I discovered an amazingly delicious and simple dessert go-to item this weekend. BANANAS!!! I never thought 1 fruit could make such a scrumptious and decadent dessert. (well I ate BOTH of these for breakfast…but hey!)
Now, when I say simple, I seriously mean it. These both take under 2 minutes flat – no lie. This is raw food at its absolute best, the naturally sweet sugars are wonderful.
Side note, if you don’t know by now, one of my essential kitchen tools is my fabulous Vitamix. You could probably make both of these with a food processor or a blender, but I did both of these with the Vitamix.
Raw Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Probably the most simple of recipes. You can add raw cacao, berries, dried fruits, really anything that sounds good – this is just the simplest version and a good base for other varieties.
- 2 frozen bananas (if I don’t manage to eat all of the bananas I buy I freeze them. Just be sure to PEEL THEM FIRST, bc it’s really hard to freeze, then try to peel)
- 1/4 c to 1/2 c. water
- 1 tbsp. Agave Nectar
- small handfull raw almonds chopped
Place the bananas in the vitamix with a small amount of water. Not too much or it will get watery, you want it to blend thick – like ice cream.
Do a rough chop on the almonds
Top the banana ice cream with almonds and agave nectar
Next recipe and, to be honest, pretty similar to the pudding – only no freezing required. So if you haven’t pre-frozen any banana’s and still want a scrumptious treat – here you go!
Raw Banana Pudding with Almond Crumble Recipe
This is a really decadent treat that is so nutritious and yummy you won’t believe it doesn’t even call for a pinch of sugar. A true treat, I promise you will love this. It’s almost as easy as the ice cream, but it’s got one extra step with the crumble – so I can’t say its exactly as easy.
- 2 bananas (set a few slices of a banana aside to chop and use for the topping)
- 1/4 c. soaked cashews (minimum 4 hour soak)
- 1/4 c. water
Add all of the ingredients to the vitamix and blend until smooth and a pudding consistency. The cashews help get a really rich and creamy flavor/texture. It is especially important to soak them in this instance – so they become smooth when blended.
- 1/4 c. almonds (I didn’t have soaked almonds and honestly wouldn’t prefer them here. You need them to stay firm for the base of the crumble.)
- 1 medjool date (take the pit out. you can find these in the bulk section of HEB, Whole Foods, etc)
- drizzle of agave nectar
Add all of the ingredients to a mini food processor or chopper. Process until it gets to a nice crumble.
Add the pudding to a pretty glass, top with crumble and the reserved banana pieces. YUMMM
Hope you all enjoy!