Bananas in berries Artesia

Oflate, I am trying to follow a healthy diet..just trying to! How far I have been succesful might be a different question altogether. I read a book on 21- day weight loss kickstart by Neal D Barnard. I didn’t follow the diet as it is in the book but I loved a lot of recipes therein by Chef Jason Wyrick. These recipes use a lot of healthy ingredients, avoid all that is not health friendly  and use salt and oil to the bare minimum. And believe me they taste awesome. The best part is my hubby is becoming a fan of these recipes too! So, if you are interested and have the time, this book is a good read.Bananas in berries artesia is a dessert from this book. Bananas are just one of the options that combine well with the sauce. You can also have the sauce as a topping for waffles and pancakes.


  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or corstarch
  • 2-3 bananas
  • Almonds for garnish

Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice the berries.
Split open the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.
Add all the berries, vanilla bean and pod (or vanilla extract), grape juice, apple juice, maple syrup and bayleaf to a pot. Bring this mixture to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place the arrowroot or cornstarch in a small mixing bowl. Take 3-4 tablespoons of water and add to the bowl and stir well until combined. Add this to the pot and simmer for 2-3 minutes more.
Remove from heat and discard the vanilla bean and bayleaf. Allow the sauce to cool.
Peel the bananas and split them lengthwise. Pour the sauce over the bananas and garnish with almonds.
Serve chilled!

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