Gluten Free Vegan Summer Berry Tart

gluten free berry tart

This lovely vegan berry tart is loaded with antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and lots of beta-carotene and Vitamin C.

It is easy to make and can even be used as a birthday cake. Being free of refined sugar it’s ideal for a kids’ party.

Tart ingredients:
• 2 tbsp chia seeds (soak in ½ cup water for about 5 minutes)
• 1 cup hazelnuts (blend to flour consistency)
• ½ cup gluten free flour
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
• ½ cup olive oil

How to make it…
Preheat oven to 200c. Put all the ingredients into a bowl or mixer, and mix well. Make a round ball out of the dough and press into a 20cm cake form, lined with baking paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes and leave to cool before adding the toppings.

Chocolate filling ingredients:
2 sweet potatoes (steam in oven on 180c for 40 minutes or until soft, scoop out the flesh and allow to cool)
½ cup of soaked cashews (soak for 1 hour)
7 dried apricots (soak in water for 1 hour)
4 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
5 tbsp cashew (or other plant) milk
1 tsp maple syrup

Topping ingredients:
Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries or other berries in season. Pour over some liquid chocolate (warm up 1tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp maple syrup). Use organic ingredients where possible.

Thanks for this recipe go to Nutritional Therapist Beata Devlin for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Find out more at: www.naturopathy-uk.com

 

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