JP’s Refreshing Recipe
This week, we asked founder of allplants, Jonathan 'JP' Petrides, to share one of his favourite brain-healthy recipes. He told us about these ice-lollies… and well. It’s started a minor addiction. JP is all about keeping things as earth-friendly as possible, so he chose blueberries - which are in season right now, so you should be able to get them without a major carbon footprint - and hopefully, less packaging. So, pick up a load at your local farmers’ market and chuck ‘em in the freezer - so you can continue your ice-lolly habit year-round.
“Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense berries. The antioxidants from them benefit and help maintain brain function and improve your memory. During those mid-afternoon slumps at your desk, they're great to nibble on and the perfect brain-boosting ingredient for a healthy treat!"
Why is it good for my brain?
Blueberries are the superfoods that your brain fantasizes about on long, lonely nights… Did you know that adding blueberries to your diet for 3 months significantly improves your memory? They’re also powerful antioxidants, brain-boosting snacks for smart kids and protect from heart disease. See? Pretty sexy, as far as superfoods go.
The gluten-free base of this cheesecake uses walnuts as the main component, which are not only delicious and a perfect complement to those tart bluebs; but also provide you with top notch omega 3 and 6, and help to improve your focus.
Cooking time: 10 mins prep, 4 hours freezing
1/2 lemon (juiced)
250g plant based natural yoghurt (like soy or coconut)
3 tbsp maple syrup
Ice lolly moulds
Blend your blueberries and lemon juice until smooth.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix your yoghurt and maple syrup.
Grab your ice lolly moulds, and pour in a little of your blueberry mixture, then a little bit of your yoghurt mixture, and so on until the moulds are full.
Use the back of a spoon to create swirls inside the moulds.
Transfer to your freezer and let sit for 30 minutes before inserting the wooden holders.
Freeze until solid (3-4 hours).
Try not to eat them all at once.
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About JP & allplants
Jonathan 'JP' Petrides is a serial entrepreneur who loves building businesses to do good, focusing on solving major global problems.
He founded Africa’s first and fastest growing mobile bank M-Shwari, and award-winning healthcare company Penda.
Since 2016, alongside his brother Alex, he's been sparking a plant-powered revolution with allplants, delivering healthy food that tastes amazing to homes across the UK. Allplants is on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company, and JP is inspiring more people to eat plants and reduce their environmental footprint.