Berry bliss

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Perfect for summer, Fi Jamieson-Folland’s heavenly breakfast treat will give you a smooth, berry-boost.

This delicious and healthy fare provides a valuable energy supply from the right fats (non-hydrogenated, which can help our immune, cardiovascular and hormonal systems, plus our metabolism and skin, and even promote weight loss), low glycaemic (slow-release) nutrients, fibre (can help us to absorb more from our food as it travels slowly through our bodies), vitamins (including K – to help with the health of our red blood cells, and C – for childhood growth, cell protection) and minerals (including manganese and copper – can protect our cells and help with our memory).

When? Ideal for breakfast – neat or over your muesli or your gRAWnola (keep your eyes peeled for the gRAWnola recipe!)

Berry Bliss

Makes enough for 2 glasses.

  • medjool-dates2 cups plain coconut yoghurt
  • ½ cup blueberries (can be frozen)
  • 3 medjool dates – pre-soaked for 3 hours in filtered water, de-stoned and drained just before use (set the drained-off fluid aside)
  • Pinch of ground sea salt
  • Optional extra (for a thicker mix) – ¼ cup cashews plus ¼ cup sunflower seeds – pre-soaked overnight in filtered water, rinsed and drained just before use

Place all your ingredients, including half of the dates-water, into your blender and process until creamy smooth. If you like, slowly add the rest of the dates-water to find the thickness you prefer.

Keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Top tips for your perfect Berry Bliss

  • Looks stunning with a few pre-soaked sunflower seeds, blueberries or peppermint leaves on top. Or sprinkle with bee pollen, or even grated raw chocolate.
  • Works well with orange segments (peeled) instead of blueberries.
  • Include organic where possible. If that’s not possible, use extra soaking time if you can, and rinse well.
  • Pop any leftovers (really?) in a sealed BPA-free container in the fridge and finish within 2 days.

Lip-smacking good!

Bonus take away

This is the perfect topping for Healthy Heavenly Bites – email me direct if you’d like your copy, at

Do make sure you put ‘Healthy Heavenly Bites – SL’ as your email subject line.

Fiona Jamieson-Folland

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with more than 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, certified raw, vegan, gluten-free chef, educator, writer and health coach. She lives in Auckland with her husband, Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends. Visit Fi’s website Convertibelle.

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