Blackberry-Plum-Banana Smoothie

We had a hankering for fruit smoothies this weekend. I got out the local, organic Santa Rosa plums and local blackberries from what I froze last summer. They joined two bananas in the Vita-Mix for a delicious blended treat. Blackberry-Plum-Banana Smoothie 2 bananas, ripe 2-1/2 cups frozen plums 2-1/2 cups frozen blackberries 2 tablespoons raw […]

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Even if it is winter, who can turn down a yummy, frozen treat? 4 or 5 medium-size bananas 1/4 cup cocoa powder almond milk pulp or handful of soaked almonds (optional) 1/4 cup raw agave syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12 ice cubes water or almond milk Put all ingredients except water […]

Banana-Carob Muffins — Gluten-Free

A., in a sweet and unassuming way, has been asking and asking and asking me to redo the Banana-Carob Muffins into a gluten-free snack, so we did that this morning. She helped me. Note: This recipe is not yet adapted for soaking — if you do so, please let others know in the comments how […]

Banana Pudding Pie — Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free

Here’s a delicious banana pudding pie that doesn’t contain any dairy, eggs, or gluten. I make the crust from shredded coconut and the filling uses a nut milk base. The filling has a really nice nut flavor. An idea for the future — I think using a combination of nut milk with coconut milk would […]

Chocolate Banana Shake

These were a hit today! A tasty and healthy treat, perfect for a warm summer afternoon. Chocolate Banana Shake Serves 2 3 frozen bananas, broken into at least halves 2 tablespoons raw honey 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups almond milk (or other milk of your choice) Combine all ingredients in Vita-Mix […]

Green Smoothie: Banana-Raspberry-Spinach

Green Smoothie: Banana-Raspberry-Spinach If you don’t have a Vita-Mix, you may want to reduce this recipe by 1/3 or 1/2. yields approximately 1/2 gallon 1/4 cup flax seeds, heaping 3 medium size bananas 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 2 huge handfuls spinach 6 to 8 ice cubes 3 to 4 cups filtered water (enough […]

Green Smoothie: Banana-Pear-Pineapple-Spinach

Awhile back, I shared that Jeff and I are regularly consuming green smoothies. We drink one with breakfast and then another before dinner. I also mentioned that I don’t serve the smoothies to the children, but I was hoping they would eventually start asking to share our green smoothies. Here’s the update. For several weeks […]