First I took 2 cups of raw almonds and soaked it overnight. THis allows it to sprout a bit and amazingly helps to release enzymes to make it much easier to digest.
Then I dehydrated them at low temps for a day...oven at 150 degrees or use a dehydrator like I did.
You then put them in a food processor and grind them up. To this crumbly mix, add:
- 2 teaspoons of gelatin (not jello!! Gelatin!) dissolved in 1/2 c warm water
- 1/4 Cup of dehydrated cane juice (not white sugar!! You can get this for a good price at Costco) or use raw honey
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Mix that together until smooth and fluffy.
Fold whipped cream into almond mixture and chill well. Whipped cream is made by:
- Beat 2 C of qualtiy heavey cream, preferably raw, but definitely NOT ultrapasteurized, in a bowl with a whisk or an electric beater. When cream makes soft folds, beat in:
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- pinch of stevia powder
Meanwhile, puree 10 oz of a package of frozen berries with 1/2 C of water and 1/4 of maple syrup (make sure it doesn't contain corn syrup, that it's pure maple syrup). Chill.
To serve, spoon almond mixture into serving dishes and top with a generous spoonful of pureed berries.
Super yummy - full of antioxidants and calcium to name a few benefits.