Friday, 27 July 2012

Summer is going Papaya

Creamy, cooling and decadent, this fool is no fool on the fuel front! Gluten-free, dairy-free and totally delicious, summer seems like the perfect time to enjoy this Papaya lime fool. So lithe, its lime light and refreshing, few will be able to resist the charms of this pud. The recipe is refreshingly rejuvenating and the list of ingredients are simple to source. 

Desserts like these may be easily adapted to make the most of seasonal fruits. Though in the current heat wave, tropical fruit seems to hit the spot better than fellow berries. Needless to say, my baby boy loves his blueberries more than his cubed papaya pieces. One can’t please everyone, and nor should we try. Choose your favourite fruit, though I urge you to give papaya a whirl. 


Its gently sweet nutty flavour is lifted lovingly by the tart lime, which is only hinted at, papaya is the star of this fool.

I added a little ground cinnamon and vanilla extract, which brings an almost healthy caramel taste to the blend, if there is such a thing? A sprinkle of blueberries and coconut flakes make this a dessert to dream of and share happily. For extra special times, I squeeze a gloop of sweet freedom at the bottom of the glass. I love surprises and enjoy adding a few to my recipes.

I hope your summer is balmy and bright, and even if the weather is overcast, who cares, truly the seasons are in our hearts, and after a long winter, it's time to bloom!!!

Lots of love,


Papaya Lime Fool


Papaya, 3 ripe, peeled and deseeded
Limejuice, 2 tbsp
Sweet freedom/ maple syrup. 50g
Vanilla extract, ½ tsp
Silken tofu, 1 carton, roughly 390g
Ground cinnamon, a sprinkle
Blueberries, a scattering
Shredded coconut flakes, a small handful (optional)

PLACE all ingredients, except, blueberries and coconut, in a blender.
PULSE until velvety smooth.
TASTE and adjust with either a little more lime, or sweeten, depending on your taste buds!
GARNISH with coconut, papaya pieces and blueberries.


  1. Lovely recipe, looks really yummy :-). Please do drop by our blog too.

    Aparna from Square Meals

    1. Thank you Aparna! I look forward to popping over to Square Meals too! FFX


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