Creamy Coconut Berry Parfait

By Amy Crawford

Serves 1.

A great example of a healthy morning or afternoon snack that will take as long as it takes for you to walk to your pantry/cupboard, come back with these ingredients, pour them into a blender and hit blend. What's that...5 minutes? If even? Why not make a triple batch of this and throw it in the work fridge for the next few days (just be sure to add your 'get your mitts OFF!' sticky to your container of course ;-) - that way you're guaranteed to get a dose of goodness when you're so busy you (almost) forget to eat. Know too that you can use frozen berries in this recipe. Fresh frozen fruit and veg retain their nutrient content well (assuming they are indeed frozen fresh) and can in fact hold more nutrients than vegies going a little soft in your crisper.

If you see any ingredients listed below that you are not aware of, know that over the next few weeks we will be featuring articles on the health benefits of various superfoods, including those listed, so stay tuned!

You'll need:
130g coconut water
1/4 cup coconut cream or coconut milk
3 strawberries
1 handful blueberries
1 heaped tablespoon five:am natural organic yoghurt
1 dessert spoon chia seeds
1 heaped teaspoon maca powder
1 heaped teaspoon yacon syrup
1 heaped teaspoon maqui berry

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Allow to stand for at least 10-15 minutes to let the chia seeds emulsify and thicken the smoothie. Serve.

We'd love to hear how you incorporate superfoods into your day. What are your favourites?

If you're looking for some more simple AND healthy 'on-the-go' recipes you'll find a whole heap in A Nourishing Kitchen, which you can buy right here.

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March 18 2014

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