Great things are discovered by complete accident and this was one of them for me! I started out by trying to find a healthy snack for my husband's late night cravings since he decided that his usual bowl of ice cream MIGHT be putting pounds around the waist? As shocked as I WASN'T, I was on a quest! I have an abundance of ground almonds from making almond milk and I needed to get rid of them, so I originally was going to make almond butter. But I couldn't get it to the right consistency because I have a really small food processor that basically sucks. I had just bought a tub of fresh strawberries and for whatever cooking-genius reason, I wondered if I could mix it all together to make a delicious fruity nut butter!
At a consultation with a naturopath about my need to gain weight, eat more and improve my relationship with food, she advised me to have a treat as an afternoon snack. What I really wanted to make was a raw chocolate bar but didn't have enough ingredients to make lots, or any trays to set it in, so I made these crunchy things as a kind of experiment. I haven't tasted the finished product yet as they're still freezing but the bits I tasted whilst making it were yum! The photo doesn't really do them justice, they look a lot more decadent in real life!
Mango season is here and it's always exciting when my favorite fruit is so abundant! This pudding is my recovery pudding after a workout. It's alkaline and uses maca to help recovery. It's delicious! I have this in my fridge all the time - with seasonal fruits.