with this delicious recipe
for Peach Banana “ice cream” –
a healthier frozen dessert
that your sweet tooth will love!
Raw food ingredients can enhance your life and transform your body. This is especially true for those of us who, historically, have enjoyed indulging our sweet tooth!
The truth is that the older you get the less sugar you can have.
In fact, by reducing your average weekly intake of refined sugar, you can slow down the aging process, get leaner, and possibly avoid the health challenges that seem to be cropping up more and more in modern times.
Now, having said all that, I must admit that cutting-down on sugar has been a bit challenging for me in the past, especially after dark when I like to have a nighttime treat.
Since I’ve been reducing my intake of dairy and refined sugar — and, as a result: also the size of my waistline — it has been a little more difficult to find a treat that’s both good for me and that I enjoy having. Until I discovered a solution: frozen desserts made in the blender!
Raw and Blended Healthy Desserts with Less Sugar
Instead of having conventional ice cream which is loaded with dairy, fat, and refined sugars, you can have this vegan option made up mostly of organic fruit.
This is a frozen treat that is healthier; I’m not saying it’s completely sugar-free (fruit still contains natural sugars) and I’m not saying it’s not a dessert, but it is much healthier than most other desert options.
At the moment, I’m using peaches ripe from my local farmers’ market, because they are fresh and in season.
“…by reducing your average weekly intake of refined sugar,
you can slow down the aging process“
Raw Peach Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Combining these ingredients in your blender will delight your taste buds!
- ▸ peeled, frozen organic bananas
- ▸ peaches
- ▸ pre-soaked raw pecans (or macadamia nuts)
- ▸ cinnamon
- ▸ plenty of ice
- ▸ hemp milk
When it comes to quantity it depends on what you want from texture and consistency or thickness… so I encourage you to experiment. You can see what I like to use in this video:
Sometimes I feel like I’m handing people the keys to the kingdom when I offer an essential piece of nutritional advice (whether or not they realize it!) and this is one of those times; so please, I encourage you to really hear me: a few key recipes can flatten your belly, improve your health, and lengthen your life. I truly believe that. In fact, I know it. Because I kept experimenting with food substitutions until I found the recipes that my body liked best (and that my body visually responded to — with undeniably positive results), I was able to take my health (and my physique) to the next level.
“…if you saw my driver’s license photo, you wouldn’t recognize me in it — I barely recognize myself! The photo was taken before I discovered freshly made green smoothies, back when I was, well, fatter. After making and drinking smoothies for a year, all of that weight came off, plus my face looks less puffy and more youthful. I eventually had to get new clothes, even my ‘skinny clothes’ were too chubby.
Of course, it wasn’t all smooth-sailing: in the beginning, I made some mistakes (pretty much the same mistakes everyone makes). For instance, when I first started, I put milk and banana into a blender and then added some powder I got from a can at the grocery store. Wrong! That is not a freshly made green smoothie! Also, at first, smoothies made me light-headed and wouldn’t sustain my energy, but Dane showed me on to use the right ingredients and the right ratios. It turns out, I needed to add more ‘clean fat,’ such as raw, sprouted seeds. Thanks to Dane, I feel better now than I ever have before. Freshly made green smoothies ROCK!”
~ David, Age 58, International Relocation Specialist
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How to Use Your Blender to Become Lean and Energized! ~ eBooklet
“…I read the eBooklet on making fresh green smoothies
and promptly set about changing my typical fruit smoothie
to have greens in it.
But I did not believe you when you said to start slowly!
I dumped a bunch of green stuff in the mixer and,
well… you know how it went.
Had to force it down! Now I changed to follow your advice:
start with just a few greens to the mix until I get used to it.
And guess what? I really like adding a little celery
and some radish sprouts.
Very good stuff! I’ll be adding a little bit more over time,
just like you suggested.
Sometimes it’s good to follow advice, eh?”
~ Rand Larson, Professional Events Photographer
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“…I’ve always been a no-breakfast person.
But what I didn’t realize was that
skipping breakfast only made me lethargic and lazy all day long.
And I’d eat a whole lot more at lunch than I would have otherwise!
So, when I came across Dane’s smoothie recipes,
I decided to give them a shot.
Only one week in and I already feel much more energetic
than I have in the last ten years.
And I also tend to eat less lunch
which is great to control weight.
I plan to start smoothies for lunch too.
Slim waistline, here I come!”
~ Rabab Kahn, Editor / Bertelsmann Foundation
Raw Food Kitchen: Tips & Tricks
Every healthy kitchen needs a blender, and the more you use your blender, the better you get at using it. Here are some hints for helping your frozen dessert turn out great:
- You need a quality blender to make this fruit variation of ice cream, because there is a lot of ice and frozen fruit which can burn out the motor of a weaker model.
- Use a dampener to push the solid ingredients down towards the blades; they have a habit of getting struck. Also, always start in low speed, then work your way up.
- For you athletes out there, you can add a teaspoon or two of some natural whey protein, to help your body stay strong. Or, if you want to keep it vegan, add a bit of raw food plant protein powder.
- On days when I’ve exercised, I also toss in a teaspoon of coconut flour into the blender, which has a fantastic taste and mimics the richness of dairy ice cream — without the dairy.
- Many nutritionists believe that cinnamon is a spice that is particularly good for your health, so really add a lot! If you’re feeling extra adventurous, pour in a few drops of real vanilla extract, too.
- Adding the liquid rice or hemp milk is tricky, because you know you need at least enough to cover the blades at the bottom of the blender, but not so much that your ice cream turns to soup. Be patient, and add a little liquid at a time.
- As an alternative, you can substitue frozen organic blueberries or frozen organic strawberries for the peaches.
- When you’ve poured the mixture into a glass or bowl sprinkle a nutmeg topping for garnish.