3 Delicious Summer Fruit Recipes
Summer has some of the most delicious fruits and I honestly can’t get enough of them. These three treats not only celebrate some of the healthiest and most delicious summer fruits, but they are easy to make as well! Simply perfect on a warm summer day!
Cherries are low in calories, packed with antioxidants and B vitamins, and as an added bonus, they can help you sleep better. So, when you make this simple treat, you are not only getting the great benefits of chia seeds, but you are practically making a beauty serum.
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 -3 Tbsp water (add 1 first; add more as needed)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup pitted ripe cherries
- 1 - 2 Tbsp agave nectar/honey, or maple syrup (optional)
- Mix the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Add chia gel, cherries, and optional sweetener to a high powered blender.
- Gently blend, but do not completely liquefy. Mixture should be a thick jam.
- Pour into jam jars or serve.
- Refrigerate and eat within 1 week.
This delicious peach and apricot pancake topping that is absolutely delicious. Plus, peaches and apricots are packed with Vitamin A and lycopene which is an antioxidant that may help prevent heart disease. When it tastes this good, though, who needs an excuse?
- 2 peaches, halved and cubed
- 1 apricot, halved and cubed
- 1 ½ Tbsp cane sugar
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ¼ -1/2 cup sugar (depending on desired consistency)
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened.
- Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Berries and nectarines are quintessential summer treats. They are packed with vitamin c, antioxidants, fiber, and are associated with improved brain function. So, really, by making this dessert, you are making a smart (and delicious) choice!
- ¾ cup cashew meal
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking power
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 can light coconut milk
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- About 3 cups raspberries, blueberries, or nectarines.
- Non-dairy whipped cream of choice.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla in a chilled stand mixer bowl, whipping until slightly thickened.
- Incorporate the whip into the dry ingredients, incorporating.
- Scoop about ½ to ¾ cup batter, shape slightly into a round mound, and place onto a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then top with berries and whipped cream.
Kristin Jewell is a teacher who loves reading, spending time with her Great Dane and whipping up healthy vegetarian meals. She loves to share books, music, and recipes on her blog, Shelfishness.