HuePets brings kids into the kitchen (by our HueChef)

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There are numerous ways to incorporate Norms Farms product in your kid’s everyday meals.Our HueChef Mark Allison has developed some very delicious and easy recipes that will leave your kids wanting more!

Elderberry Berry Smoothie

Serves: 4. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: None. Serving size: 1 cup.

3 cups nonfat milk, unsweetened almond milk or homemade almond milk

½ cup blackberries fresh or frozen

½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen (hulled)

½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 banana, peeled and cut into 1 inch rounds 

2 to 4 teaspoons Norm’s farm Elderberry Extract

1 tablespoon flaxseeds, ground

How to make:

Blend all of the ingredients in your blender to a consistency you like. Make extra and store in the refrigerator so they’re ready when you need a quick snack or breakfast on the go.

Elderberry, Raspberry, Banana Yogurt

Serves: 4. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: None. Serving size: 1 cup.

Transform basic yogurt into a tasty treat with just a few ingredients. 

Ingredients:

2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 to 4 teaspoons Norm’s farm Elderberry Extract

½ cup blueberries

2 bananas, peeled and cut into rounds

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

How to make: 

Stir the yogurt and elderberry extract together, then place the yogurt mixture into a ramekin, small dessert bowl or to-go cup. Scatter over the blueberries, the sliced banana and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve.

Elderberry & Wild Blue Berry & Thyme Cheese Cake

Serves 8 to 10. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 70 minutes. Serving size: 1 slice.

Ingredients:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

2x 8oz cream cheese, at room temperature

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

2/3 cup heavy cream

4 teaspoons Norm’s farm Elderberry Extract

Pinch kosher salt

¼ cup all-purpose flour, sieved

½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

2 cups fresh wild blueberries

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)

How to make:

Pre-heat oven to 360’F and grease an 8 inch spring-form pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Unwrap the pastry and dust your work surface with flour, gently roll the puff pastry out to 1/4 inch thickness. Press the pastry inside the pan and up the sides of the pan. Transfer to the fridge and chill while you prepare the batter.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl until very smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time until the eggs are fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then reduce the mixer speed to medium-low. Add cream, extract, and salt, and beat until combined, about 1 minute.

Add the flour and thyme leaves to the batter, then beat again to combine, about 30 seconds. Pour the batter into the prepared pastry-lined pan. Gently sprinkle the blueberries over the batter, then gently fold the corners the pastry over the berries. 

Place the cheese cake on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top, but still slightly wobbly in the center. Let the cheese cake cool 5 minutes, then unmold. Let cool completely. Slice into wedges and serve at room temperature or chilled with a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Enjoy.

Elderberry Fruit Bowl

Serves 1. Preparation time: 2 minutes. Cooking time: None. Serving size: 1 ½ cups.

1 cup frozen raspberries

1 banana

1 tablespoon almond milk or water

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 teaspoon Norm’s farm Elderberry Extract 

How to make:

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, then scape into your breakfast bowl and top with your favorite mix of nuts, seeds, and fresh fruit, finish with a drizzle of Norm’s farm Elderberry Extract.

Tip: why not add blueberries, strawberries or blackberries to you berry bowl as a base and get the full benefits of a combination of fruits.

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