Saturday, September 3, 2011

Guest Chef Erin Macdonald, RD Rocks with Blueberry Crisp

Erin Macdonald

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About Erin

Erin Macdonald, R.D.
Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness Coach
President and Co-founder, U Rock Girl!
www.urockgirl.com
Private Practice, Complete Wellness, NOW!
www.ErinMacdonaldRD.com
email: ErinMacdonaldRD@aol.com
cell: (818) 458-1487
Office: 26671 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 304
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 389-9409

© Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Recipe Developed and Reprinted with Permission of Erin Macdonald.

Yield: Serves 6 (1 cup) servings

Blueberry Crisp

BLUEBERRY CRISP

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it with almost any type of fruit, whatever is in season. I’ve done peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, pears, mixed berries, and combos (peach/blackberry, peach/plum/nectarine, apple/pear, apple/cranberry) and they all turn out great. It’s also a fantastic way to use fruit that’s unripe, as the high-temperature roasting draws out the water and concentrates the sugar, all without adding any additional sugar or sweetener to the dish. Zest is always a nice touch as it adds a ton of flavor.

Ingredients:

1) 4 cups fresh organic blueberries

2) Zest of 1 lemon

3) Juice of 1 lemon

4) 1 tsp. cornstarch

5) ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

6) ½ cup granola (I like to use Nature’s Path Organic hemp Plus Granola)

7) 1 tsp. vanilla extract

8) ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

9) 2 tsp. agave nectar

Preparation:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the blueberries, ½ of the lemon zest, the lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Spoon into 4 individual-sized ramekins. Cover each ramekin with aluminum foil and place on the bbq over medium heat. Cover the bbq and cook 20 minutes or until the blueberries collapse and liquid is bubbling.

2. While the blueberries are cooking, combine the rest of the lemon zest with the vanilla extract, Greek yogurt, and agave nectar. Set aside.

3. Remove the foil from the blueberries and add 2 tbs. granola to the top of each ramekin. Cook an additional 5 minutes, uncovered. Remove the ramekins and top each with 2 tbs. yogurt mixture. Serve.

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