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Saturday, July 07, 2012

While raw fooding last year, I stumbled upon so many delicious meals and desserts that really blew my mind, like chocolate pudding made from blending avocado, cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, young coconut, coconut water, vanilla and a touch of sea salt. The pudding was so rich and creamy that I couldn't imagine ever eating boxed chocolate pudding again. I never got around to making the raw ice cream until just last week though. It's so easy!

There are different ways of making raw ice cream. One way involves blending soaked raw cashews, however, I have since read about a much easier and cheaper way.

Step 1: Peel and freeze chunks of ripe bananas in a zip lock freezer bag.

Step 2: Blend the frozen bananas in your food processor or Vitamix with other types of frozen fruit and possibly a splash of vanilla.

That's it! You're done.

You will end up with the creamiest, tastiest, no sugar, good for you treat, that you can have whenever the mood for something "bad" strikes. It keeps in the freezer just like regular ice cream. I plan on trying many interesting combinations:

banana mango
banana strawberry
banana chocolate (just add cocoa or cacao powder)
banana mixed berry
banana vanilla
banana raspberry

The possibilities are endless! I tried the chocolate banana and it was very good. You can even add some organic honey or stevia if you like yours a bit sweeter. Hmmm, or maybe even some chopped nuts.
I hope you give this a try.
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LINDAK25 7/9/2012 5:12PM

    Yummy! Don't forget to add some fresh or frozen cherries. You can blend them or chop them and add them to the banana chocolate.

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DESERTJULZ 7/8/2012 4:25PM

    You gotta love raw ice cream! The bananas really do make it so creamy. Soaked cashews make it even creamier, add some protein and unfortunately, more fat. Still it is healthy nut fat, if you can afford it in your day's meal plan.

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