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Banana Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream!

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No words.

Seriously delicious.

All you need for two…

  • 2 large bananas
  • 6tbsp of homemade almond milk
  • 1tbsp of agave or the sweetener of your choice
  • 1tbsp of raw pistachios
  • a pinch of ground cardamom

Slice your bananas and place them into the freezer for at least four hours…today we left ours for eight.

Once they are frozen, place them into the food processor with the remainder of the ingredients and process until smooth.

Serve right away or store in the freezer.

Top with a few pistachios and enjoy!

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Healthy Mocha

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…but hold the whip.   🙂

Into your Vitamix…

  • 2tbsp of raw almonds
  • 1tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1tbsp of dandy blend (an herbal coffee alternative)
  • 1tsp of maca powder
  • 2 dates
  • a pinch (or a drizzle) of vanilla
  • 1c of water

Process until slightly warm, pour into your favorite glass, sit back and enjoy!

It’s SO good.

The dates add just a hint of sweetness and the cacao mixed with the dandy blend…

YUM!

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Rawky Road Fudge

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A raw version of Rocky Road Fudge… Rawky Road?

I thought it was clever.   🙂

This is so simple and SO yummy… my five year old asked for three pieces this evening!

What you’ll need…

  • 1/2c of coconut oil
  • 1/2c of soak, pitted dates
  • 1/4c of raw cacao powder
  • 1/4c of chopped almonds
  • 1/4c of chopped walnuts
  • 2tbsp of shredded coconut

 

Place the oil, dates and cacao into the food processor and process until smooth.

Remove the blade and stir in the remainder of the ingredients.

Place the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan, pack it in tight and into the freezer it goes for about thirty minutes.

Slice into small squares and store in the freezer.

Make sure you share with your friends so you’re not tempted to eat more than you should!  🙂

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Icicle Squares

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Icicle Squares!

OK…this was supposed to be raw fudge.

I think we may have stumbled onto something though!

Tell me you remember ‘icy squares’? I remember having them over the holidays when I was a child and loving them. This little concoction is very similar in texture to an icy square! It would be even more so if you omitted the pecans, but those are good for you so leave ’em in there.

Our recipe is not 100% raw, but you can easily replace the one ingredient to make it so.

Place half a cup of cacao powder, half a cup of coconut oil, half a cup of raw pecans and two tablespoons of coconut nectar or maple syrup into your food processor and process until smooth… almost like a pudding.

Line a small, individual sized loaf pan with parchment and fill it with the decadent mixture… save a little bit for you to ‘test’ with a spoon.

Place it into the freezer just until it hardens…maybe thirty minutes.

Slice in smallish pieces and store them in the freezer.

Enjoy!

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Turtles!

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Raw, vegan and nutritious!

This is a great one to tuck away for the holidays… who doesn’t like turtles?

🙂

And so simple.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

For each turtle, you want two raw pecan halves.

Place two pecans close together, but make sure each turtle has its own dance space.

For the caramel…

  • 1c of pitted dates, soaked
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
  • a generous pinch of vanilla powder

Soak the dates for at least four hours. Drain most of the water but don’t squeeze them dry.

With a hand blender, blend the above three ingredients together until smooth.

Place a dollop of the caramel on top of the pecans and then place them in the freezer for about an hour.

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For the chocolate…

  • 1/4c of coconut oil
  • 1/2c plus 2tbsp of cacao powder

Melt the coconut oil over warm water just until it melts and add in the cacao.

Give it a whisk.

Cover the pecans and caramel with the chocolate and store in the fridge or the freezer.

Simple, delicious and nutritious!

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