Archive of ‘sweet’ category

Mango ‘nice cream’ dessert

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Mango nice cream… this is so refreshing! More like a sorbet than ice cream… fruity, smooth and delicious! (Dar you will love!)

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Ingredients

3 cups frozen organic mango
1/2 can light coconut milk (trader joes)
1 tablespoon honey (give or take depending on your desired level of sweetness)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. Enjoy! We topped ours with coconut… pretty delicious!

 

Chocolate ‘nice cream’ dessert

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This one is sure to satisfy all you chocolate lovers! You can make this even richer by adding more cocoa powder… its truly fantastic! Plus… you can always add a few ingredients to add a little variety if plain o’l chocolate isn’t fancy enough for you… say mocha almond fudge (just add a teaspoon of instant coffee and a few chocolate chips!)

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Ingredients

3 frozen bananas
3 ice cubes
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (like the kind you cook with)
About 1 cup of almond milk (any type of milk will work great… use a little less for a thicker nice cream)
1 tablespoon agave (give or take depending on your desired level of sweetness)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. Enjoy! We topped ours with sprinkles because everything is so much more fun with sprinkles and a dash of cocoa nibs for crunch. Other great toppings are shredded coconut, almonds, peanuts, fresh fruit… I mean really… need I say more?

 

I should note: When making nice cream… you really just need to eye it when you make it. What I mean by that is… take this recipe with a grain of salt… use less milk if you have a really strong blender… you want the consistency as close to ice cream as possible you may need less liquid if your blender is stronger. Cant really mess this up… worse case scenario… use a straw. #firstworldproblem.

the wang sunset (mango and strawberry delight)

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We named this refreshing and delicious smoothie after our wedding sunset… it was stunning… the colors resembling sherbet. The beautiful soft orange and red hues of this smoothie bring a smile to the face just like that sunset did months ago. While this is no green goddess in the nutrition category… don’t write the Wang Sunset off too soon… mango and strawberries carry their own weight. For those of you who don’t care to have a salad bar in your smoothie…this will be the one for you!

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Strawberries – they are a unique blend of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient dense berries. They support prevention of cardiovascular disease and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes!

Mango – rich in pre-biotic fiber, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, A, folate and moderate amounts of copper which aids in the production of red blood cells!

Ingredients

2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk (regular milk works fine also)
1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 teaspoons (or a generous squirt) of agave
2/3 cup orange or tangerine juice
1 1/2 cup frozen mango

Instructions

Blend the coconut milk, strawberries and agave. Pour into glasses.
Blend the orange juice and mango. Add on top of the strawberry smoothie.
Enjoy!
(You can of course blend this all together… its a beautiful soft sherbet color… I just blend them separate for the presentation factor)

 

banana boat

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So this may not be a “recipe” but its genius. One night, later than I would like to admit, Rob and I were laying in bed wanting a delicious treat. As we were talking about healthy options… I asked him who in the world thought of “ants on a log” (you know, the traditional celery, peanut butter and raisins and his response was, “I don’t know, someone on a diet”? It made me laugh and resonated with me deeply…celery is like a calorie free cracker for some, but for me… it just doesn’t cut the mustard. So we replaced celery with a banana and raisins for chocolate. Waa Laa… a banana boat was born.

Ingredients

1 banana (no ones judging if you want to make that 2)
2 teaspoons almond butter (or peanut)
12 dark chocolate chunks or a whole lot more

Instructions

Slice banana, spread nut butter & place those dark chocolate chunks in a row. ENJOY!

 

We buy our dark chocolate chunks at whole foods but if your in a bind and dont have time to make an extra trip to wf, trader joes sells semi-sweet chocolate chunks… I know from experience that those work just as well.

gluten free, no “flour” banana bread

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So this is not “worlds best banana bread” BUT it is “worlds best no flour semi healthy banana bread”(including “gluten free” flour). This recipe is an adapted version of another grain free banana bread recipe we came across however, we felt it needed a little less coconut flour (which has a strong taste and texture!) and another banana, hence, the FOUR large bananas. We chose dark chocolate chips (from whole foods… about a buck more than their counterpart… but worth all 100 pennies!) and the dark chocolate chunks (chunks are bigger than chips) gave it the extra kick it needed. In any case, we hope you enjoy this almost awesome banana bread.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/4 cup almond meal/flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
4 large ripe bananas or 5 medium bananas
1/2 bag dark chocolate chunks (whole foods) (or 1/4 cup of walnuts, dried fruit or semi-sweet chocolate chips)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 8 1/2-by-4 1/2 inch loaf pan
In a large bowl mix the coconut oil, eggs, honey, vanilla and apple cider vinegar until thoroughly mixed.
Sift the coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Then add into wet ingredients.
Mash the bananas with the coconut milk then add to batter.
Stir in chocolate chips or preferred add-in.
Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool and serve.

 

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