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Paleo Chocolate Almond Banana Ice Cream Shake // Healthy Wendy’s Frosty!!

Blog Paleo Healthy Wendys Frosty Chocolate Almond Banana Ice Cream Shake-1I loved the Paleo Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pies so much that I decided to try another variation.  I’m not a big fan of chocolate all on it’s own, but I do like chocolate flavored things.  I decided to skip the crust this time, and just make the “ice cream” all on it’s own. Blog Paleo Healthy Wendys Frosty Chocolate Almond Banana Ice Cream Shake-2

I topped it with crushed almonds, shaved unsweetened coconut and fresh blackberries that Maya and I picked (ok, the ones SHE picked went directly into her belly as seen here :)).

Truth be told, I’ve made this twice in the last few weeks haha.  The first time, it got devoured before I could take pictures of it, so of course I had to make it again!!  The 2nd time I made it, I substituted some chocolate protein powder and convinced myself it was actually ok to have for dinner 🙂  It was just me and Maya because the Huz and the boys were out of town.  Sometimes I feel like I’m constantly saying “no” to Maya or telling her to not do things all day long.  This felt like a much deserved treat for being the sweet kid that she is.  Ok, I wanted it too 😉  For some reason the first time in the bowl, I thought it just tasted like chocolate soft serve, but as soon as I put it in a big glass cup, all I could think about was a Wendy’s Frosty!!  So delicious!Blog Paleo Healthy Wendys Frosty Chocolate Almond Banana Ice Cream Shake-3Ingredients (makes 6 Servings about 1 overflowing Cup  or 4 milkshakes :))

Ice Cream

  • 5 frozen bananas
  • 1 Tablespoon pure Cacao or Cocoa (or a scoop of chocolate protein powder!)
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter (can use peanut butter if you aren’t Paleo)
  • 3 Medjul Dates (pitted)
  • Berries, crushed almonds, unsweetened coconut, or just about anything for topping!

Directions

  • Let the bananas sit out for about 5 minutes.  It helps make it easier for them to blend.
  • In a blender or food processor, mix all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • This really is best served right away, but I bet you can freeze individual servings in Popsicle molds!!
  • If you only want to make 2 servings, it halves easily!

NOW…what variation to try next!?!

ENJOY!!

dit-elle-Lauren

Paleo Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pies

I’ve been seeing so many pictures of Nana Ice Cream on Instagram, and have been dying to try my own version.  Funny thing…I’m not really a big fan of bananas haha.  So, I added a few other things into the mix to see how it turned out.  OMG, it was so creamy and delicious!!!  One of my favorite desserts (crazy, I know!) is just a plain soft serve ice cream cone.  I am TOTALLY doing that with this recipe later!!

I’ve also been itching to make a crust out of almonds and dates, so….I figured why not make them both…TOGETHER!  You’d think you were eating a decadent dessert, yet not!  Now, with all the almonds and dates, it’s not necessarily low calorie/low fat, but it’s all good for you, so toss the guilt aside, and ENJOY!Blog Paleo Vegetarian Vegan Banana Almond Coconut Ice Cream Pies-So the crust on these…OMG.   I am a die hard LOVER of graham cracker crust.  Like, I double it every time I make a cheesecake or other recipe that calls for it :}  This was pretty darn close and so much better for you!  Totally converting!Blog Paleo Vegetarian Vegan Banana Almond Coconut Ice Cream Pies-1Blog Paleo Vegetarian Vegan Banana Almond Coconut Ice Cream Pies-2Ingredients (makes 8 little pies, or could make one 9 inch pie)

Ice Cream

  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Can low fat Coconut Milk
  • 2 Medjul Dates (pitted)

Crust

  • 12 Medjul Dates (pitted)
  • 1 1/3 Cup Almonds
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

Directions

  • In a food processor pulse the ingredients for the crust until it starts to clump together.  I took 1/3 of a cup and put it in the bottom of each little glass bowl (could use ramicans or place most of it all in a 9 inch pie dish).  I kept a little left over to sprinkle over the top of the pies.
  • I a blender, mix all the Ice Cream ingredients until smooth and creamy.  I spooned 1/2 cup into the little bowls, and then sprinkled the leftover crust mix.
  • This really is best served right away, but you can freeze them and then let them sit out for about 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • I topped with shaved unsweetened coconut and fresh blueberries.  Really, the possibilities are endless on how you can vary this!  And…I WILL!

ENJOY!!

Nutritional Facts (I entered all the ingredients into Calorie Count)

Per Individual Pie

Serves 8 //  Calories per Individual Pie- 351 // Total Fat- 17g // Saturated Fat- 7g  // Total Carbohydrates-55.8g // Dietary Fiber-7.3 // Sugars- 33.1g // Protein- 5.8g

dit-elle-Lauren

Summer Fruit & Coconut Milk Popsicles

It’s summer! And nothing says summer like sweet refreshing popsicles! This is a GREAT kitchen project to involve kids in – Ava LOVES to help make these. I chop the fruit, she adds it to the cup and pours the coconut milk in. Together we use the blender to mix it all up and then we fill the popsicle forms. And it is SO exciting to take them out of the freezer later. So easy, fun and these make a great summer snack.

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Ingredients

  • Note that quantities will depend on how many popsicles you are making – this batch made 8 for us. Also – you can throw in whatever fruit or berries you have. Strawberries make a beautiful pink color, blueberries will turn everything purple. Enjoy! 🙂
  • 1 peach or nectarine
  • 1 orange
  • 1 large slice of cantaloupe
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk

Directions

  • Peel, chop and blend everything till smooth
  • Pour in your popsicle molds
  • Freeze and serve

dit-elle-Esther

Lemon Granita

Well, it’s pushing 90 in Seattle this week which really is not bad given the damp chilly weather we had this winter. OK, 90 does start to feel a little hot, but that’s when you make awesome Lemon Granita! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar (or 2/3 cups honey)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, mint, lemon balm or rosemary (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest

Preparation

  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and stir in optional fresh herbs. Cool to room temperature; strain.
  • Stir together herbed simple syrup, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a non-reactive baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Thoroughly scrape the entire pan with a fork, breaking up ice crystals. Repeat this freezing and scraping process every 30 minutes, until granita is firm but not frozen solid, 2 to 4 hours.
  • Spoon into small glasses and serve.

Thanks and inspired by the PCC Granita de Limone recipe!

dit-elle-Esther

Frozen Raspberry Cashew Cream Cake

It reached 90 degrees last week and the forecast is for 80+ all week. Yay!!!! This is when Seattle seems the most gorgeous place to live – snow capped mountains in the east and west, lake Washington on one side, the sound (ocean) on the other, green and lush and blue sky covering it all. Anyway, who wants to bake or cook when it’s 90 degrees out? Not me! We’re a little helpless here when it gets above 90 as most houses do not have A/C. Need a cool dessert? This is a no bake, super easy, frosty treat! Oh, and paleo(ish)! 🙂

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place dates, walnuts, coconut and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is fairly fine and uniform. When a small amount of the mixture is pinched between the fingers and sticks together, it is ready to form the crust. Press the crust mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform or pie pan, making sure the edges are well packed. Rinse the food processor well.
  • Place cashews, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest in the food processor. Blend until very smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help with the blending process.
  • Pour about 2/3 of the cashew mixture on top of the crust and smooth the surface. Add raspberries to the remaining filling and blend until smooth. Pour the raspberry mixture on top of the first layer.
  • Freeze cake until firm, 2 to 4 hours. Allow to warm up for 30 minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.

Thanks PCC

dit-elle-Esther