Welcome to Tort(e) Tuesdays, jurors! Each month on the first Tuesday, I will feature a “Tort(e)”
I call it a Tort(e) because it has multiple meanings: (1) a Tort is a “wrongful act . . . that results in injury to another person, property, reputation or the like.” and (2) a Torte, with an “e” is “a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour.” And this month we are doing a Healthy Mixed Berry Torte!
I adore this torte! This is by far the easiest and most healthy torte I have made on all of the Torte Tuesdays.
As I mentioned in the Docket awhile back, I’m trying to get back to my healthiest state. This means that some things have been removed from my diet completely (albeit temporarily, as I’m trying to see what works for me!) and some things have been replaced by other healthier options.
As I was thinking about what type of torte I wanted to make for July’s Torte Tuesday, I of course thought of red, white and blue because of the Fourth, obviously, only this year, the 4th would have been before Torte Tuesday so it wouldn’t really have done you much good, amiright? So I nixed that idea.
So then instead of being kitschy or trendy, I just thought about summer and what that means to me. Cold sorbets and fruity desserts that are more tart than sweet. I decided to make this torte with frozen berries, as I was going to be putting it back in the freezer anyway, and fruits are typically frozen immediately after they are picked, so they still have most of the nutrients you get in fresh fruits (especially if you aren’t shopping locally). You can of course substitute fresh fruits of your choosing but you will probably need to freeze it a bit longer after you make it. The texture of the filling might have a different viscosity so just be cognizant of that as well (perhaps use less kefir).
Speaking of Kefir. It’s my new favorite thing. Like really you guys. I’m SO into it. I drink it for dessert. My mom has been bugging me for YEARS to get on probiotics and I always had such a hard time remembering to take them when they are in the fridge yada yada and gave up. But once I decided to give Kefir a try (earlier this month), I never looked back. The plain one takes some getting used to (although I liked it rather quickly as I prefer non-sweetened greek yogurt) but the Triple Berry flavor from Lifeway is my absolute favorite. Like y’all please understand, this is not a sponsored post and they have no idea who I am… I’m just telling you about it because I’m obsessed. Really. SO GOOD.
So of course now that I’m obsessed with this healthy potion, I love putting it in my body! I’m mixing it with my vanilla protein to make a delicious smoothie, I’m drinking it plain, I’m throwing it in your torte recipe! I think you should seriously give this stuff a try! It’s SO good for you to get those probiotics, and it tastes delicious too, so it’s really a win-win. Can’t get enough.
I loved the tartness of the berry filling, and prefer it this way, however, if you want it to be a touch sweeter, add a teaspoon or two of honey and incorporate it while in the food processor. This torte was the perfect way for me to celebrate #TorteTuesday without breaking my healthy living goals. I’ll probably give you something a little more decadent next month (we’ll see!) but this is truly perfect for summer! So go make it already!