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Simple Berry Fruit Topping

vegan pancakes and berry fruit toppingSimple Berry Fruit Topping

Do you love cherry or berry toppings for your pancakes and waffles, but hate the store-bought ones laden with preservatives?  I hear you, so do I.

So I thought “I could make my own fruit topping”.  How hard could it be?

Not hard at all!

Here’s my Simple Berry Fruit Topping recipe:


Simple Berry Topping Recipe


1 cup frozen mixed fruit

½ cup unsweetened orange juice (can be substituted for apple juice for a sweeter topping)

Pinch salt

¼ teaspoon dried ginger (Optional)

2 Tablespoons water

1 teaspoon corn starch



– In a saucepan, add mixed fruit, orange juice, dried ginger (optional), and pinch of salt and bring to a boil, cooking over medium-high heat

– Let simmer on medium-high heat for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

– Turn down heat to low setting.

– In a small bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon corn starch.  Mix well.

– Add immediately to berry mixture in saucepan.  Stir well

– Cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

– Turn off heat and let cool.

– Serve with your favorite pancakes or waffles and enjoy!

Triple Berry Orange Banana Smoothie

triple berry orange banana smoothieWant an easy way to get the most out of your fruit?  Try a smoothie!

Smoothies are a quick, easy and delicious way to get in the daily vitamins that you need.

Here’s one of my favorites: Triple Berry Orange Banana smoothie.  It’s loaded with powerful health boosting antioxidants and guess what, Moms, it will be a real hit with the kids!

Triple Berry Orange Banana Smoothie RECIPE:

Ingredients –

1 ½ cups orange juice (unsweetened)

1 cup mixed berries (frozen or fresh)

2 medium sized bananas (broken into large pieces)

– Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender and blend on high till smooth.

– Serve and enjoy!