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No-Bake Orange Berry Crumble

Serves 6.


    Who thinks fruit crisps need to be baked? This rich red dessert certainly doesn’t. And by not baking, there’s less risk of nutrient loss. This crumble is easy to assemble and guaranteed to impress. More importantly, it’s chock full of antioxidants—the darling essential for heart-healthy goodness.


    Wine pairing

    Avoid after-dinner wines that are overly sweet, as they’ll overpower the berry crumble, causing fruit to be too tart. Choose a sparkling wine that is light and not too cloying, such as a Canadian Muscat produced from grapes grown selectively in areas such as BC, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.


    Pack a little twist of additional flavour into your berry crumble with a little drizzle of blackberry ginger-flavoured balsamic. And if you have a penchant for vanilla, replace plain yogurt with vanilla yogurt or ice cream.


    No-Bake Orange Berry Crumble


    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) gluten-free flour
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) large flake old-fashioned oats
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped raw almonds or cashews
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) coconut or raw sugar
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) coconut oil
    • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh blackberries
    • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh blueberries
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) fresh raspberries
    • 1 orange, zest and juice
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt


    Per serving:

    • calories292
    • protein6g
    • fat16g
      • saturated fat11g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates33g
      • sugars13g
      • fibre5g
    • sodium47mg



    In medium-sized bowl, combine flour, oats, nuts, sugar, and seasonings. Stir to blend.


    In 10 in (25 cm) skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in flour mixture until crumbly. Return to medium heat and stir until streusel is as toasted as you like. Transfer to bowl. Cool and store in sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week, if youu2019d like.


    In large bowl, combine berries, orange zest, and juice. Gently toss. Divide among 4 serving bowls. Sprinkle toasted streusel overtop. Serve with dollops of yogurt.


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    Going Pro

    Going Pro

    You might think of protein as something you mainly get from a meal and, therefore, not a component of dessert. But, if you’re going to opt for dessert from time to time, why not consider working in ingredients that go big on this important macronutrient? It’s easier (and more delicious) than you may think! Protein is an essential part of every cell in your body and plays a starring role in bone, muscle, and skin health. So, certainly, you want to make sure you’re eating enough. And it’s best to spread protein intake throughout the day, since your body needs a continual supply. This is why it can be a great idea to try to include protein in your desserts. When protein is provided in sufficient amounts in a dessert, it may help you feel more satiated and help temper blood sugar swings. Plus, in many cases, that protein comes in a package of other nutritional benefits. For instance, if you’re eating a dessert made with protein-packed Greek yogurt, you’re not just getting protein; you’re getting all the yogurt’s bone-benefitting calcium and immune-boosting probiotics, too. Adding nuts to your dessert doesn’t just provide plant-based protein, but it also provides heart-healthy fats. Yes, desserts need not be just empty calories. Ready for a treat? These protein-filled desserts with a healthy twist are dietitian-approved—and delicious.