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Showing posts with label Banana. Show all posts
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September 2, 2018

BananaFanna Almond Fudge Bar

Ohhhh my! What could be better than banana, nut
butter, and chocolate, combined in a bar????

I love these, and my grandkids LOVE them too. It’s a great nutrient-dense treat to include in their packed lunches for school or daycare!!!

Use your creativity and swap out a few ingredients. Add a dash of cinnamon and pinch of cayenne for more depth of flavor. Increase melted cacao for a more fudgey version. It’s all good!

Comment below if you plan to try this, and let us know how it turns out!!!!

July 8, 2018

Coconut Mango Pudding

Quick and easy, delightful summer treat. Blend, chill, and serve!!!

There are so many variations that are possible. Add wild blueberries, bananas, pineapple, etc. almost anything goes. Add water or almond milk, only as needed. Feel free to switch out maple syrup for a few dates.

I used fresh young Thai coconut meat, but you can use dried unsweetened coconut too. Soak for one hour to rehydrate, drain  and follow recipe. It may not be as creamy and I suggest using almond milk instead of water. I have a video on you tube demonstrating how to open these coconuts. It’s fun and pretty simple. These make great ice pops too!!!

September 8, 2016

Fabulous Living Oatmeal

This is the BEST oatmeal we've ever tasted. It's nothing like cooked, mushy oatmeal. The texture and flavor are fantastic. Delicious and nutritious!!!! A nice hearty breakfast when you are craving something more than a smoothie. Sticks to your ribs AND energizes! Great way to send your kids off to school!

January 7, 2016

Sprouted Cinnamon Grammy Crackers for Big and Little Kids

As a proud Grammy, caring part time for my grandson, I've decided to create new food ideas perfect for toddlers and their mommas. I'm thrilled to present this amazing nutrient-dense treat. Not a Mom or baby? No worries...you'll enjoy these too!   It's NUT, Dairy, Gluten and Sugar FREE! Don't have a dehydrator? Try a low temperature oven..I like to use a  dehydrator and I've not personally tried it, but I can't imagine it would be difficult.

June 28, 2015

"Root Beer Float" Smoothie

As a little girl I'd get utterly giddy at the thought of a Root Beer Float, and to this day, it's connected to many happy childhood memories. As a recipe developer, my goal is to RE-create comfort foods, replacing processed ingredients with healthy ingredients. While visiting a local spice shop, I came across this Root Beer Extract and could not resist. The aroma alone, sent me down memory lane. I was inspired to create! While not an actual "soda" the flavor is quite reminiscent of Root Beer Floats. Just thinking about some raw vegan vanilla ice cream wiht this..YUM!  But for now, this smoothies, inspired by childhood memories, please this little girls' taste buds..I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.    

March 27, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Tops (Gluten-Free)

Blueberry Muffins have always been a big comfort food in my life. These no-bake, raw vegan treats are well worth the effort. The taste and mouth-feel are outstanding! Now you can have them too! 


February 12, 2015

Apple Walnut Muffins - Gluten-Free

Served warm from the dehydrator, these muffins are very reminiscent of the SAD (Standard American Diet - aka BAKED) version. I didn't make them too sweet, and sunflower seeds can have a little bite, so sweeten according to your taste. I love the "Autumn Spiciness." Drizzle with raw honey, cashew cream, or your favorite fruit "syrup"...oh, and some raw ice cream - HEAVEN!

January 1, 2015

Fig Halvah (Sesame) Smoothie


"Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. 

Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I've always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of  my favorite childhood treat.

November 29, 2014

Pecan-Carob Maca Milkshake

Oh Yum! Thank you Living Tree Community for another fantastic product. Of course this is lick-off-the-spoon-fantastic, but I was in a hurry and wanted to toss together a quick, satisfying beverage. I didn't quite measure everything, so amounts are approximate, but this is so reminiscent of a frothy milkshake. Feel free to adjust as needed.

August 5, 2014

Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?

This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.

May 21, 2014

Mint Carob Smoothie

I received a complimentary jar of Living Tree CommunitAlmond Tahini Carob Butter. All I can say is - LTC - you've created another WINNER! Eat it right off the spoon, spread on dehydrated crackers, or add  it to smoothies, puddings, "cheesecakes," etc.

January 14, 2014

Banana Nut Flatbread - January 2014 Newsletter

I've made quite a few flatbreads over the years, but to date, this is my all time favorite. It's so tasty, that you don't need to put anything on it. However, add some nut butter or raw cheese and sliced apples, for a really special treat! These are great for any road trip, and I plan on taking them with me to the Living Raw Expo in LA! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please sign up for our barely monthly Newsletter so you don't miss any upcoming recipes.

November 1, 2013

Deep Cleanse Smoothie

For some reason, I've only juiced parsley, and never thought to use it in a smoothie, until I was at a friend's house the other night, and she prepared one for us. It was great and super refreshing. Parsley is one of the most popular herbs and so often used for seasoning or garnish, that people overlook the amazing healing properties of this vibrant ingredient.


October 9, 2013

Happy Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

Finding new and interesting raw foods to prepare is a total thrill for me. In the process, I explore lots of different raw products. When I promote or suggest a product, it's only because I really and truly LOVE it. So for those of you looking for something new and fun...check out some of the ingredients below!!! As always you can eliminate any products you don't have, or like, and add your own flair, but this is how I prepared my new seasonal smoothie.

July 2, 2013

Raw Chocolate-Cherry Tahini Martini


Martini anyone? OHHHH..this one you can even share with your kiddles....sometimes, it's all about presentation. Try a fancy glass or straw. Don't hold back on a garnish...treat yourself as you would a guest. Relax and enjoy this special beverage/smoothie. 

May 11, 2013

She Put de Lime in de Coconut...(Smoothie)

She drank 'em bot' up...Yes I did! Simple, easy and delicious.

You can prepare many variations of this...eliminate, substitute, or add to your heart's content...Just enjoy enjoy enjoy! I used water kefir and young Thai coconut (water and meat), but you can use almond milk or any nut milk you enjoy.

April 8, 2013

Not-So Black "Licorice Candy" Wheels

Black licorice has always been a love of mine, and while sucking on licorice root is pleasant, nothing has come close to the CHEWY texture of black licorice candy. Here's my first attempt at raw "licorice" wheels. They're still in the dehydrator,and should get a bit darker and firmer than pictures. Chewy, delicious, and enough "licorice" flavor from the star-anise lingers that lingers nicely on your tongue.

July 18, 2012

Papaya-Banana Swirl Ice Cream

OHhhhhhhhhh HEAVENLY GOODNESS! A friend of mine blessed me with her old Champion Juicer. Just prior to giving it to me, it was accidentally dropped (and survived), but needed a few replacement parts that had cracked. I managed to find a really good deal on some of the parts, including a BLANK PLATE (for under $3.00) at Amazon.

I had NO idea what I was missing!!!! Such creamy deliciousness

May 12, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

I've posted a Mint Chocolate Chip smoothie previously using almond milk and real mint. Today, I created a similar smoothie with a few different ingredients. This is why I love Medicine Flower extracts so much! You can create an amazing variety of flavors that titillate your taste buds. The flavors are SUPER concentrated, so you only need a couple of drops!

April 17, 2012

Super Green Ginger Snap Smoothie

For something a little different, I created this Ginger Snap Smoothie.

I honestly can't say its my all time favorite, but it's very tasty and W seemed to REALLY liked it a lot, and it was a nice change.

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