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Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

  • 3   Bananas
  • 1/2 TBS   Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp   Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 c   Crushed Almond Pieces

Peel and slice bananas and freeze for at least 2 hours.  Remove from freezer and add first three ingredients to a blender.  Blend until fully combined and smooth.  Pour into freezer safe container, stir in nuts and freeze for at least 1 additional hour.  If you need extra sweetness you can add raw honey, stevia extract, or maple syrup to taste.

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

 

    Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 3  bananas
  • 1 3/4 c  whole wheat flour (I milled hard white)
  • 3/4 c  raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 c  raw honey
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 5 1/4 TBS  real butter
  • 1 tsp  organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

First, stir honey and sugar together in small bowl and sit aside.

In a bowl, mash the peeled bananas. Melt butter, then add to bananas and mix well. Add sugar and honey mixture, beaten egg and vanilla to mixture then stir well. Add the salt and baking soda, stir. Add flour, stir. Pour batter into a buttered bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


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Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Looking for a flour-less, egg-less, sugar-less dessert? Well, here it is!

     Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 c apple sauce
  • 2 c oats
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t cinnamon

Combine all ingredients.  Spoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350º for 15-20 min.


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Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

So I have been seeing a lot of neat recipes floating around on facebook lately and you know me, I HAVE to try it at least once if it looks good and isn’t too dependent on processed foods.  So here is my:

     Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

  • 1/4 c uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 t dried chia seeds
  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c orange juice (I used pineapple juice in this picture b/c SOMEBODY drank the oj)
  • 1/4 c yogurt (I use organic, hormone, anti-biotic free)
  • 1/2 c fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 c fresh sliced bananas
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 t honey (I use local/raw)

In blender add your oats and chia seeds. Blend on high until texture of flour.  Add milk and juice to blender and blend well making sure to get the oats and chia up into the mixture with a spoon or spatula.  Add yogurt and blend.  Add strawberries and bananas, then blend.  Add vanilla and honey and blend on high until desired smoothness is obtained.  Transfer into jar and refrigerate overnight.  Will keep in fridge for 2-3 days. Shake before drinking.