When the lovely people from Pinterest asked me if I would like to spread the word about Comic Relief Red Nose day, I immediately said yes! They asked for something yummy, easy and colourful. This is where my clean eating Pavlova recipe was born and I am sharing it with you today, you lucky, lucky lot :o)
Red Nose Day is back on the 24th March and I am so proud and happy to support this amazing cause, which is trying to find ways to tackle poverty and injustice around the world. They have some incredible projects in the UK and Africa, and the money raised is used to fund them and support those in need… think vaccinations for kids in Africa, people with mental health problems here in UK, as well as young people and their families, at risk of abuse, violence and exploitation.
If you’d like to help and get involved, simply choose a way to fundraise and join in with Red Nose Day at work, home or school. You could make this lovely and super easy clean eating Pavlova recipe! They even provide you with a free baking kit, so if you want to bake a massive difference this Red Nose Day, order a free, fabulous baking kit from the Red Nose Day website here.
Now back to this lush clean eating Pavlova recipe. For the sweetener, I have used xylitol, but you can use stevia powder too. Just make sure it’s a healthy alternative to sugar and adjust the measurements accordingly. For the topping, I used soya yoghurt, but you can use my whipped cream or full-fat Greek yoghurt. The topping is loads and loads of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, drizzled with a warm berry sauce made from half a cup of frozen berries, a dash of water and a squeeze of maple syrup or whatever sweetener you have.
The only unusual ingredient you might need to shop for is cream of tartar which helps to increase the volume and stability of whisked egg whites in meringues, Pavlovas and soufflés. You can get it in Tesco in the baking aisle for £1.00.
Here's the clean eating Pavlova recipe
- 4 egg whites
- ⅓ cup xylitol
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- White yoghurt of your choice (I used Tesco Soya)
- Fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
- For berry sauce: ½ cup frozen berries, teaspoon maple syrup and splash of water
- Preheat your oven to 150C/130C fan and line your baking tray with baking paper.
- Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then whisk in the xylitol slowly by 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Next, whisk in the apple cider vinegar and cream of tartar.
- Get the prepared baking tray and using the egg white mixture, create a big circle with a small nest in the middle to put the berries in.
- Bake for 1 hr, then turn off the heat and let the Pavlova cool completely inside the oven.
- While it is cooling down, make the berry sauce by placing the berries, splash of water and maple syrup in a small pan. Let is simmer for 5 minutes until you get a sauce consistency.
- Spread a layer of yoghurt over the Pavlova, add all of the berries and then pour the berry sauce over it.
How easy is this clean eating Pavlova recipe? You can use any toppings you like, whatever fruit you have or whatever's in season.
Make sure you get your free baking kit and start your own fundraising for this amazing cause.