Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Flax-Kefir Berry Dessert

This is another simple recipe I created after wanting to eat something tasty and satisfying. This healthy treat has been what I look forward to eating once ... or twice (and have to refrain myself from eating thrice) every day the last week or so.

Here's the recipe:

Flax-Kefir Berry Dessert
(serves 2)

2 Tbsp Golden Flax Seeds, ground
4 Tbsps Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
3 Tbsps Soaked Almonds
1 1/2 Tbsp melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Sprinkle of Sea Salt

1 cup Fresh or thawed Raspberries
2 Tbsp Golden Flax Seeds, ground
3/4 cup Raw Milk Kefir
1/4 dropper full of Berry flavored Stevia extract
(or 1/2 tsp of raw honey or raw, organic agave)

1. Place kefir in bowl. Grind 2 Tbsp of flax seed for 2 seconds in coffee grinder. Mix flax seeds into kefir. Add sweetener. Cover and set aside. (This mixture won't ever become super thick - but it does thicken some.)

2. Create crust by grinding up coconut, flax seeds and nuts in coffee grinder until fine. Place in serving bowl. Add sprinkle of salt and melted coconut oil. Mix together.

3. Press into bottom of bowl. Add more of dry ingredients or coconut oil to create desired consistency. (The flax seeds will harden and thicken this crust after 30 - 60 minutes.)

4. Allow kefir and crust to sit for 30-60 minutes to allow thickening to occur. (However, this step can be skipped.)

5. After waiting time is up; spoon raspberries onto crust.

6.Pour kefir-flax mixture on top. Drizzle any remaining berry juice on top.

* Allowing the berries and kefir to warm up to room temp. allows this dessert's splendid tastes to really come through.

I just had a bowl and I already want another!

This recipe is incredibly healthy for so many good reasons: it contains the benefits of coconut oil, flax seeds, flax mixed with dairy, extra nutrition from soaked nuts, it's high in fiber and contains anti-oxidants and nutrients from those lovely red raspberries - enjoy!

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