Monday, May 26, 2014

Berrylicious Fruit Pizza (Primal / Paleo)

Picnic season is in full swing and I love being the one to bring dessert! I used to bring my famous fudge or something else chocolatey and delicious, but now I focus on treats that are tasty AND healthy. This fruit pizza has everything you need in one little slice - lots of protein and healthy fat from the nuts, probiotics from the yogurt and carbohydrates and antioxidants from all of the fresh fruit. But, nobody at your little gathering is going to care about that-they just want it to taste good! And it does. The honey gives the yogurt just enough sweetness and the crust is reminiscent of my favorite Cashew Cookie flavored Larabar.

You can make this Primal by using the dairy yogurt of your choice (I recommend full fat, grass fed dairy, full fat Greek yogurt or homemade), or make it Paleo by using coconut yogurt, which you can make at home, but it is also widely available at most health food grocery stores. Top it with berries, as suggested, or get creative and use any of your other favorite fruits. You could go tropical with bananas, mandarin oranges and kiwi or keep it simple with strawberries and bananas. Either way, I hope you enjoy this delicious, nutritious treat and have a chance to share it with your loved ones this summer!


Berrylicious Fruit Pizza
Serves: 16
Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients
1 ½ cups raw walnuts
1 ½ cups raw pecans
2 ½ cups dates
1 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
1 cup yogurt (homemade, Greek, grass fed, etc. or use coconut yogurt to make it Paleo)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups assorted berries

Directions
Place walnuts, pecans dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a food processor and blend until fine and crumbly. Press evenly into a round pizza pan.

Stir together yogurt, honey and vanilla until well combined. Spread evenly over crust.

Top with assorted fresh berries. Refrigerate until ready to use (do not add fruit more than four hours in advance so it stays fresh).


I originally featured this recipe in the Southern Indiana Fitness Source.

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