Frozen Banana Ice Cream
I slice up bananas and freeze them as I use them in a few of my recipes, like this one. I remove the desired amount of frozen bananas from my freezer and put them in my food processer along with some blueberries, raspberries or strawberries, a little vanilla and a little almond or coconut milk, (unsweetened) and blend the mixture into a creamy ice cream like texture and scoop some into a bowl, add toppings as desired and ENJOY!
I always make a little extra and freeze it up in separate containers for future snacks. It will freeze SOLID so I set it out for a few minutes or place it in my microwave for a few seconds to soften it before enjoying:))
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
(A NO FLOUR BAKING RECEIPE)
2 cups cooked black beans or canned no-salt added or low soduium black beans, drained
10 Medjool Dates–Pitted
2 TBS Raw Almond Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup natural, non-alkalized Cocoa powder–I needed to add 1/2 cup of your favorite sweetner as my cocoa is unsweetned.
(I use stevia, agave or coconut crystals)
1 TBSP Chia seeds
I also added some unsweetened shredded coconut (and plan to try some chopped almonds another time)
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
Blend the black beans, dates, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Pour into a very lightly oiled 8×8 inch baking pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Cool completely before cutting into small squares.
HAPPINESS IS A CONSCIOUS CHOICE, NOT AN AUTOMATIC RESPONSE…Mildred Barthel,poet
1/2 cup Quinoa Flour
1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes (also used for instant hot cereal) or I sometimes substitute certified oatmeal flakes.
2 TBS Honey, Agave OR 2 TBS Coconut Crystals
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Very Ripe Bananas
1 tsp Vanilla
Blueberries as desired
Additional ingredients that I add to this recipe: 1 TBS of Almond Butter to cut the Quinoa Flavor; a dash of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut and Ground Flaxseed or Chia Seeds and occasionally some finely chopped Almonds for texture.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the Flour and Flakes with other dry ingredients and any extra ingredients that you have added to your recipe. In another bowl mix together Bananas, Blueberries, your desired sweetener (honey, coconut crystals etc…) Vanilla and Almond Butter.
Combine the 2 bowls of ingredients together and then pour into Greased Muffin Tins (Fill Half Full). Bake approximately 20-25 min. at 400 degrees. (Do not over bake as they dry out). I bake my MINI muffins for 13 minutes.
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa Flakes or Oatmeal flakes
1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
2 TBS Almond Butter
4 Large Very Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
1 TBS Vanilla
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
Pinch of Sea Salt
I also add a dash of Ground Flaxseed or Chia Seeds and occasionally Chopped Almonds as desired:)
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees; In a large bowl mash Bananas with a fork then add Vanilla, Almond Butter, and Coconut Sugar and any additional Seeds/Nuts I chose to include and mix together;
Then add Quinoa, Quinoa or Oatmeal Flakes, Coconut and Sea Salt; stir in Chocolate Chips;
Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper and drop batter onto cookie sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and Cool. Makes about 40.
This is my daily favorite protein shake made in my Vita-Mix blender:
It can be my breakfast or a snack
1 scoop of Jay Robb Egg White Vanilla protein
1/2 scoop Hemp Force with Cocoa and Maca
Approx. 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (Silk)
A handful of frozen sliced banana and a small handful of frozen blueberries (organic)
Unsweetened shredded coconut
A sprinkle of PNB power sometimes
Kale and/or spinach (organic)
a little water if necessary and then BLEND–YUMMY!!
Occasionally, I have a small serving of a whole grain hot cereal, I will make the above shake without the kale and spinach (sometimes) and pour it on to my hot cereal….Also yummy and filling!
I feel energized and ready for my day. Occasionally, I have two during a busy and strenuous massage practice day.
I love this shake because there is nothing better than PNB, CHOCOLATE AND BANANAS IN A CREAMY SHAKE:)) A DESSERT THAT IS A MEAL! WOW!!!
Start with the Protein Powder(s), add your favorite fruits/seeds, non-dairy milk/water and add some greens and make this smoothie your own!
Terri Lange, RN, LMT