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Here’s to dad

20 Jun

I always make breakfast for my mom and dad on mothers/fathers day. Growing up my sisters and I would usually do french toast for my dad and eggs for my mom. Since my dad hasn’t had pancakes in a very long time (because of me) I made him some healthy but delicious vegan banana pancakes.  He loves bananas, and after the pancakes, banana bread my sister made for him, and banana ice cream, he was happy. They turned out to be delicious. Accompanied with fruit and coffee it was the perfect fathers day breakfast. He deserved it, love you dad!

Almond Oat Banana Pancakes 

1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup coconut water

2 chia egg (2 tbs chia, 6 tbs warm water)

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbs agave

cinnamon & nutmeg

bananas, sliced

other fruit

First prepare chia egg, mix and let sit on counter for several minutes. You can buy oat and almond flour, but i just make it in the vitamix! Oats take less than 30 seconds to just grind the rolled oats (NOT quick) to a fine powder. Do the same for almonds. Almond flour and almond meal are practically the same thing. Combine wet ingredients separate and combine with dry ones, in bowl or vitamix. Let the batter sit a couple of minutes before making the pancakes. Pour on griddle and throw in banana slices, grill until golden brown. Drizzle with some extra agave if you want and fresh fruit! makes 4 or 5

















These pancakes are vegan, NOT raw. But they are soy, dairy, and gluten free!

He enjoyed them (:


Later Lauren and I took my dad kayaking on the Potomac…










The best fathers day dessert to end the day? Banana ice cream of course! with blueberries..


OH bananas!

8 Jun

I fell victim to Harris Teeter’s little clearance produce cart, again. Everytime I look I mainly just look for ripe bananas to freeze to make ice cream, but this time I was beyond excited to see that they set up a whole separate cart designated just for the ripe bananas! There were probably 25 bags full of discounted bunches of ripe bananas. I had to take advantage of it because i didn’t know how often they would be so plentiful… so I got three bags. It ended up being 21 bananas for $1.95. Yes less than two dollars for 21 bananas. I will being updating the raw ice cream page a lot these next couple of weeks-to say the least.

It was a LOT of bananas…
















This banana ice-cream was one of my all time favorites I’ve ever made!

frozen bananas….UNSWEETENED dark cocoa powder (preferably organic)










And it didn’t stop here at this chocolate goodness…
























Ginger Cashew cream sauce!


This ice-cream is raw&vegan, sugar free, and naturally delicious. Unsweetened dark cocoa is full of antioxidants and the fresh ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory.

Raw Chocolate Ice-Cream with Ginger Cashew cream sauce

1-2 frozen bananas

1-2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder (more if you want it chocolatier)

1 Tbs fresh minced ginger, or more

2 Tbs raw cashew butter

1/4 banana


First for the sauce, combine cashew butter, the 4th of the banana (unfrozen), ginger some cinnamon, and some added coconut water or almond milk if it needs to be thinner. The longer you blend the thinner and warmer it will be, so you can even have warm cashew sauce on the ice-cream (because the vitamix is so powerful, the speed of the blades lightly heats the food!) For the ice-cream, simply pop frozen bananas in the vitamix with cocoa powder (and added ginger and cinnamon if you want). Top chocolate ice-cream with sauce and sprinkle cinnamon and some grated ginger on top!  am a huge fan of cashews so this was one of those desserts that you have to make yourself eat slow and enjoy every bite (: