Raw Summer Fruit Crisp


I’m not a big fan of making desserts . . . especially for other people.

See, whenever I try to make a dessert, I find myself on a mission to make it healthier.  Every once in a while, it works out.  Usually, though, it just tastes . . . . healthy.  If you know what I mean.

And that doesn’t bother me (heck, I’m a happy camper with a bowl of fresh fruit), but it doesn’t always go over well with everyone else.

However, the dessert I concocted for after dinner the other night was a winner!  Everyone loved it, and it was healthy!  Shhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  Just give it a try!

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Berry Coconut Smoothie


It’s 3:30 pm, and I’m working on the computer when Bob strolls into the kitchen and grabs some almonds.  He walks out of the room, only to return about 5 minutes later.  He says something about researching rims for the wheels on my car, and snacks on a few cherries that are sitting on the counter.  We start discussing the pros and cons of having the old rims repaired versus buying new.  Bob opens the container of pistachios and takes a handful.  He leaves.  I hear him typing for a minute on his computer.  The next thing I know, he’s in the pantry reaching for tortilla chips, saying something about aluminum rims and how long they’re expected to last.

“What are you doing?” I ask.

“I’m hungry, but I don’t know what I want.”

Light-bulb idea!  “How about a smoothie?!?”

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