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Blackberry Mousse

A quick end of summer fruit mousse.

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A this time of year I love to go blackberry picking, it reminds of a childhood growing up in leafy south east London. My cohorts and I would pick and eat the wild berries until we’d had our fill. In those days you didn’t buy berries at the supermarket. So whenever I see them growing I’m off with my container to experience the joy that harvesting food brings…

My granddaughter like to mash them with a fork to make a quick raw jam for topping. Of course there are so many simple and creative ways to incorporate berries into your diet, I’m thinking about how I’ll use up the rest and I’ll be back to pick some for freezing.

Todays recipe is a raw blackberry mousse, easy and simple to make with a blender.

I used:

1 cup fresh blackberries

1/4 cup blueberries

I tbsp baobab fruit powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp lime juice

I tbsp ground chia seed

1 tsp agar agar flakes

3 tbsp nut milk, (I used tiger nut milk), or more as necessary for mixture to combine in blender

Garnishes: I used dehydrated pitaya and strawberry with berries and hemp hearts

Do this:

Wash and prepare the fruit, add to your blender with the other ingredients, except the ground chia and agar agar.

Keep a few blackberries and blueberries back for garnishing.

Blend ingredients together until smooth, add more liquid, a little at a time if necessary to help the mixture to combine, then strain the mixture through a fine sieve. Return sieved mixture to the blender and combine with the ground chia and agar agar.

Immediately decant the fruit mixture into serving dishes and place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes. Garnish with fruit and other favourites (sprig of fresh mint, chopped nuts, hemp hearts etc.) and serve.

If you prefer your mousse a little sweet, you can use apple juice to blend, add soft dates, or a fruit syrup to taste.

Berries offers great nutritional value to your diet. They are high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant polyphenols, which may help to prevent and reduce symptoms of many chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068482/


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Dragonfruit (Pitaya) Bowl

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya and belongs to the cactus family.

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya and belongs to the cactus family.

Native to America’s, Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants. It is a perfect ingredient for your morning fruit bowl. The pink scaly outer skin encloses a white, yellow or red inner flesh, specked with black seeds, which is sweet in flavour and extremely refreshing. The seeds are rich sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for the body.

Here are 5 Delicious Ways for You to Try it:

  1. Scoop out the fleshy part.

  2. Slice or chop the flesh for fruit salads

  3. Juice it

  4. Blend it.

  5. Freeze it.

Try this pitaya bowl Recipe! The great thing about this recipe is that it is:

Nutrient-rich
Engages your sense of fun and creativity
Has great visual appeal
Tastes yummy!

Plus you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner…

You will need:

1/2 a dragon fruit

Small handful strawberries

1-2 drops DoTerra lemongrass essential oil (optional)

1/2 tbsp ground chia seeds

Just enough liquid to blend it up: almond milk, coconut water

Do this:

Add all ingredients to the blender and purée until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite fruit etc.  As you can see, I saved some of pitaya to top with, along with hemp hearts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, strawberries, dried shredded coconut, black currents and passion fruit.

Choose your Toppings:

When it comes to toppings, a few of my favorites include:

  • 2 tablespoons goji berries

  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats or your favorite granola

  • 1 tablespoon almonds, chopped

  • unsweetened finely shredded coconut

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Fresh fruit slices

  • Dried fruit

  • Cacao nibs

  • Coconut yogurt

Variations: You can blend different combinations as a base for your bowl.


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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions. 

Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

I'm in the Jamaican sun again, this time I'm staying in the city of Kingston. Loving my usual pastimes - family & friends, exploring ever more raw food, arts and culture.

The sunrise is so spectacular anywhere on earth and I love the promise it conveys for the start of a new day! This morning instead of the usual solo coconut water, I decided to create a new smoothie, which is vibrant with its superfood energy. 

So here you are, play with it and enjoy the sunrise wherever you are.

One Love,
Sistahintheraw x

 

SISTAHINTHERAW RAW SOUL FOOD RECIPES FOR A VIBRANT NEW YOU!

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To Celebrate my travels, look out for my new 'Raw Soul Food World Kitchen' recipe ebook coming to you soon.