I can’t eat enough nuts and berries. They make my desert island list of can’t-live-without foods. I almost went berry nutty all the way to the bathroom last summer over-indulging in this berry crumble.
I started making this crumble years ago when I was a college student. I'd keep it in the fridge as a study snack. I revisited this trusty recipe a few years ago much to my husband’s delight. Rob eats his “Blueberry Smash” (frozen blueberries, cottage cheese, natural yogurt, and raw nuts) every night after dinner like clockwork. He acts like he can’t sleep without it.
I gently suggested that there might be a berry good variation. He happily embraced this alternative, and there was soon a freshly baked berry crumble on rotation into the fridge every second day. All of our friends and family caught the berry nutty bug at our July 4th firework feast, and it quickly created a berry lovin beast.
Everybody made their own versions of this basic recipe to share, and we had a berry loving blast of a summer. The recipe even humorously landed in a homemade cookbook wedding gift....with a disclaimer...
You see, as we were all championing the berry nutty movement, our bowels were down there revolting with a berry butty bomb. It wasn’t long before our pooh literally turned blue! Sorry if that's just a bit too much information, but there it was.
The good news was that our “shit literally didn’t stink”. It smelt like fragrant berries. However, we quickly decided to take the path of least resistance, and that moderation was the key to berry lovely bowels. Suffice to say, Rob’s gone back to smashing instead of crumbling. It turns out that too much of a good thing can make you blue...
When eaten in moderation, this recipe is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. It's a nutritional powerhouse loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Just don't get berry greedy. You've been warned.