I have a very sweet tooth, and since being diagnosed as diabetic it is a constant struggle to please my sweet tooth, but also my meet my health targets. I love playing with food, deconstructing it down to the individual elements and then rebuilding it in a healthier way. This is my take on berry crumble, with a tiny bit of naughtiness at the end.
Even though there is no cooking you want to prepare your berries a good hour or two ahead of time.
Start with your choice of berries, I had a punnet of strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Tumble them into a big bowl and add a chopped peeled apple.
Depending on the quantity, add a good shake of cinnamon (approx 1 teaspoon) and the juice of a lemon. Mix gently so the berries don’t break up. Depending on how sweet your tooth is, add some Agave syrup. I am addicted to this cranberry version from Biona Organics.
Cover and leave to marinate. The acid in the lemon juice will ‘sort of”cook the berries and the apples give you a gorgeous fresh tasting berry compote.
To serve simply layer up in sundae glasses (an essential ingredient for my desserts) and top with a little fat free yogurt (or coconut yogurt). I added some sugarfree wheat free granola cereal to the top.
The final flourish if you are feeling naughty is a little grating of chocolate. It is amazing how little chocolate you use this way, and you can still feel like you have had a treat. Use raw chocolate for an even healthier treat.