Food for Friday

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer… getting plenty of sunshine, staying active, and spending lots of time with family and friends! Summer is easily my favorite time of year. The sunshine, the beach, warm temperatures, extra time with loved ones… it is wonderful!

Today’s Food for Friday recipe is perfect for summer! If you like a sweet, creamy treat to top off your day, this is it. It is super quick to whip up, doesn’t require any cooking (perfect for these hot summer days!), and uses fresh berries, which are in season right now!

On top of all that, this creamy delight is healthy: the only sweetener is raw honey, which has a lot of health benefits, so you can feel good about eating it! Use local honey whenever possible. It helps protect against allergies!

Also be sure to use organic cream cheese and heavy cream. Conventionally-produced dairy products are loaded with toxins (read this article for more on that!).

It’s even better if your heavy cream is raw! I buy raw milk, and skim the cream off the top. Raw milk is easier to digest and still has the good bacteria and enzymes intact. And if you can get grass-fed dairy in addition all that, this tasty desert will be even better for your health!

So, without further ado, here is the recipe:

Creamy Dreamy Berry Delight

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8 oz. cream cheese

½ cup raw creamed honey

2 tsp. pure vanilla

1 cup heavy cream

3 cups fresh black raspberries (or berries of your choice)

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, honey, and vanilla on high speed until smooth. Mix in heavy cream; beat on high until stiff. Mixture may be chilled at this point to save until ready to assemble.

Layer cream mixture and berries in 4 dessert goblets, placing berries in bottom, in the middle, and on top.

Refrigerate until serving.

Makes 4 servings.