Friday, July 17, 2015

Strawberry Banana Smoothie - 2

One individual in my family is completely dairy free (cow dairy) but loves to have a nice cold frozen dessert.  This is super easy to make.  

1 1/4 cup rice milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons goat yogurt
1 medium banana, frozen and chopped
2 1/4 cup frozen strawberries chopped
1-2 tablespoons coconut nectar

Layer into the blender in order given.  Process until smooth.  This will make 2 16 ounce glasses of smoothie.  Eat one and freeze the other.  Following day, remove from freezer for about 20 minutes.  Can place in a food processor to create smoothie texture again.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Triple Berry Crunch

Making some lifestyle changes and this is my first attempt at an allergy free dessert. This dessert received a total of 2 thumbs up from everyone in the family.  Definitely a dessert that I would be willing to serve to company or take to a potluck.  Super yummy!

3-4 cups of berries; blueberries, marionberries, blackberries and strawberries
1 tablespoon gluten free flour

Toss together.

Layer in the bottom of a quiche baking dish.

1 cup gluten free flour
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 to 1/3 cup dairy free, soy free butter

Using a pastry cutter, mix the above three ingredients until the mixture resembles a fine sandy mixture.  Spoon over the top of the berries.

Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes.

I used Namaste Gluten Free Flour that I picked up from Costco.  For the butter I used Earth Balance Soy Free "Butter".

My family has requested that next time I increase the crust so there is more "crunch."  I might also add some almond flour since we are not nut free (for the time being).  Next time I will also be making the crust from a gluten free pancake and waffle mix.