Freedom Friday: Coconut Berry Spread

July 18, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with jams and jellies. The freshly jarred jams from farmer’s markets are the absolute best thing I have ever tasted, but the berries that create them are only in season for about one to two months out of the year- bummer. The store-bought brands just cannot compare and have loads of sugar and artificial sweeteners. When I have tried to create my own I fail miserably every time to capture the fresh-picked taste I love. So, I settled on creating a delicious berry spread. It can be used even when berries are not fresh-picked because tropical coconut brings out the juicy fruit flavors that may have otherwise been bland in an off-season jam or jelly. This spread is perfect for toast, bagels or delicious muffins! It can also be used as an easy appetizer with some multi-grain crackers for a party! Enjoy berry-lovers!

Freedom Friday: Coconut Berry Spread

 

Delicious and Light Coconut Berry Spread

8-10 large strawberries, whole with stems cut

15 blueberries

1/8 cup organic coconut oil

1/4 cup organic coconut milk

1 tsp. agave nectar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

In a food processor blend strawberries, blueberries, vanilla extract, agave nectar and coconut milk until slightly chunky, scrape from sides into a small bowl

Slowly mix in softened coconut oil (room temperature works fine) with a spoon until evenly distributed in mix

Place in small glass or ceramic container covered tightly with plastic wrap, place in refrigerator overnight and enjoy as a morning treat!

 

Also on Freedom Friday: Allergen-free Homemade Vegan Butter

Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Tangy Grilled Shish Kabobs

 

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Photo: Kate Coffey

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Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.

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