A Special Raw Recipe for the 4th of July

Independence Day is right around the corner and I know what you’re thinking…

Hot dogs, french fries, turkey legs, ice cream, etc.

It’s the day when you pig out on all the fattening, artery-clogging foods of summer.

It’s tradition, right?

I say let’s start a new 4th of July tradition.  A *healthy* and *delicious* tradition!

To get the ball rolling, here is a simple raw recipe I whipped up special for the July 4th.

Red, White, and Blueberry Pudding

  • 4 medium bananas
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • ½ cup of coconut water
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • un-toasted coconut shavings

1.    Blend 1 banana with the raspberries.  Layer into a parfait glass
2.    Blend 2 bananas with the coconut water.  This is the second layer.
3.    Blend 1 banana with the blueberries.  This is the last layer.
4.    Top with raw coconut shavings or finely diced fresh coconut meat.

This is a wonderful, rich pudding parfait that just screams summertime!

Variations

If you have access to durian, you could make the banana-coconut layer a durian-coconut or durian-banana layer!  Yum.

Cherries would be a nice replacement for the raspberries, as well.

You could also freeze all of the ingredients and make a refreshing fruit ice cream!  Instead of blending the 3 different layers, you would put them separately (frozen, of course) into a food processor.  Let the food processor run until the mixture reaches an ice cream-like consistency.

This should only take a few minutes, but make sure to stop the machine and scrape down the sides every minute or so.

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