A Lovely Ice Cream Cookie for Valentine’s Day

A Lovely Ice Cream Cookie for Valentine’s Day

Vanilla Ice Cream cookie with warm blueberries

I love the combination of blueberry, coconut and vanilla. You probably have seen this combination in my blueberry & vanilla soy milk oatmeal post. For this dessert I warmed up blueberries with cream of coconut and served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream served on a cookie.  The cookie’s ingredients support this dessert with flavors of coconut,  vanilla and chocolate chips. Topped with a thin slice of banana and chocolate shavings makes this dessert a very simple yet tasty treat for any occasion.

Ice cream cookie with blueberries

A Quick Journey into the History of Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s day is upon us we honor our spouses, partners or friends. We look to buy the biggest  and reddest roses, the best chocolate money can buy and send the  biggest cards out to our loved ones. It is truly a beautiful day to spend the evening together and celebrate a lovely friend ship or marriage. But where is this tradition originated and why are we celebrating Valentine’s day?

Did you know?

To make a long story short:  According to the history books and online archives. St. Valentine who lived around A.D. 270 was a priest from the Roman Catholic church who married  young soldiers before they went to war. The only problem was that the Emperor Claudius had forbidden soldiers to get married, because he thought these men are vulnerable and don’t make strong warriors compared to single men who have nothing to lose. St. Valentine ignored  these regulations and kept on marrying  soldiers in privacy. Once the Emperor Claudius heard of that he ordered St. Valentines to be killed. In his prison cell he was alleged visited by a maid to bring him food and drink. Before his death he wrote her a letter whith the ending words “from your Valentine”.  This is almost 2000 years ago. Tell me Culinary Traditions aren’t powerful? Of course there are other theories about St. Valentine, maybe you know a different one.

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

What will it be? Chocolate, Flowers or jewelry.

According to an online survey published on about flowers; men buy flowers, candies and chocolate to show their affection to a loved one, while women use this opportunity to honor their relation ships to mothers and female friends.  Chocolate is the most bought item for Valentine’s Day, followed by flowers and jewelry.  Valentine’s Day is the second busiest Holiday after Christmas. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Jar of chocolate chip cookies

 

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Recipe Type: Dessert, Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Author: Kraemers Culinary Blog
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough
  • 6 oz / 175 g / 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8.5 oz / 240 g / 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp cream of coconut
  • 2 egg
  • 3.5 oz / 100 g / 1 1/4 cup organic quick cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 12 oz / 345 g / 3 cups unbleached organic flour
  • 4.5 oz / 130 g / 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
  1. Blend butter, sugar, eggs and cream of coconut until well incorporated.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Scoop 1 1/2 oz cookie dough onto a greased baking pan, or on a silicon mat.
  4. Flatten dough with fingers or spoon.
  5. Bake at 365 degrees Fahrenheit or 185 degrees Celsius for 7-9 minutes.
  6. Place baked cookies on rack to cool.
Notes
I used a confection oven, which speeds up cooking time. For regular ovens add about 2-3 minutes baking time.

 

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

 

Warm Blueberries

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Author: Kraemers Culinary Blog
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Warm Blueberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream of coconut
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 5 oz / 140 g / 1 cup organic blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Orange liquor
Instructions
Warm Blueberries
  1. In a sauté pan melt all ingredients except berries and liquor over medium heat.
  2. Cook sugar mixture until it is reduced to half.
  3. Now add the blueberries.
  4. Once the blueberries come to a boil move pan away from fire and add the liquor.
  5. Bring blueberries one more time to a quick boil and serve immediately
Notes
Serve warm blueberries to your favorite ice creams or puddings. It also taste delicious with crepes, pancakes or French toast.

 

Cookies taste best after they have just cooled out. Although you can store them in a cookie jar and munch on them for days to come. For this dessert I served the cookies with vanilla ice cream and warm blueberries. Decorated with a slice of banana and chocolate shavings. You can create your own ice cream cookie with any type of berries and your favorite ice cream.

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Lovely vanilla Ice cream cookie

 

What are your favorite cookies?

What is your favorite dessert using cookies or ice cream?

Do you like warm blueberries or do you prefer other berries?

Do you celebrate Valentine’s day?

 

 

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Coffee Chocolate Mousse with a Very Berry Cherry Compote

Coffee Chocolate Mousse with a Very Berry Cherry Compote

I think chocolate – I eat chocolate – and – I crave chocolate all the time.  I don’t know what it is, but I think chocolate is addicting.  I have to admit I don’t care for the really cheap chocolate,  because they lack the cocoa that makes chocolate so good in the first place.  I know chocolate is not everyone’s favorite.  Like my wife doesn’t like  it at all. It’s really too bad because they say chocolate is an aphrodisiac. 🙂

Mousse au chocolate with berry compote

Chocolate Makes You Happy

Let’s be serious here – Chocolate has some great health benefits.  Whether it’s the flavonoids or the antioxidants,  chocolate has much more health benefits than any other candy.  Other benefits include reduced bad cholesterol, blood thinning properties, lower blood pressure,  it may even prevent diabetes.  And according to one study chocolate makes you feel good, what about that!  Did I mention it’s good for your skin, too. Though one thing is important here. To get all the health benefits of chocolate  one should stick to the dark one.  I know – milk  chocolate tastes sooo much better,  that’s because of the sugar.  So stick with dark chocolate.

Melting Chocolate

My First Love

Chocolate mousse was one of the first desserts I learned to make when I was in my apprentice ship more than twenty years ago.  Fond memories remind me when we created coffee chocolate mousse filled in homemade chocolate cups for 500 people.  It was then and still is my culinary passion that drove me through the gastronomic craziness (in a positive way).  With great excitement did me and my colleagues looked at our upcoming catering functions.  The more functions we had the more hyped we became.  Just before serving each course everyone was highly focused, one could hear a needle drop.  Once  the dinner is completed a feeling of relief and happiness as well as a sense of achievement kicks in. A great feeling it is – to serve our guest whether it’s in our own dining room or in a restaurant.

Molten Chocolate

I remember creating the chocolate cups from scratch,  which in today’s fast environment would be uneconomical.  It’s much easier and cheaper to buy them now. Nonetheless we blew up 500 balloons the size of a fist, a bit smaller maybe. We would than dip each balloon a little more than half way into tempered chocolate.  The balloon is than rested on a with wax paper fitted tray or marble table.  For certain customer request we would dip the still wet chocolate balloons into coconut flakes, caramelized almonds or pistachios.  Once the chocolate is completely cold and hardened,  the balloons would be popped and carefully pulled off.  Nowadays these chocolate cups are available at a very low price.  So there is no reason to spend hours to make your own chocolate cups even though it is very rewarding.  This particular coffee chocolate mousse recipe I made for my parents on their 75 birthday.  However as you can see I didn’t use chocolate cups for this Coffee chocolate mousse.

Whipping eggs in a double boiler

Egg whites whipped to a stiff peak

Why not make a White Coffee Chocolate Mousse?

I like this particular chocolate mousse because it is infused with real coffee beans.  The coffee beans are submerged in the heavy cream overnight or even better for 24 hours.  This process will give the heavy cream a full coffee flavor.  Later the cream is strained,  whipped and carefully incorporated into the chocolate mousse. This process works also fantastic with a white coffee chocolate mousse.  In case anyone cares for white chocolate mousse, it’s necessary to add 2 sheets of gelatine. Otherwise the mousse wouldn’t set properly.  That’s because white chocolate has by far less cocoa butter than milk or dark chocolate. I’ll be happy to post the recipe for white coffee chocolate mousse for anyone interested.

Assembling Chocolate Mousse

How to make coffe chocolate mousse

Coffee Chocolate Mousse Dessert is ideal for catering

Coffee Chocolate Mousse with a Very Berry Cherry Compote

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Author: Kraemers Culinary Blog
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
  • Coffee Chocolate Mousse
  • 10 oz / 300 g milk chocolate
  • 10 oz /300 g dark chocolate
  • 8 eggs divided
  • 3 oz / 85 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1.5 fl oz coffee liquor
  • ¾ qt heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole coffee beans
  • Cherry Berry Compote
  • 2 cups dark cherries
  • 2 cups assorted berries
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry juice (the juice that came with the cherries)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1.5 fl oz cherry liquor
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • sprigs of mint
Instructions
Coffee Chocolate Mousse
  1. In the morning or the night before starting the mousse soak coffee beans in the heavy cream. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator.
  2. Break up both chocolates into small pieces. Pour chocolates in a bowl and place over a bowl with hot water (around 120 degrees Fahrenheit / 50 degrees Celsius. Stir often with a wooden spoon.
  3. Beat egg yolks, half of the sugar, and coffee liquor in a double boiler. This time the water should be almost simmering. Beat egg yolks until they become foamy like a Sabayon / Zabaione. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  4. In a very clean bowl whisk the egg whites. Once egg whites are half way stiff add the remaining sugar. Continue to whisk until stiff peak is achieved and keep cool.
  5. Strain heavy cream from the coffee beans and whip with vanilla sugar until stiff, set aside in a cool place.
  6. Pour chocolate into the egg mixture and incorporate.
  7. Slowly fold in whipped cream with a whisk.
  8. Gently incorporate the egg whites with a spatula. It’s important to fold in the airy egg whites carefully so the mousse stays very light.
  9. Chill chocolate mousse for at least 4-6 hours or until set.
Cherry Berry Compote
  1. Heat cherry juice until simmering.
  2. Mix cornstarch with a little bit of water until a liquid paste develops.
  3. Add cornstarch to simmering cherry juice, keep whisking until the juice starts to thicken. Let it come to a boil once.
  4. Incorporate liquor, cinnamon, cherries and berries, let cool.
Assembly
  1. Once the mousse is set it can be easily piped through a pastry bag into glasses or spooned onto a plate. Add the cherry berry compote and decorate to your heart’s content.

What was your first dessert you learned to cook?

Do you like chocolate?

Do you have a favorite way of making a chocolate mousse?

 

 

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Recovering from Hurricane with Coconut Rice Pudding

Recovering from Hurricane with Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding with Dark Cherries

It has been 15 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and left us with no power, water or heat. I would like to apologize for not posting lately, but it was just impossible for me to get power.

I have to admit I have seen better days. Sandy flexed her muscles and showed us that Mother Nature is still in charge. No one really wanted to believe that this storm would hit this community so bad. In the end it was a 15 foot coastal flood wave which basically rolled over our sea town. It didn’t end there; the 36 hour tropical storm that followed the flood, blasted with 95 miles per hour winds and finished the disaster for what is now known as the worst storm New York has ever seen.

Hurricane caos

Hurricane aftermath

What Bragging Rights and Hurricanes Have in Common?

Seeing disasters like this on TV is one thing experience it first hand is nerve reckoned. I thank god my family and neighbors are fine.  Some neighbors, who actually laughed at me for evacuating to higher grounds, lost their cars and almost their life. Of course anyone stays behind has bragging rights, but for what cause? Houses burned down and fire departments couldn’t help since the roads were flooded with over 4 feet of water. Bragging rights?! – No thank you.  The hardest part, after returning to the house, was the cleanup progress. It felt like there is no end in side. Even worse seeing the all so dear memories such as childhood pictures floating away is heart ranching.

Hey, life goes on, but why should I burden you with my worries. Everyone got their own problems so I don’t want to add to those. However there is a good side to this. Communities come together and help each other.  We all got a little closer – the nice and not so nice neighbors. Differences were put aside and friendships were made or refreshed. And the moral of bragging rights and hurricanes are: Both can have dangerous consequences.

In my next post you’ll find out how we made out without power, heat and water and how wood stove cooking and candle light dinners made our day a little sweeter.

Coconut Rice Pudding with Warm Dark Cherries

Here is a little teaser we cooked on the wood stove. It’s a very simple coconut rice pudding which I served with warm dark cherries. You can serve it with any fruit you like, I find rice pudding taste just great with saucy fruits.

 

Coconut Rice Pudding with Cherries & Cinnamom
Coconut Rice Pudding with warm cherries is one of my favorite childhood dishes. It’s not every ones taste because it’s sweet, but to me it’s very satisfying. My Mom cooked this dish at least ones a week and all of us were fighting for the leftovers.

 

Coconut Rice Pudding with Dark Warm Cherries

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Author: Kraemers Culinary Blog
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Coconut Rice Pudding
  • 1 cup Arborio or short grain rice
  • 4.5 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 0.5 heavy cream
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 fl oz Orange liquor
  • 0.3 cup coconut flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Warm Cherries
  • 2 cup dark sour cherries
  • 1.5 cup juice from cherries
  • 1 tbsp cherry liquor or Orange liquor
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
Instructions
Coconut Rice Pudding
  1. In a heavy bottom pot bring all ingredients to a simmer and stir frequently with a wooden spoon. Cook until rice is soft and most of the milk is absorbed.
Warm Dark Cherries
  1. Bring cherry juice and liquor to a boil. Add cornstarch and Stir. Add only so much cornstarch until juice is lightly thickened. Pour cherries in to juice and serve over coconut rice pudding.
Notes

It is important to use short grain rice or Arborio rice, since this rice is ideal to absorb the milk. It also becomes softer and taste just better than long grain rice.

For the fruit you can use what ever you like, whether it’s can fruit or fresh. Everyone has their favorite. I also like to use fruit cocktail or orange mandarins over the rice. Don’t forget to sprinkle the dish with cinnamon.

I like my rice pudding to be more on the liquid side. Because I like to munch on it all day – it will set and will become more pudding like.
Enjoy

 

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Apple Plum Cake – A Favorite in Germany

Apple Plum Cake – A Favorite in Germany

 

Plum cake, it’s either you like it or you don’t. That’s my experience. Not everyone likes plums. During my trip through Germany, I tasted quite a few pieces of plum cake and was able to bake my own, too. I was lucky to get some great plums since the season was almost over (in Germany). These plums actually called Zwetchgens or Quetsch plums here in the USA. Zwetchgens or Quetsch plums are only available during August through October. Other plums might be available through imports during the year.

If you have never eaten plum cake, give it a try. Let me know if you liked it.

German Apple Plum Cake

German Apple Plum Cake

Yeast or Short Dough for Plum Cake?

German plum-cake can be made with a number of doughs ranging from yeast dough to short-cake. Some cakes are layered tightly with plums while others have a little space between each plum for the dough to rise. For this cake I added Boskoop apples, which I thought gives it a different twist. This plum cake is made with a completely different dough and will pleasantly surprise you. At least it surprised me and my friends. See recipe for more info.

German Plum Cake

German Plum Cake

Which Plums are best to use?

When buying plums look for the more tart ones such as Csar or Quetsch plums. Using sweet plums resulting in a much sweeter cake. Sweet plums also release more juice, which is than absorbed by the cake dough making it soggy. It’s really up to your personal taste. Don’t use hard plums as they are not ripe yet. Keep them in a dark place to become slightly soft to the touch. As with apple cake – tarter apples are usually preferred. In general: Sweet fruits – you would enjoy eating – are not ideal for baking. This plum cake is slightly different as it has less plums and more cake dough compared to a yeast dough.

Apple Cinnamon Cake Batter

Apple Cinnamon Cake Batter

Use Applesauce for Two Reasons.

The apple sauce in this recipe will keep the cake moist for days where other plum cakes with a yeast dough will dry out after the first or second day. Applesauce also replaces about half of the amount of butter or oil you would use otherwise. So if you have a favorite cake dough try to replace half of the oil or butter amount with applesauce. Let me know how it worked!

Greased and flour dusted cake pan

Greased and flour-dusted cake pan

 

Apple Plum Cake Preparation

Apple Plum Cake Preparation

You can put as many apples and plums on your cake as you wish. I prefer a moderate amount of fruit so I can taste the dough, too.

German Apple Plum Cake Platter

German Apple Plum Cake Platter

 

 

German Apple Plum Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert, Cake, Baked Goods
Author: Kraemers Culinary Blog
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 0.75 cup vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cup sour cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2.5 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp dark rum
  • 3 dashes of bitter almond oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • 2 LB Quetsch plums, halved and seeded
  • 4-5 large Boskoop or Granny Smith Apples, sliced in 1/2 inch wedges
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs and sugar until foamy about five minutes with an electric mixer.
  2. Incorporate oil and then sour cream.
  3. Add apple sauce and all other flavors.
  4. Mix flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together.
  5. Stir flour mixture slowly under the eggs until well incorporated.
  6. Do not over mix.
  7. Cut plums in half and remove the seeds. Than cut each plum half way through the center. They just look better that way.
  8. Spread batter evenly over greased and floured baking pan.
  9. Alternately place one row of Quetsch plums and one row of apples on top of batter. Depending on your size of baking pan you might have left over fruit.
  10. Bake cake in a preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit or 175 Degrees Celsius.
Notes

I used baking powder and baking soda for a reason. Baking soda works well with acids and sour cream. Since I have plenty of acids in this cake it makes sense to use both. Make sure to bake the cake immediately after mixing and assembling the fruit. Otherwise the plum cake will fall.

Tip: If you like crumbs on your cake this is the one to do this.

If you don’t like the flat baking pan you could use your loaf pan. Just make sure to use about half the amount of fruit and cut them into small pieces. Otherwise the fruit will fall to the bottom of the cake.

What’s your thoughts on this?

Have you tried Plum cake before? Did you like it?

To reduce calories in your cake have you replaced the oil with applesauce yet?

Do you prefer yeast over short dough? What’s your favorite dough for cake?

Chocolate Banana Snack for Halloween – Trick or Treat?

Chocolate Banana Snack for Halloween – Trick or Treat?

This chocolate banana snack will sooth your cravings for something deliciously sweet. Chocolate banana snacks are healthy and quick to make. I wrote this post at my parent’s home, during my visit to Germany. I will get more into detail about this great trip in later posts. While I was there I had this one day I was craving something sweet, but couldn’t figure out what I wanted. It is a tradition in our family to have coffee and cake around 4pm. However cake is something I love, but that would have taken too long to bake to satisfy my sweet tooth. I have to admit once I crave sweet foods, I have to follow through. I know it’s a bad habit. It sounds silly, but that’s just me.  However, I don’t go for first candy I see. It has to be a bit healthy, too.

Chocolate Banana Snack

Chocolate Banana Snack

So while I searched my parents home for goodies I discovered a professional crêpe stove. This one actually belonged to my sister who used to run a creperie in my home town in Germany. ” That’s awesome” I said to my self. Who in a world has a professional crêpe stove at home. “I’m going to make myself some decent crepes” I happily said. Unfortunately the electric cord was missing so I couldn’t make crepes that day.  I spoke to my sister to bring the cord so we can make crepes one day.

Back to my cravings. I usually would make myself a granola cereal with bananas and vanilla soy milk, which is one of my favorite snacks or quick meals. This wasn’t what I wanted even though it is healthy.  These thoughts brought me to this chocolate banana snack, which by the way is much more nutritious than cake.

 

For this recipe I melted the chocolate. Not to be confused with tempered chocolate, even though it would look better. Since I only used a small amount of chocolate it makes no sense to temper it. Premium chocolate obviously taste better than no name brand. I used 60% dark and 40% milk chocolate.

Chocolate Banana Snack with Coconut

Chocolate Banana Snack with Coconut

I think this snack would be perfect for Halloween. Instead of feeding our children unhealthy candy, chocolate banana snacks are appealing and healthy.

What is your favorite snack? Do you have one?

Do you crave foods or am I the only one? Let me know. Leave a comment.

 

Chocolate Banana Snack
Recipe Type: Snack,
Author: Kraemer’s Culinary Blog
Prep time: 40 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • 4 – ¼ inch banana slices, cut on a bias
  • 4 tbsp cereal of your choice
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 2 dried red cherries
  • A few blueberries or strawberries for decoration
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler melt chocolate. Stir occasional.
  2. Mix 1-2 tbsp of molten chocolate with the cereal.
  3. Place about one tbsp of chocolate cereal mixture on each banana slice.
  4. Than pour warm chocolate over the cereal snacks.
  5. Sprinkle coconut flakes atop the chocolate banana snacks.
  6. Decorate with dried cherries.
  7. Dip a whisk into the chocolate and in a quick left and right motion drip chocolate all over the plate.
  8. Decorate plate with berries and place chocolate banana snack on it. Enjoy
Notes

Bring the water in the double boiler to no more than 120 Fahrenheit. Remove the double boiler from the flame and let chocolate melt. Stir occasional with a wooden or plastic spoon. Repeat process if chocolate is not molten thoroughly.

The chocolate can also be molten in a microwave. I don’t like this method, since the chocolate can over heat. Chop chocolate into small pieces so it can melt faster. Stir occasional and check the microwave often if chocolate is not overheating.

 

 

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Very Berry Minty Smoothie

Very Berry Minty Smoothie

 

We all know how difficult it is to teach our children to eat healthy. I remember when my kids were young and the kind of conversations we had. “Dad, can I eat some ice-cream?” my son asked. “Son, you just had some chips, you are eating too much junk food” I replied. “And?” he responded.  So I told him I’ll make him a sweet delicious tasting surprise. He went along with my idea and patiently waited in the living room.  So instead of serving him a big bowl of ice-cream I decided to mix him a smoothie. I for myself usually make the really healthy ones with kale and spinach…you know what I mean. However that kind of smoothie wasn’t sweet enough for this occasion. I pulled out some frozen assorted berries from the freezer, a banana, Greek yogurt, just to name a few. Once he saw me placing the berries in the mixer he got really excited and he ask me if he could help.  So what is better than to lead by example?  To engage them in healthy eating habits, that way they will hopefully continue to make healthy choices for themselves; and most importantly for the rest of their lives. That was many years ago and rest is history…

Very Berry Minty Smoothie

Very Berry Minty Smoothie

I prefer to get organically grown or wild berries so I don’t have to worry about pesticides. This is in particular important for berries, since you can’t scrub them clean. I didn’t use ice-cream in this recipe, but Greek yogurt. Guess what, he never realized the absence of ice-cream. However, if you do have a sweet tooth, like me, go for it.

Another important aspect is the health benefits of berries. Don’t under estimate the incredible power that berries bring to the table, literally! There are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and cancer fighting ingredients. The darker the colors the more health benefits they have. Many guides also recommend using a variety of colored fruits, ranging from red, blue, orange to yellow, that will increase the intake of different vitamins and minerals. So make it colorful.

Very Berry Minty Smoothie - Ideal for kids

Very Berry Minty Smoothie - Ideal for kids

Try the very berry minty smoothie with your kids and let me know how they liked it.

What is your twist to get your kids to eat healthy?

Very Berry Minty Smoothie
Recipe Type: Snack, healthy food
Author: Kraemer’s Culinary Blog
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 0.5 cup strawberries
  • 0.5 cup cherries
  • 0.5 cup raspberries
  • 0.5 banana
  • 1 Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 cup pomegranate juice
  • A few mint leaves,
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixer and blend until well incorporated. Pour in a 6 oz glass and decorate with a leftover fruit. Enjoy
Notes

I used frozen berries for this recipe, but you can certainly use fresh berries.
Tip: If the smoothie is too thick add some soy-vanilla milk. For vegans: exchange the Greek yogurt with soy yogurt.

 

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