It is no secret that I love dessert, but since switching to an animal-based diet that only includes plants low on the toxicity scale, I’ve had to be more creative. While most of my calories come from animal foods, I am still eating honey (technically from an animal), fruit, olives, avocados, etc.
It is amazing what you can accomplish with some fruit, honey, water, and a little heat. You can brighten up any healthy cheesecake, cake or panna cotta by adding a bit of coulis. Ooh, and you can even drizzle a raspberry coulis over a beautiful camembert cheese.
Healthy Fruit Coulis Recipe
I won’t waste your time any longer. Here is the recipe:
2 cups of fruit of choice (strawberries, kiwi, mixed berries, mango, etc.)
1 tbsp powdered gelatine or one sheet of gelatine (this is optional. Use it if you want the coulis to set like a jelly on top of a panna cotta, cheesecake, or other healthy dessert)
¼ cup of water
3 tbsp honey
In a saucepan, combine the fruit, water, and honey, and bring to a medium heat. Cook for two to five minutes and stir to make sure that the sweetener has dissolved. Then, remove from the heat, and blend with a stick blender or in a regular blender.
If you are using a sheet of gelatine, soak it in water for five minutes, and then add to the warm, blended mixture. If you are using powdered gelatine, sprinkle it over the pureed, warm mixture, and whisk until the gelatine has dissolved.
Leave to cool. If you added gelatine to your coulis, then pour it over your dessert of choice and place in the fridge to set.
I hope you like this healthy fruit coulis recipe if you try it. It can be used to add excitement and colour to many desserts, but I sometimes eat it with a spoon as is. Why not?