This is so easy and quick to make – you don’t need any electric gadgets, just a bowl and a fork!
You can pour this over any dessert or ice-cream – I may try this on pancakes for the kids one day.
Don’t be put off by the basil in this recipe – it actually gives the berries a minty flavour that is very refreshing.
2 cups of your favourite berries (I actually just used frozen organic mixed berries, defrosted – but just raspberries or any kind of berry is fine)
10 Basil leaves (or Thai Basil), thinly sliced into strips
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Pinch of dried stevia (stevia is a natural plant sweetener – you can buy it powdered at health food shops, I picked some up at a market one day that actually sold both the plant and the dried powder. Tasting the leaves straight from the plant was amazing – it is VERY sweet and you really only need a tiny pinch of the powder) If you don’t have stevia – you could use another sweetener of your choice, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey etc…
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Using a wooden spoon or fork, crush some of the berries to release their juices. Allow the sauce to sit for an hour or so before using.
Serve over you favourite dessert or over Salty Almond Ice-cream as a perfect accompaniment.
Giving credit where credit is due…
Yep you guessed it – straight from Alissa Cohen’s ‘Raw Food for Everyone’ book… will my blog end up being the blog which mentions Alissa’s name the most number of times? 🙂