APPLE PIE NICE CREAM

This recipe is gold. I'm serious. For one of those days when your body is craving something sweet, warming and grounding. How wonderful it is to be able to maintain a clean, healthful, delicious lifestyle, all the while eating Apple Pie and French Vanilla "Nice Cream?" Pretty damn wonderful, I'd say! 

For this recipe I do use a dehydrator (No worries if you do not have a dehydrator!) The ingredients will be the same as listed below. If you would like to bake or cook the apples prior, you may do so! I'll write about this more below.  

RECIPE

1 GALA APPLE

3-5 FROZEN BANANAS

1 REGULAR BANANA

1 TSP. VANILLA BEAN POWDER

1/2 TSP. CINNAMON

1/2 TSP. NUTMEG

1 TBSP. RAW COCONUT SUGAR 

3-5 PITTED MEDJOOL DATES

1 TBSP. RAW ALMONDS

 

PREPaRATION

thinly SLICE APPLES AND SPRINKLE WITH NUTMEG AND CINNAMON. PLACE IN DEHYDRATOR AND SET TEMP. AT 100-110 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. LET DEHYDRATE FOR 2+ HOURS OR UNTIL YOUR LIKING.

 

IN A HIGH SPEED BLENDER, PLACE ALL BANANAS, 2 MEDJOOL DATES, VANILLA BEAN POWDER, CINNAMON AND COCONUT SUGAR. ADD A SPLASH OF WATER AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.

 

IN BOWL, PLACE BANANA NICE CREAM, MEDJOOL DATES, WARMED APPLES AND CRUSHED RAW ALMONDS. SPRINKLE WITH MORE CINNAMON, COCONUT SUGAR AND NUTMEG AS DESIRED.

GRAB SERIOUSLY LARGE SPOON (OR LADEL) AND ENJOY.

 

Without Dehydrator - You may stew the apples on the stove by placing cut apple slices in a sauce pan with 1/2 inch of water. Turn on medium heat and cover for 5-8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar. Once apples have become soft to touch and are able to be easily pierced by a fork, turn off stove top and allow to cool. Strain excess liquid.

If you'd prefer to use the oven, preheat to 275 degrees fahrenheit. Place cut up apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar on parchment lined baking sheet. Place apples in oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes or until soft. 
 

 

CRAVING CACAO SMOOTHIE

This has to be one of my absolute favorite recipes. Hands down. Reusable straws up. If you are trying to "kick the coffee," eliminate processed sugary drinks, reduce your daily caffeine intake, energize your day or satisfy a never-depleting sweet tooth, this smoothie is for you. And your mom, dad, sister, brother and friend. I'm serious. It is that good. You will notice in this recipe that I use some powders that may not be in the average household pantry. Maca, Cacao and Shiljat Powder. All three of these powders are well worth investing in. You will only be using small amounts at a time, so you will be able to stretch your dollar and make the most of these health-inducing ingredients. If you do not have Maca Powder or Shiljat on hand, no worries! This baby will still taste amazing.

I personally use SunFood products because I am certian that they are of the highest quality available on the market, never hybridized and always cold-pressed. SunFood products taste amazing and are packaged to prevent against heat and light damage. These powders are entirely raw, vegan and without GMO entirely.

You can purchase these products 10% off when you use my discount code here : 

SUNFOOD DISCOUNT CODE

 
  • CACAO - Cacao pods, which grow on Cacao trees has been revered for centuries by cultures such as the Aztec and Mayan. Cacao has been used for medical and preventative health purposes for hundreds of years. Cacao is filled with energy-boosting nutrients and minerals. Raw cacao contains magnesium which contributes to normal bone health and a healthy immune function. Cacao is also one of the few foods which allows for successful absorption of copper and manganese in our bodies. It is also high in selenium and potassium. 

  •  MACA - Maca is a root vegetable grown in the Peruvian Andes. Maca powder is sacred to the Incas and has been used as a food and medicine in South America for hundreds of years.. It is well known for its ability to help enhance strength and endurance. It is said that Incan warriors would often consume maca before long journeys or battles. Maca is high in magnesium. potassium and calcium. 

  •   SHILAJIT - Shilajit, a putrified organic plant material preserved by the darkness and the pressure of the Himalaya Mountains, contains high levels of iron, fulvic acid, calcium, magnesium, humic acid, triterpenes and selenium.  As the sun's rays heat the Himalayan Mountains, the snow melts and a heavy shilajit resin begins to seep from rock crevices. This resin is then collected by local farmers, dried and ground into a fine smoke-flavored powder. It is a rich source of minerals and promotes anti-aging, blood purification as well as increased libido. Whoop Whoop! 

 

RECIPE

2 BANANAS

1 FROZEN BANANA

1 -1 1/2 CUPS OF  SPINACH

2-4 PITTED MEDJOOL DATES

2 TABLESPOONS OF CACAO POWDER

1 TEASPOON MACA POWDER

1/3 TEASPOON OF SHILAJIT 

ICE + WATER TO BLEND

 

OPTIONAL : TOP OFF WITH RAW CACAO NIBS, COCONUT FLAKES, HEMP SEEDS OR GOJI BERRIES. OR ALL FOUR IF THATS HOW YOUR ROLL.