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Ahhh, summertime! The fruit, the sun, the water! Not to mention the holidays! This trifle is healthy and patriotic, perfect for all your summer needs! (And that summer body!)
I have chosen fruits of red, white, and blue for the theme of Memorial Day this upcoming weekend, strawberries and blueberries being the obvious choice. You could always change out the fruit if you want a different color scheme or just like other fruits better. Don’t feel limited, feel free to get wild!
The Super Food Sneak
Actually, the sneaky healthiness comes from what isn’t in it, as opposed to what is in it! Trifles and parfaits are usually loaded with sugar and dairy, so I wanted to find a tasty way to put together a trifle without all the highly processed stuff! And ta-da! I am pretty pleased with the turn out! My whole family is a big fan, or at least they don’t complain when I put it in front of them!
Mommy & Me
This recipe is a perfect one to try out with little kids! The layering is simple, and unless you are trying to win the neighborhood cook off, little kids should be able to handle tossing food in a bowl! (Do neighborhoods even do cook offs?) I know my girls love throwing food around!
Red, White, and Blue Healthy Fruit Trifle
- 4 cans coconut milk- full fat using only the solid part
- 1 tablespoon vanilla optional
- 1 teaspoon almond optional
- 3 cup strawberries maserated
- 3 cup blueberries maserated
- 1 recipe pancakes tripled
- 3-4 Tablespoons coconut sugar added to your pancake recipe for a sweeter pancake- optional
Start by chopping your strawberries up and mixing them around in a little pure maple syrup, to get the juices flowing. Set aside.
Do the same thing to the blueberries, chop slightly and add a little pure maple syrup. Set aside
Next make up a batch of pancakes, with some extra coconut sugar thrown in. (See notes for link to the pancake recipe- triple the recipe.) Let cool and crumble in a bowl.
Take your cans of coconut milk (chill overnight in the fridge) and scoop out the solid parts in a mixing bowl. Add in vanilla and almond and beat until fluffy. (If your vanilla is colored at all, it will make your cream a bit darker.)
Layering time- start with some cake crumbles, add strawberries, coconut cream, blueberries, crumbles, cream...or however you fancy layering your trifle!
Put in the fridge for at least a few hours- so that the flavors all start mixing up.
Link to the - pancake recipe!