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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Celebrate July 4th with a Luscious Red, White, and Blue Dessert




Prepare a colorful strawberry, blueberry, and coconut dessert to celebrate Independence Day or any day you want a healthful treat. You're sure to see smiles on the faces of family and guests as you look round your dinner or picnic table, if you serve it. This three ingredient recipe is a snap to assemble. Just follow the steps below.

Ingredients:

1 Quart Organic Strawberries or about 16 oz. of berries that are lightly washed in cool water and hulled (see links below)
1 Quart Organic Blueberries or about 16 oz. that are washed in cool water
1 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut (either fine or coarsely shredded)




Read what Molly Watson @ http://about.com says about washing and hulling strawberries.





4 hulled strawberries



What to Do:

1. Wash and hull strawberries and wash blueberries as described above. Place them in a medium-sized glass bowl and mix them together.
2. Sprinkle the berries with coconut flakes.
3. Insert serving spoons into bowl and place on your holiday table or portion out into individual dessert dishes for a more formal touch.

Strawberries and blueberries contain many healthful elements. They are high in vitamin C and phytonutrients and have no cholesterol. The shredded coconut provides fiber, iron, and healthy fat that satisfies and staves off hunger. 


Look at the links below for additional nutrition facts from Driscolls.com


Nutrition facts about blueberries


Serve this color rich dessert to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4th or on any day you want to have fun topping off your meal with a red, white, and blue dessert.







Before you go, please ask yourself how often you serve summer berries, those you find at a farmer's market, pick in a home garden, or purchase at a local shop. Produce loses nutrients the longer you keep it, so please serve within a day or two of purchase. What are your favorite ways to serve strawberries and blueberries? Please share about that by leaving a comment on this blog. I'd love to learn about your favorite recipes and concerns.

Here's the quotation for today from Jordin Sparks:

"I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an 'errie' in it!"
Read more at Brainyquotes.com

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy,
    I am always so happy when my favorite organic berries are plentiful and in season in my town! I just enjoyed a large bowl of fresh organic strawberries this morning in coconut milk yogurt. Your light and lovely berry bowls with coconut flakes really hit the spot. Happy 4th of July and thank you for sharing this lovely treat at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks Deborah. It was a pleasure to hop on board. Funny, I had strawberries in soy yogurt for breakfast. Guess we both wanted to start the day off to a delicious start. Happy July 4th to you. Nancy A.

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  2. Nancy, this looks refreshing and delicious! (Not to mention decidedly patriotic for the 4th...) :-) Love it!

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    1. Thanks Lee for your feedback. Any special plans for the July 4th weekend? I wanted to go hiking and I did that earlier this morning. Whatever else I do is good enough for me. Need down time to relax. Happy July 4th! Nancy A.

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