I recently participated in my third 14-day online fitness challenge with the wonderful Trainer Kristen, who also suggested the group stay off refined and added sugar. I’m not big on sweets and sugar isn’t really an issue for me, so I was perfectly happy to stick to the plan to limit myself to fruit, and use honey or maple syrup in moderation. That said, I do love a treat sometimes! So I whipped this up, (literally, just a little whipped cream and vanilla as shown here), and shared it with the other challengers as an option for a healthy alternative dessert or late afternoon snack. Maybe it’s the Washington State-born part of me, but I adore apples – many of my paintings are of apples – and this Sugar Bee Apple was spectacular. I have since put this combination together several more times, including for a visiting friend, who loved it, and was delighted when as she looked for a spoon, I said, “you just eat it with your hands!” So while it’s more an idea ingredients to assemble, and suggestion of flavors and textures than a recipe per se, I thought it worth sharing here on Kirsty’s Table, too.
- 1 crisp red apple
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 sprig mint
- 1/4 cup whole walnuts and/or almonds
- 1 big dollop whipped cream
- In a dry pan, toast the walnuts for a few minutes on medium heat to toast and warm just a bit. Set aside.
- Cut the apple into wedges and arrange on small plate, and add the walnuts.
- Add your dollop of whipped cream, drizzle the honey, and place your mint in a spring or individual leaves as you like. Enjoy!