Almond Butter, Banana & Honey Panini

Makes 4 servings Ingredients Hearty, crusty whole grain bread, sliced ½ cup of either almond butter or peanut butter, chunky 2 bananas sliced lengthwise ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon canola oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat Panini grill (or you could use a grill pan with a heavy skillet as a weight). Spray […]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups Ingredients ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1½ cups packed light brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices ¼ cup banana liqueur ½ cup dark rum 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts. Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped 1 […]

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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cookies (allergen dog treats)

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 2⁄3 cup wheat germ 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1 medium banana, mashed ½ cup fresh blueberries, mashed 1 cup milk, skim (almond milk can be substituted) 3 tablespoons honey 1 cup rolled oats Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, […]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw hazelnuts 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick 1 package puff pastry, thawed 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped ½ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light brown […]

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Chocolate Cardamom Banana Bites

Makes 12-15 bites INGREDIENTS 2 bananas, firm but ripe, cut into 12-15 pieces 9 ounces dark semisweet chocolate 1 teaspoon cardamom 1⁄3 cup shredded coconut ½ cup nut of choice, chopped fine 2 teaspoons flax seeds 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1⁄3 cup dried dates and cherries, chopped fine DIRECTIONS Freeze the banana pieces. In a […]

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 bananas 8 wooden skewers Parchment paper 80% dark organic chocolate bar Organic White chocolate bar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch cayane pepper ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup walnuts, chopped Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 orange ¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger Directions Cut […]

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Ger-Nis Muesli with Honey, Banana Chips, Pepitas & Coconut

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups old fashioned oats ½ cup bran flakes ½ cup corn flakes ½ cup flax seeds 1 cup pepitas ½ cup unsweetened coconut ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup honey 1 cup honey banana chips Directions Preheat oven to 275°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, bran and corn […]

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Jeremiah’s Boozy Banana Bread with Vanilla Rum Butter

Makes 1 loaf Ingredients 4 ripe bananas ¼ cup vanilla and cinnamon infused rum ¼ cup melted butter 2 tablespoons almond oil 1 cup turbinado sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups all purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Smash together bananas, rum, vanilla, melted butter, almond oil […]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins INGREDIENTS Dry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice Wet 4 overripe bananas, smashed ¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil) 2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ½ dram […]

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Spring Greens & Herb Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 cup green kale leaves, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 banana, cubed ½ apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks ½ pear, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks 1 cup water 1 cup of ice 1 teaspoon salt […]

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