Saturday, September 5, 2009

Peach and Almond Fool

Today we are having dessert for breakfast. Crazy, probably but it tasted good and the nutritional stats were fairly healthy so why not. This dessert is a variation of the blackberry fool that I posted in July. This recipe is different for a few reasons. I used some agave instead of all stevia. Unlike the prior preparation I stirred the fruit into the tofu mixture, which is more like the classic application.

As with the prior recipe the ground chia seeds were included to thicken the tofu as well as to add omega 3’s since they fight inflammation and cancer. Almonds were included as a garnish to provide a little crunchy texture, which I thought, would be good with the soft tofu and peaches.

Peach and Almond Fool
Serves 4


12.3 ounces low fat silken tofu, firm
1 tablespoon white chia seeds, freshly ground
½ cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons agave
1 scoop stevia
1 teaspoon of almond extract
freshly ground nutmeg to taste (I used approximately 1/8 teaspoon)
3 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into small dice
2 tablespoons of almonds, slivered


Combine everything but the peaches in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and combined. Pour the contents into a container with a lid. Add the diced peaches and stir them into tofu mixture. Chill for at least 8 hours so that the chia seeds will completely absorb the liquid and will not be gritty. I made this last night for breakfast this morning. Reserve a little of the fresh peach for tomorrow to put on the top of each serving.

To serve mound into a pretty dessert glass and top with slivered almond and a little fresh peach and a sprig of mint if desired.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 169.25
Calories From Fat (30%) - 50.4

Total Fat - 5.82g
Saturated Fat - 1.02g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 101.33mg
Potassium - 436.69mg
Total Carbohydrates - 21.16g
Fiber - 4.96g
Sugar - 14.36g
Protein - 10.51g


This recipe is thick and rich and tastes much more decadent than it is. The chia seeds add thickness to the tofu that wouldn’t exist in a tofu only mixture. You can make this dessert with any fruit. It would also be good with defrosted frozen blueberries or strawberries. The chia seeds will be visible (little beige specks) in the tofu mixture which some people may not like (see picture above). In my version there were many peaches so that it wasn't that noticeable. However, I don't know how omni's would reaction to this visual distraction since the anticipation is a completely white base.

This recipe made two servings (one small and one large), which amounted to approximately 1/3 and 2/3’s of the total, which is why I calculated the numbers assuming three servings.

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