CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SALF, SOYF, SUF, YF
Chop the stems and tear the leaves into bite size pieces and place in a pot. Core, peel and chop/dice apples. Rub the apple pieces with the lemon juice. Add apples and berries to the greens in the pot with a bit of water. Let come to a boil, then simmer on low, covered, for 45-60 minutes. Drain any water and puree greens and fruit in a food processor, adding in stevia to sweeten. Serve hot or cold.
This is one of those simple recipes that I've dubbed "Cooked Green Smoothies."
This recipe is a great way to use up those stems from the chard. If you don't care for their fibrous quality or for the seeds in the berries, then go ahead and use a food mill. Using a food mill will also make this pudding suitable for baby food.
With its lovely burst of red color from the red chard and berries, this low-glycemic pudding makes an excellent light snack or dessert.
As with any other pudding, you can always top it with your favorite garnishes: a handful of fresh berries, some dried goji berries or some shredded coconut would work nicely here.
Variation: To thin out the pudding, add in some of the cooking water. To make a thicker pudding, add in 1 or more TBsp of flour (could be coconut, almond, a grain flour, etc.).
Variation: You could omit the apples and bump up the amount of berries to 2 cups.
Final suggestion: I like using this thick pudding and other Cooked Green Smoothie recipes as a topping on my cookies. What say you?
As always, Enjoy :)
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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