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Val's recipe combines nature's best antioxidant the Aronia berry as a wonderful alternative fruit in her parfait. Aronia berries are a unique food that promotes natural wellness. We suggest using our fresh frozen fruit from Blazerfarmz for this recipe.

Val's Layered Aroniaberry Parfait

Ingredients: (part 1)

- 1 frozen banana, peeled

- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen pear, cubed and cored

- 1/2 cup of frozen or thawed aronia berries (plus a few extra for garnish)

- 1 tablespoon of raw clover honey

Directions: Use the auger to push fruit into the blade to create an ice-cream consistency. (If your blender will not smooth out the frozen fruit without liquid, add a little coconut water until it starts turning freely.) Blend until smooth, pour into glass dishes, place in the freezer for 15 minutes to an hour. Do not wash out the blender. You will be making the topping in the same pitcher. The "left-over" dark purple sorbet that is still in the blender will create a beautiful violet hue for the topping.

Ingredients for Topping: (part 2)

1/2 cup soaked, hulled, raw sunflower seeds

1/2 whole vanilla bean

1/2 cup frozen coconut milk

1 to 2 (tbs.) of raw white honey or clear agave nectar

Directions: Blend until smooth, pour over the aronia berry sorbet, return to the freezer until firm. Top with thawed aronia berries.