/thawed wild blueberries, and coconut vanilla crunch granola. I like how the blueberry juice bleeds into the ice cream. It was light and cooling in the heat.


Oh, and I can't forget the Carob Pudding I enjoyed for dessert last week. Carob is such an amazing food - hence the reason I devoted a whole recipe book to it, lol. Anyway, during my regular breaks from cacao, carob does the trick in curing my cravings. The carob nut cups are still my favorite though. If you haven't tried them, you ought to!


On the note of summer, friends and I took a trip to the park last weekend. We enjoyed a picnic and had heaps of fun lounging on the beach, in the water, horsing around, and walking through the woods.




I hope you're having a fun summer too!

10 comments:

The Annessa Family said...

These all look absolutely yummy!

Brooke Annessa
www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com

Ela said...

Fruit is such a blessing at this time of year (and all year)... I love all the beautiful things you're doing with it.

Wish it was as warm up here!
love
Ela

shannonmarie said...

Mmmm ... I want a parfait. Looks like you're having fun. Thanks for sharing your day. You look great!

Pure2raw twins said...

your chia parfait looks great!!

love the photos of you guys...fun!

Heather Pace said...

Thanks ladies! Isn't summer so fun?! :)

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

soooo beautiful - those are the most delightful and fun desserts ever. Summer rawks :)

Anonymous said...

hi heather,
are you still eating meat? as someone who read your health updates a few months back, and posts on your other blog, i'm very curious to hear what you're up to in this regard.
all the best :)
lena

Liz said...

Ohmygosh! The cheesecake looks so delish, and the parfait looks great too! :)

Heather Pace said...

Lena, Yes I still receive emails from people asking about my health/current diet. Ive been meaning to write a post about it. I think I will today!

Bianca Tamburello said...

These raw summer treats look amazing and the pictures are gorgeous. You're an artist!