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Cocoa Banana Pudding

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This recipe makes either a creamy pudding or a delicious ice-cream.

Puree in blender:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 & 1/2 heaping tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

 

Cocoa Banana Ice Cream

Freeze mixture, stirring every 30 minutes with a fork until it’s the desired consistency or just toss it into an ice-cream machine.

 

 

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Cinnamon Banana Pudding

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Puree in blender:

  • 2 bananas
  • 10.5 ounces or 2 cups soft tofu
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Double this smoothie and use the extra to make Cinnamon Banana Sorbet for later in the day.

Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream

Freeze smoothie mixture, stirring every 30 minutes with a fork until it’s the desired consistency or throw it into an ice-cream maker.


Tip: an ice-cream maker transforms any smoothie into a healthy treat!

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Apple Pie Pudding

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This is more like a rich and creamy apple sauce than a pudding. Puree the following ingredients:

2 apples, peeled and cored (use a sweet apple not a green apple) or 1 cup sugar-free applesauce
1/2 teaspoon apple or pumpkin pie seasoning
1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 banana
1 small pinch sea salt

If you want the pudding thicker stir in cooked oatmeal, uncooked instant or 1 minute oatmeal, crushed cookies or graham crackers, crushed cereal, or chia seeds. For variety, stir in: raisins, or  toasted walnuts. One of our favorite ways to have this pudding is with crushed boxed cookies. Homemade cookies won’t work. They have to be crispy like a ginger snap or a Famous Amos style chocolate chip cookies.

Quick & Easy Apple Pie Pudding

Mash 1 banana in a small bowl.  Stir in 1 cup applesauce and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon apple pie seasoning.

Apple Pie Pudding A La Mode

Stir either of the apple pie pudding recipes above into sugar-free vanilla pudding.

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Banana Apple Pudding

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This “pudding” is perfect for a raw or living food meal because it doesn’t use cooked fruit, but you’d never know it. Serve it straight from the blender or very gently warm it (so that the Fruit doesn’t heat above 115 degrees).

To adjust for diabetic or hypoglycemic diets simply use sugar substitutes in place of the honey or maple syrups and other unrefined sugars.

Mix in medium bowl

2 bananas, chopped
2 small apples, shredded
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 cup filtered water

Let fruit sit while grinding nuts or measuring nut butter, then drain.

In same bowl, mix fruit with

1/4 to 1/2 cup ground nuts or nut butter

Mound on a plate and sprinkle with

grated coconut
finely grated lemon or orange peel

Let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving.

If you want to save time on a hectic morning you can make it up the day before.

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The Truth About Banana Chips

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Horror of horrors, I’ve discovered the most dastardly trick. Banana chips are not DRIED, they are DEEP-FRIED! Needless to say I’m taking them off the recommended foods list. 2 banana chips = 140 calories! 2 chips! 140 calories! I know that we don’t count calories here at the UnDiet, but that’s just too outrageous for 2 little chips!

Thankfully there are some great substitutes for one of my favorite snacks. Banana Crisps are lightly sweetened (sigh) and baked. Roasted Plantain Chips are roasted with a little oil and no sugar. Dried Bananas are simply sliced bananas, dried with nothing added. Nothing But Bananas Flattened are dried whole bananas. All of these can be found at Trader Joes and the Dried Bananas can be found at most health food stores.

I don’t make a meal of any of these, but they are great for a little snack or on the side with a sandwich or soup.

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Vegan “Egg” Nog

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I LOVE this smoothie. It’s as close to egg nog as a vegan can get :)

Grind in blender 2/3 cup raw almond, cashew, or macadamia nuts, soaked overnight and drained or add 2/3 cup nut butter. When finely ground, add 6 dates, pitted or 1/2 cup chopped dates and continue processing until dates are finely chopped.

Add to blender and puree until smooth

2 cups nondairy milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 – 3 frozen bananas