You know how sometimes you get on a roll of making something, get obsessed and try it every which way?!
Hee hee, forgive the deja vu 🙂
It may all have been about pancakes last week but this week it’s been:
I was reading a book called Superfoods the other day. Feeling smug because most of the ones the author mentioned – broccoli, oats, spinach, pumpkin/squash etc – I eat most days, I then realised I never eat one of his top foods, blueberries, at all.
Although I don’t necessarily buy into the whole “superfoods” concept – I think all fruit and veg are good for you – it’s definitely true that all berries have great health benefits and are delicious. Then I saw Sainsbury’s was offering any three bags of frozen berries for £5 – woop!
I first used them to make a version of these strawberry protein cake bars – and haven’t stopped since 🙂
I knew mine wouldn’t be much like the original as I didn’t have protein powder and didn’t substitute anything (!) but the resulting chewy/berryish nuggets were delicious. And perfect for layering:
With probiotic vanilla yoghurt and a sprinkle of granola…
Topped with melted banana and almond butter – and more granola. I wasn’t sure all those flavours would go together but it was delicious. I then did more layering, trying the pureed fruit instead:
Very nice. Then I got a bit more, er, experimental. The pancake attempt looked amazing in the pan….
But less so, afterwards!
I still layered it up though and, for a weird blob, it wasn’t actually too bad, believe it or not 🙂
The same goes for another less than successful attempt at a berry/rice puff granola… oops!
Last up was a better effort though; a version of my baked oats/bran, using pureed berries instead of the pumpkin or applesauce.
Perfect, with banana and coconut butter… I also love just eating the fruit, thawed slightly then blended – it’s as good as a sorbet and the ultimate bargain of the berries is that, because they’re frozen there will be so much more of this to come 🙂