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Strawberry Crumble

STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE

I love making this strawberry crumble, it takes just a few minutes to create and can be served cold or warm with coconut sorbet or a dollop of thick organic yoghurt. My favourite way of eating them is simply with a dollop of yoghurt or cottage cheese and a teaspoon of honey for breakfast or throwing them into the blender with a  scoop of protein powder and ground flaxseed for a delicious smoothie.

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Strawberries are low in calories and high in antioxidants. Around 1 cup provides 46 calories, 11 g of carbs, 1 g protein, almost no fat and 3 g of fiber. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that adding strawberries to your meals slowed the insulin responses by delaying the absorption of sugars in the digestive tract. Insulin is an anabolic hormone that increases storage of fat, protein and glucose.  It’s main effect in regard to fat is to block lipolysis (oxidation of fat).

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (SERVES 4)

40 g (1 1/2 oz) raw almonds
40 g  (1 1/2 oz) raw pistachio nut
½ – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 fresh pitted dates
500 g (17 1/2 oz) fresh ripe strawberries
¼ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

method

  1. Combine almonds, pistachio, cinnamon and three fresh dates into a food processor.
  2. Process until you have a crumble like consistency. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop finely by hand.
  3. Blend 250 g (8 3/4 oz) of strawberries with the other 2 fresh dates and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Cut the other 250 g (8  3/4 oz) of strawberries into quarters.
  5. Combine the quartered strawberries with the blended puree.
  6. Divide into serving bowls.
  7. Top strawberries with the crumble.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

 

+ notes & inspiration +
  • Blend any leftovers into the most delicious power smoothie. Just combine 1/2 cup strawberry crumble mix with 1 cup rice milk or 1 cup chilled rose absolute tea, 1 tablespoon Organic Pea Protein and lots of ice.
  • Add a frozen banana or a teaspoon tahini for added creaminess.

For a chocolate flavour and antioxidant boost add 2 teaspoons Naked Chocolat.

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