Tag Archives: Berries

Categories Recipes, Snacking

A Super Fast Blueberry Sauce

A Super Fast Blueberry Sauce

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Great for topping a pile of pancakes, as crepes filling, spreading over toast or just eating with a teaspoon straight from the jar, this gorgeous deep purple sauce will have you making it again and again. It’s easy, quick, nutritious and delicious without unnecessary additives we find in the store-bought versions
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • A small pot
  • A mason jar or a medium size serving dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chia seeds or more for a jam texture - see notes

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen blueberries in a small pot and cook on medium-high heat until the blueberries are starting to thaw and are releasing some liquids.
  • Add about ¼ cup water and simmer until blueberries are softened and starting to break.
  • Add ¼ cup honey or maple syrup, stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Add ¼ cup chia seeds, mix and set aside to thicken for about 20 minutes.

Notes

This sauce can be thickened and used as a jam by adding more chia seeds - Instead of ¼ cup consider ½ a cup.
This sauce or jam is best fresh but leftovers can be kept in the fridge and eaten within a day or two.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

Antioxidant Pink Power

Antioxidant Pink Power

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Antioxidants help fight free radicals in our bodies. Although our magical body has the ability to do that on its own, a little help can go a long way. This gorgeous pink smoothie provides our body with such mighty little fighters. A real beauty from within.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 cup raspberries or mixed berries frozen
  • ½ banana fresh or frozen, peeled
  • 1 handful spinach etc.)
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • ½ avocado skin removed
  • 1-2 Medjool dates more if you prefer sweeter
  • ½ cup ice optional

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water or milk if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

This smoothie is best consumed as soon as possible after prep to take the most advantage of its benefits.