Apples (I used Pink Lady)
Nut butter (I used almond butter) without sugar or additives
Flax seed meal
YourSuperFoods Muscle Power and Chocolate Lover blends
Organic shredded coconut (no preservatives or additives)
It kind of goes without saying at this point that I didn't measure exactly.
These are estimated values, and made 15 medium/large cookies.
Also, as mentioned above- you can sub the apple and carrot with juice pulp from apples and carrot, as well.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
1. Cut up 3 standard-sized apples of your choice. I used Pink Lady apples, and I kept the skin off- just removed the seeds/core. Blend until smooth like applesauce. Add to large mixing bowl.
2. Shred 2 large carrots with cheese grater, and add to mixing bowl.
3. Blend about 1 - 1 1/2 C of pitted dates. The more dates you use, the sweeter the cookies will be. So, if you want less sugar, use less dates. Add blended dates to mixing bowl.
4. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of nut butter to mixing bowl. I used almond butter, but any kind is good here. Just made sure there isn't any added sugar to your nut butter. Or, better yet- just blend up your own!
5. Include 1 - 1 1/2 C of cacao nibs (depending how chocolatey you want them), and 1 - 1 1/2 C of sunflower seeds (depending how nutty you want them).
6. Mix in almond meal as a flour substitute as needed. I used about 1 1/2 C total, but kept adding depending on the consistency of the mixture.
7. I put in YourSuperFoods Muscle Power and Chocolate Lover blends as extra nutritional boosts, but these are totally optional. I used a heaping tablespoon of each.
8. Add about 1/2 C of flax seed meal, or as much as you need to bind the mixture. It should start getting sticky as you stir in the flax.
9. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. I went heavy here, with a tablespoon of each. But it's totally up to you.
10. When oven is preheated, put cookies on parchment paper. When the cookies were formed, I added even more cinnamon on top along with a walnut and a few coconut flakes.
11. I baked mine for about 45 minutes, and they got super brown. Check them after 30, and bake them to your liking.
Over ripe bananas
Non-dairy milk (I used coconut milk)
Nut butter (I used a blend of Brazil nuts, cashews, and almond)
YourSuperFoods Chocolate Lover and Muscle Power blends
Nuts of your choice (I used slivered almonds)
Additional cacao nibs
Fruit of your choice (I used blueberries)
Extra scoop of nut butter
Seeds of your choice
This serving size is good for 2 large bowls.
1. Freeze 6 over ripe bananas overnight. The more brown they are, the sweeter they'll be.Make sure to remove peel before freezing. Refrigerate nut butter if not already.
2. Break up frozen bananas into blender/food processor. Add 2-3 tablespoons of nut butter, and 1/2 C of non-dairy milk.
3. Include cacao nibs to your liking (I used about 1/2 C). Mix in YourSuperFoods Chocolate Lover and Muscle Power blends to your liking (I used 1 1/2 table spoon of each).
4. Blend altogether until smooth, firm, and creamy.
5. Top with additional nuts, seeds, nut butter, and fruit of your choice. Enjoy!
Juice pulp (I used carrot and spinach)
Maple syrup (agave, date syrup or honey works here too)
Flax seed meal
Raw nuts of your choice (I used slivered almonds)
Dried fruit of your choice (I used figs)
YourSuperFood Muscle Powder Blend (optional)
Non-dairy milk of your choice (unsweetened- I used almond milk)
You guys are going to kill me. I know you're used to me not measuring, but when it comes to baking you're meant to be pretty precise, right? Well, what can I say- I'm an intuitive cook! These are estimated values. Do your best to tap into your intuitive self in the kitchen to feel what you need more or less of.
These estimated measurements made just over two dozen cookies.
Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
1. Blend overripe banana until it resembles a banana smoothie. I used 5 small-ish bananas here, which made a little over 1 C.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine about 4 heaping C of juice pulp with blended banana mixture. Add about 3/4 C of flax seed meal, and about 1 1/2 C of almond flour. Stir in about 1/4 C of coconut oil, and 1 1/2 C of non-dairy milk.
3. Stir mixture as is to see consistency. If you need more moisture, add coconut oil and milk to your liking. If it's not sticking together, add more flax seed meal.
4. Once it's pretty sticky, add in YourSuperFoods Muscle Power blend. I used about 3/4 C, but you can use to your liking, or not at all. Stir, and notice if the mixture gets too dry. Add coconut oil or milk as needed.
5. Now it's time to sweeten! Add cacao nibs to your liking (I used about 1 1/2 C), and maple syrup (I used about 1/4 C). The more syrup you use, the sweeter it will be. I'd start with less, and then taste test along the way. These ingredients are all safe to eat raw.
6. Add some texture with chopped raw nuts, chia seeds, and dried fruit of your choice. You can quantify these to your liking. I used slivered almonds, black chia seeds, and diced dried figs.
7. Lastly, spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. Add a bit of salt at the end.
8. Stir and taste test here. If you want it sweeter, add more maple syrup or blended banana. If it's lost it's stickiness, then add more coconut oil, milk and/or flax seed meal.
9. Put parchment paper on baking sheet, and make medium-sized cookies with hands. I needed three baking trays to fit all of mine.
10. Once oven is preheated, put cookies in for 30 - 35 minutes. I'd check on them after about 25 minutes, and possibly flip them to make sure they cook all the way through. This really depends on the size that you make. I made one batch small, and another one large- so they needed about 20 extra minutes in the oven.
11. Bake to the crunch of your liking. I made mine a little brown, but you can keep them a bit more raw if that's your thing.
12. Cool and enjoy!
Nuts of your choice (raw)
Nut butter of your choice (no sugar)
Bunch of overripe bananas
Organic shredded, dried coconut (no additives)
Organic Hemp Hearts
Your Super Foods "Chocolate Lover" blend
Dried fruit of your choice
Organic Honey (non-vegan) as sweetener
Organic Maple Syrup (vegan) as sweetener
Additional seeds of your choice
Surprise, surprise, I didn't measure anything. So this is very estimated.
1. Add one full bag of pitted dates to a bowl with as much nut butter and chopped, raw nuts of your choice. Add hemp seeds and/or any other seeds that you like. If you like to have a nutty flavor, use equal or more nuts and seeds to dates. If you prefer for it to be sweeter, then use more dates.
2. On stove, heat up cacao nibs with a touch of water. Mix in Your Superfoods "Chocolate Lover" blend (or another super food blend of your choice). Keep on medium heat until cacao nibs soften and melt. I like to keep mine chunky, rather than a smooth runny consistency. I find that heating them up brings out more flavor.
3. Blend bunch of overripe bananas until completely liquid. Keep in separate bowl.
4. Once cacao is to your liking, add to the date and nut mixture. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamon to your liking. Blend altogether until one solid, sticky concoction.
5. Use hands to make balls out of sticky mixture, and put on plate to cool if they're warm from the cacao.
6. Spread coconut flakes on a large plate or cutting board.
7. Once cool, roll balls in the banana mixture so there's a thin coating on the outside. The more banana you use, the sweeter it will be.
8. After coating the ball with banana, then gentle roll over coconut flakes until the ball is covered.
9. Place onto plate once dusted in coconut, and refrigerate to speed up the binding process.
10. After about 30 minutes in the fridge, they're ready to eat!
*or any other non-dairy yogurt of your choice. I used Nudie, because it's nice and thick.
*or any other non-dairy milk
*I used Unicorn Superfoods
Added Sweetness for a Nice Cream feel:
-Coconut shavings (without added sugar)
*I used berries
*I used an almond milk kind this time
*also used almond milk here
*I used a cashew, almond, hemp blend
*I used Nudie Coconut Yogurt, but you can make your own or use another brand.
*if you have another natural sweetener of choice, use that instead
Here's where you can get creative.
This chilly treat is great as a healthy desert option, especially when you add extra cacao nibs on top and a few fresh berries to top it off.
If you'd like to have it as more of a smoothie bowl, meal option- then it's super yummy with granola (make you own granola!), fresh fruit, and coconut flakes as a topping.
The thing is, if you don't have a bunch of fancy toppings, the ice cream is really flavorful and delicious exactly as it is. Plus, it's a great way to chill out on a hot summer day.
*I like coconut milk
*make sure to avoid canned milk/cream, or options with a lot of added sugar
-Whole Rolled Oats or Quinoa Flakes
*I like pumpkin seeds and shelled hemp seeds
*I used apricot for this one
*I used blueberries this time
*My choice was a mix of almond, cashew, peanut and hemp butter
-Start with a bottom layer of Chia Pudding, about 1/2 cup (or to your liking)
-Layer 1 - 2 tablespoons of nut butter on top of Chia Pudding
-Add 1/2 cup of Granola (or to your liking) above nut butter
-Top off with fresh fruits of your choice
-Option to add additional seeds, dried fruit, cacao nibs, and/or nuts
*I like coconut milk because it has a heartier consistency
*make sure to avoid canned milks, or options with a lot of added sugars and/or preservatives
*great way to spice it up (literally)
-Cacao powder to mix with milk
-Cacao nibs to add once done
-Fresh or dried fruit
-Granola (make your own!)
-Whole Rolled Oats
*make sure NOT to use steel cut and/or instant oats
*we used Quinoa Flakes instead of oats as a healthier option, but this is a bit pricier
*if you're not fussed about keeping it vegan, you can use honey instead, or a combo of both
- 3 Cups of Whole Rolled Oats (or Quinoa Flakes)
- 1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup
- 4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
-Preheat oven to 150 C (300 F)
-Use non-stick baking paper to ensure mixture doesn't get stuck to pan.
-Spread mixture THINLY onto baking tray to ensure it cooks all the way through.
-If you have small trays, you may need to use more than one.
-Pat firmly if you prefer chunky granola
-Bake for about 10 minutes
-It's tricky to know when the granola is done, because it won't fully harden until it cools.
-Even if it's still sticky/moist, but it cooked maple syrup/honey, then it's probably done.
-I usually bake for about 10 - 13 minutes only.
Naturally, you can eat as is. But, there are tons of options you can add this yummy mixture to, as well. Below are a few of my go-to dishes.
-Serve with coconut and/or nut milk as a cereal substitute
-Add on Smoothie bowls (for extra crunch!)
-Eat with Coconut yogurt
-Combine with Chia Pudding (make your own!)
-Include in a Breakfast Parfait (make your own!)
-Eat with fresh fruit
-Snack on it as it is!
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