Food as Medicine: Coconut Berry Puree

Recipe: Coconut Berry Puree

A Delicious Way to Use Food as Medicine

Every ingredient in a Perfectly Produce recipe has a purpose.

That purpose is to be a tool that your cells use for all the projects they are responsible for like screening for cancer, repairing DNA, regulating hormones, and moderating inflammation.  These are big purposes.  Everything we eat either has the ability to heal cells and provide tools or to overwhelm and harm cells.

It’s your choice – you do have control.

Choosing whole, real foods in proper portions – that is using food as medicine.  It is that simple (and delicious).

Purpose of the Foods in our Coconut Berry Puree Recipe

Berries

  • Contain anthocyanins which neutralize free radicals
  • Cardio protective by increasing strength of vessels
  • Protect against macular degeneration & improves night vision
  • Provides cognitive protection and ↓ neural inflammation
  • Fiber for digestive health

100% Pure Maple Syrup (Grade B)

  • Prebiotics which are the preferred fuel source for our gut microbiome (friendly gut bacteria) which increase digestive, immune, and cognitive health
  • Anti-oxidants and anti-bacterial properties; it’s believed that the sap protects the tree from the oxidative properties of the sun, making it a beneficial anti-oxidant in our systems, too

Coconut Milk

  • Source of medium chain triglycerides – a healthy type of fat used as fuel by intestinal and brain cells
  • Dairy-free alternative

Coconut Berry Puree

Yields 4, 1/2 cup Portions: 1C, 1F, 0P each

This antioxidant rich puree, taken from the Perfectly Produce summer e-recipe book, also freezes well and can be used as a gluten and dairy-free alternative to ice-cream or used to make home-made popsicles.

Ingredient List    
  1C 1 cup fresh strawberries
  1C 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1C 1 cup fresh raspberries
  1C 1 tablespoon maple syrup (100% maple)
  4F 1/2 cup whole coconut milk

In a food processor or blender, mix all ingredients and blend well.  Chill before serving.

Enjoy as a dip for fruit, a topping for whole grain waffles, frozen popsicles, or a smoothie.

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To boost the nutrient density of this puree even higher add fresh spinach or kale (baby kale has the most tender and mild leaf).  We tested adding up to 8 cups of fresh spinach and couldn’t believe how great, and sweet, it still tasted!  An absolutely incredible way to increase leafy green intake.

A scoop of plain, organic whey can be added to increase protein. 1 heaping tablespoon adds ~7 grams of protein.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Photo: Soul Bliss Photography

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