Dear Radiant Readers,
I would love to share one of my most favourite breakfast recipes – Fruit Salad with Cashew Cream & Bee Pollen (can be replaced with sacha inchi if you are vegan). This recipe isn’t just for Christmas, you can have it any day in your life! ;)
Apart from my favourite Green Smoothies, having this for breakfast is one of my favourites and I treat it as a bit of a luxury, as it is just SO incredibly Delicious! However, it does take very little time to prepare – around 5 minutes only! I love this dish for breakfast because it is light and, at the same time, very nourishing. The fruit is deliciously sweet and light, the cashew cream keeps you full for a long time and the bee pollen is the really amazing whole food that one could possibly simply live on, it can be seen as the “ultimate” multivitamin as it has all of the vitamins, minerals and many antioxidants. [To read pros and cons on bee pollen, scroll to the end of the recipe.]
A Helpful Note: using seasonal fruit is the best, as I am in New Zealand – the stone fruit are in right now, so I use apricots, peaches and plums. If in Europe during winter months – use ripe Pears or apples or tropical fruit like pineapple to make it more exotic.
- 3 Kiwi Fruit (green or golden)
- 3 Apricots or Plums
- 2 Peaches or Nectarins
- 5 Strawberries
For the Cream:
- 1 cup of cashew nuts
- 1/2 water
- 1/4 teaspoon natural vanilla essence (optional)For the Superfood Toppings:
- 1 Tbsp Bee Pollen
- 1/2 Tbsp Cacao Powder or nibs
- 1 Tbs Goji Berries
- Blend all the ingredients for the Cream in a blender until smooth. If you are not using a High-Power blender (such as Vitamix, Omniblend), it’s best that the cashew nuts are pre-soaked for 1-2 hours before blending.
- Cut the fruit into bite-size pieces, place into the bowl.
- Pour the cream over your fruit, sprinkle with Bee Pollen, cacao powder, cinnamon (and optionally goji berries) and serve.
- Enjoy! :)
On Bee pollen:
If you are a strict vegan, do omit this from the recipe altogether, and you can replace the bee pollen with Sacha Inchi nut powder!
Studies show that bee pollen aids recovery, athletic performance and fatigue. I certainly feel the “buzz” whenever I take bee pollen! I know that some of you may not agree with consuming it because it is collected from bees and it does constitute their food. However, as most bees do get fed and generally much worse things are done to the bees this isn’t such a big crime against bees, especially, if you do this now and again OR if you are treating a particular condition = once you are well enough, you can use many other foods and super foods to keep up the good health! Also taking bee pollen from a small-scale bee farm and asking the right questions can save you the guilt. If you have a chance to have your own or a communal bee hive, you can collect some of the pollen in the height of flower blossoming season – when the bees’ legs are full of pollen and by placing a little “bristle mat” in front of their hive, some of the pollen only gets collected.