July Berry Cream Cups
Last week was very exciting for the Bee’s Knees Kitchen! First my Rainbow Salad with Spicy Thai Dressing was featured on Crazy Sexy Life.com newsletter! Crazy Sexy Life.com is a website, blog and platform for people either living with cancer, severe disease or people who want to live healthier lives. Kris, a raw vegan cancer survivor and her team of experts launched the site to connect people, let others share their experiences, recipes, exercise tips and find support. Please check out the site as I find it very informative as a person interested in alternative health.
Then, even more exciting was being featured on lean Kitchen.com as an International Guest Blogger with my Fresh Fruit Bruschetta. Nedah, the creator behind lean Kitchen.com is on a mission to create meals that support the body’s metabolism. She does this through her blog and radio show which airs on Wednesday mornings in Vermont. Her philosophy is to include one lean protein and one fibrous carbohydrate in each meal. This is why my Fresh Fruit Bruschetta works well, as the cucumber is carb and the greek yogurt (which she suggests to eat with the Bruschetta) is the protein. Please check out her site, it is very personable and has wonderful recipes!
So with all this excitement I decided to celebrate one more thing, 4th of July! With these beautiful July Berry Cream Cups, you’ll have all the neighbors coming to your house! Layered with fresh fruit and sweet cream, these are the perfect red, white and blue dessert! Make these in the morning and store them in the fridge till you are ready to start the food and fireworks!
July Berry Cream Cups
- 1 c Strawberries
- 1/3 c Dates
- 1/2 c Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
- 3/4 c Cashews, soaked for 2 hours or more
- 2 tbls light Agave Nectar or Honey
- 1/4 c Dried Unsweetened Shaved Coconut
Dark Berry Layer:
- 3/4 c Blackberries
- 1/4 c Blueberries
- 1/4 c Dates
Blend each layer separately in a Magic Bullet or blender. Individually empty each layer into a separate plastic baggie.
- 2 c Blueberries
- 6 candles or sparklers
To assemble, cut the corners off of each plastic baggies containing the Strawberry, Cream and Dark Berry. As equally as you can, distribute the layer equally between the 6 glasses by squeezing on each bag. Start with the Strawberry, then Cream and lastly the Dark Berry layer. Top each cup with a 1/3 cup of Blueberries and store in fridge for 1 hour or more. Light a candle or sparkler on each cup before serving. (Please assist all children with the object on fire.)
Makes 6 individual desserts