Week 6 – Freeze Your Bananas – Raw Ice Cream Flavors
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Frozen bananas make banana “ice cream”. It’s amazing how close to an ice cream consistency this becomes!
So, don’t throw away your over ripe bananas, freeze them. After they have been in the freezer – even for one hour – take them out and peel them.
Blend them in the blender to an ice cream consistency.
Strawberry flavor – Blend a few strawberries into the mix.
Chocolate or carob flavor – Blend a tablespoon of raw cacao powder or carob powder (if you don’t want caffeine) into your mix.
Make it a shake – by adding a little coconut water or even rice milk or almond milk (still better than what I used to eat)! If you need it sweeter, add some of your agave nectar.
Make it a sundae – by adding any of these:
– cacao nibs (similar to chocolate chips)
– real strawberry slices
– pineapple chunks
– strawberry sauce made up of 1 tablespoon of raw honey blended with real strawberries
– a cherry on top.
Keep it as simple as you like, or get creative.
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WEEK 4 – Raw Almond Butter
Another simple, but excellent raw addition to my life is raw almond butter.
Now there is a store I have found where this is really inexpensive, so I encourage you to shop around. Some places are really expensive, but one is almost a third of the expensive price. You can buy it creamy or crunchy. I love the crunchy one! My mom loves the creamy one.
- Buy raw almond butter – crunchy or creamy – this week.
- Add it to your banana for breakfast or a dessert with the raw honey.
A spoonful of half almond butter (or less) and half honey (or less) on each bite of banana satisfies my sweet tooth. And I have a very sweet tooth! (Remember, I grew up eating lots of pastries and donuts.)
Follow Trisha’s (my mom’s) progress and mine in our 52 weeks to improve our health.
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Week 3 – Chocolate Fudgy Truffles
This week, we are using the same three ingredients as last week, to make the truffles. We are just going to build on those three, keeping
our budgets in mind.
We are adding more cacao powder for a drier, truffle fudge consistency.
- 4 Tablespoons raw cacao powder (or carob powder if you don’t want the caffeine)
- 1 Tablespoon raw agave nectar
- 1 Tablespoon coconut butter
- Roll them into a ball shape
- Add a dash of peppermint oil or vanilla bean oil if you want a different flavor
- Roll them in coconut flakes or cacao nibs to change it up a bit (adds a nice texture or crunch)
- Decorate with fruit on a pretty dish
Kid-Friendly Tip: Put the truffles in molds or cookie cutters for more fun or smoother shapes.
My mom, Trisha J, is following my 52 week challenge to raw food. She tried these truffles and said she needed a little more agave nectar for a sweeter version. Feel free to change the amounts to suit your needs!
These are standard raw ingredients for making delicious raw desserts and raw drinks. They are worth the money. I use up every ounce of these products and they do not perish quickly. These ingredients also help me choose a delicious alternative for dessert or a drink that is
much better for my health.
JEN’S 52 WEEK RAW CHALLENGE
I think it’s easiest to start with some yummy desserts! These are sweet and some chocolaty!
WEEK 1: RAW honey
Buy raw honey this first week.
(click above on the picture of me for the video)
I personally prefer the thicker version that looks and tastes like frosting. This is a link to my favorite!!
My favorite raw honey
Easiest tips for this week: Try it on your bananas. A spoonful of this is delightful even by itself.
Next steps (optional): There is also a cinnamon raw honey that’s nice for dipping apple slices or flax crackers.
Raw Honey –
- Aids stomach and digestion.
- Is good for allergies, healing ulcers, burns, &
has anti-cancer properties.
- Is an antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal, and antibacterial!
What a Super Food!