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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Create a Colorful Red, White, and Blue Dessert 1,2,3

Nowadays, many of us make plans to get together with family and friends during the Memorial Day Weekend for picnics, cookouts, or other gatherings. Want the perfect dessert to serve at your party? It uses fruits that are at the peak of ripeness and flavor right now. 

You're sure to see smiles on the faces of family and guests as you serve this colorful red, white, and blue dessert at your dining or patio table. A three ingredient recipe that's relatively inexpensive, a snap to assemble, and packed with 3 healthful ingredients. What more could you ask? Just follow the 3 steps below.


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 shares 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.

This is a Berry Good Dessert

Strawberries and blueberries contain many healthful elements. They're high in vitamin C, phytonutrients, and contain no cholesterol. Shredded coconut provides fiber, iron, and healthy fat to satisfy and stave off hunger. 

Look at the links below for additional nutrition facts from

Nutrition facts about blueberries

Take some time this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor those Americans who are our war dead. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Serve this color rich dessert to honor the red, white, and blue. In fact, serve it anytime you want to top off your meal with a delicious and healthful finale.

For a More Formal Look, Serve in Goblets

Before you go, ask yourself how often you serve summer berries. Do you purchase them at a farmer's market, pick them from your home garden, or purchase at a local shop? Berries lose nutrients and spoil, the longer you keep them it. Serve within a day or two of purchase. What are your favorite ways to serve strawberries and blueberries? Have you made plans for this weekend or is your plan to relax and kick back? Leave questions, comments, and/or share this berry recipe. Sharing is caring and I care about you. Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone.

Here's the quotation for today from Jordin Sparks:

"I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an 'errie' in it!"

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  1. Yum! This looks really good. I may have to try this one.
    Found your post today on SHINE.
    Hope you have a great weekend~

  2. Thanks Melanie for your comment. Isn't it a fun party? Wishing you a great Memorial Day Weekend and Many Blessings, Nancy A.

  3. Wow how simple, and I thought the white was going to be coconut milk whip cream.

    1. Yes, simple, colorful and delicious.Thanks Joyce for your comments. Wishing you and your family a great Memorial Day Weekend. Nancy A.

  4. HI Nancy,
    I love your message of reminding people of honoring our veteran's. I love this simple, colorful, and healthy dessert. I will be using organic frozen strawberries to make homemade coconut milk ice-cream. Usually I try to buy local but the strawberries in our area are not ready yet especially since it has been such a cold Spring. Sharing! Have a healthy happy & blessed Memorial Day weekend!

    1. Wish I could taste that dessert too. Sounds wonderful. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed Memorial Day Weekend too. Nancy A.

  5. WHat a simple, fresh delight. I really want to make this! Thanks Nancy.

    1. Thanks Krista. And Have a Great Weekend Krista. Nancy A.

  6. Nancy,
    I love this idea for the red , white, and blue theme for the holiday. You just proved that healthy food can be delicious and festive too. This time of the year I pick fresh berries at my CSA and I usually try to eat some as soon as I pick them for the greatest benefits!

    1. Know what you mean about eating berries as soon as they are picked. There's nothing like it! Have a Beautiful Memorial Day Weekend and wishes for Good Health to you. Nancy A.

  7. I love healthy snacks like this - and yes, the colors are perfect for the upcoming holidays! Love the combo strawberries, blueberries and shredded coconut flakes - super yummy! Pinning!

    1. Thanks Ilka for your kind words and support. Wish you a fun summer.Any special plans?

  8. Mmmmm, this looks so festive and delicious!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop). I hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

    1. Thanks Jennifer for reaching out to me. I will be back again. Have a fun summer. Any special plans?

  9. Such a yummy and patriotic dessert! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious Colorful Red, White, and Blue Dessert recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I'm pinning and sharing.

    1. Hi Deborah. Had a great time at your Potluck Party and are sure to be back again. Pinned many of the posts, because the are super fun to see. Have a great summer. Any special plans?

  10. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up, Pinned :-)

    1. Thanks Angela. It was my pleasure. Wishing you a GREAT rest of the week.


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