Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 minute
Standing Time: 30 minutes
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp stevia
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
10 thin peeled slices fresh gingerroot
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
2 tbsp orange liqueur (optional)
4 cups whole strawberries
2 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
In small saucepan, combine water and stevia; bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
Boil 1 minute, remove from heat and stir in mint, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves and orange liqueur.
Let stand covered for 30 minutes or until cooled.
Meanwhile, slice strawberries in half if they are large.
Place in bowl along with blueberries and raspberries. Place sieve over bowl and strain mint syrup, pressing mint with back of spoon. Toss fruit with syrup.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Garnish with mint.
Tip: Fruit and syrup can be prepared the night before, covered and refrigerated.
Toss just before serving.
PROTEIN: 1 gram
FAT: 0.5 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 21 grams
FIBRE: 4 grams
SODIUM: 4 mg