Ocean Cups

I’m keeping up the blueberry theme this week without even trying.

This is a recipe I have wanted to make for a long time, ever since I made the Vegan Dirt Cups. But as soon as the idea popped into my head, starfruit was no where to be found. I’m not sure if starfruit has a season (or when it may be), but I finally spotted these yellow gems in the produce section this week and was pretty darn excited!

Sand, blueberries, and starfish! There is a layer of sweet sand, followed by blueberry water, and adorned with a fruity starfish on top. The blueberry water is more blue in name than in actual color. Blueberries quickly become purpleberries once blended, but these cups are beautifully beachy nonetheless.

Ocean Cups

3 servings

Sand

1/2 cup raw rolled oats

1 tbsp agave nectar

Water

1 cup non-dairy milk

1 1/4 cup blueberries

2 tbsps sweetener of choice (preferably light in color)

3 tbsps white chia seeds (white for color purposes)

1 starfruit, sliced

  1. Grind the oats in a food processor or blender.
  2. In a bowl, mix the oats and agave nectar together with a fork until the texture is crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Blend 3/4 cup of the blueberries with the milk, sweetener, and chia seeds on high until smooth. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries. Set in the fridge to thicken.
  4. Assemble the cups, starting with sand, then water, then starfish.

Fat-free option: Omit the chia seeds, and use frozen blueberries instead of fresh. Then your water will be chilly, like a beach day in April before the water has warmed up.

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