You’re Not Going to Believe How Good This Is!

I have to share this recipe with all who enjoy a scrumptious dessert after dinner!

Since recently becoming Vegan I have found many incredibly, dare I say; insanely tasty and healthy meals, sauces, sweets and snacks.

Do join me in enjoying the following recipe; one that has become a favourite for both myself and Keith. I know you will be just as amazed as I have been.

Originally from the kitchen of Dr Michael Greger @ Nutrition Facts. org I have copied and pasted the recipe and image from ‘Lighter World‘ – a site that highlights Dr Greger’s amazing recipes. Enjoy!

Chocolate-Cherry-Banana Soft-Serve

Makes 2 Servings

  • Banana 1
  • Dates 2
  • Almond butter 2 tbsps
  • Frozen cherries 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder 2 tbsps
  • Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
  • Unsweetened soy/nut/rice milk 1/4 cup

Directions

  1. Peel the banana, break into chunks, and freeze for several hours or overnight.
  2. Soak the dates in water for at least 30 minutes to soften, then drain.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine the frozen banana chunks, dates, almond butter, frozen cherries, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and unsweetened soy/nut/rice milk. Blend until smooth, thick, and creamy. (If having trouble blending, you may need to let the frozen banana chunks soften a bit.) 

It really is that simple. Yum…. Yum! xoxoxo

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We do encourage you, our dear reader, to get right to it. You will enjoy the light and beneficial effects of this most delightful recipe.

We will enjoy your comments, Dear Ones

Many Blessings to All

2020 Carolyn Page & The Collective Consciousness
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22 thoughts on “You’re Not Going to Believe How Good This Is!

    1. David, this absolutely surprised my little heart…
      I’m not a ‘sweet’ eater, as such. But, this has become that special treat I look forward to. And, it’s so so simple to make.
      xoxoxo

  1. It does sound yummy!
    I’ve been making things like this for years!
    The best is, you are right, it is easy.
    I have to agree with you that there is a myriad of delicious food out there.
    I think meat restricts our ability to bother finding and enjoying other veggie foods.

    Now, if ya wanna work harder, lol, if one has time, homemade pies with whole wheat & and vegetable oil crusts are super.
    I buy fruits in season. They are wildly inexpensive. I wash them and freeze them. There is NO sugar in my pies. If I think the fruit is too, tart, I can add a bit of maples yrup, date or raisins. LOL, sometimes the fruits seem too, sweet, so I add a splash of lime or lemon.

    Then late in the year, before Christmas stuff sets in, I begin making 3 pies at a time. We eat one & freeze 2. Sometimes there’s a bit of dough left, so I bake a single empty crust. This can be thawed and filled with any sauteed veggie concoction you can come up with.
    Anyway, this year I froze 15 fruit pies. There’s apple, apple raisin, blueberry, strawberry, peach, peach strawberry & peach blueberry. We have 13 left.

    Now, to bake bread again. It’s been awhile, but I bought the wholewheat bread flour.

    So happy you are loving your new diet!!! 😀
    xoxoxoxoxo

    1. Yes, Resa, I agree with you. Eating meat certainly restricted my desire for other foods; strangely so!
      During the 90s and early noughties, as a vegetarian, I baked my own bread, made scrumptilicious veggie meals that were so satisfying. Yes, they took time, but the result was always worth it.
      This is what is happening today, however, without the dairy (or any animal based foods) and, once again, I’m in culinary heaven. I’ll be posting a few more recipes as I’m inspired.
      Then, in 2003, came the news from The C,C, that my ‘next’ partner was a meat eater. Uggg ugggg. They inspired me to, once again, eat meat. Gone were the great recipes and love of cooking….. until now!
      Now, my beautiful man is soaking up all the wonderful food/meals I’m creating. He still has a little dairy (and very occasionally some prawns). He never, ever thought he’d forego meat. But, there you have it. We are all capable of ‘change’. Hahah..
      Yay oh Yay.. Your fruit pies sound so delish.. 😀
      xoxoxo

      1. That is a very interesting evolution.
        Well, my man was a meat eater, too. I didn’t change my veggie diet, and he didn’t change his.
        After all these years, he has come to prefer my diet. Yes, he still eats fish on occasion when we go out.
        I actually eat a tad of dairy. I make pizza with mozzarella & the odd other recipe. I buy it from a place that sells only field cows’ cheese that are treated well.
        The store has a map of the small farms, and you can go there to see for yourself.
        My bones were disappearing about 10 years ago. It’s a tale, but that’s for later. So with this small bit of cheese and calcium orange juice with vitamin D, my bones are stabilized.
        I’ve seen what a broken hip can do to a person, and so far all have been women. Also, once the bones start to break, the only option is modern chemical medicine, which I tried. The side effects for me were hideous. I can’t begin to tell you the horror.
        I love the cows that have helped me keep my bones.
        There are calcium pills, but then again, women who rely on those are 33% more likely to have heart problems.
        Life’s choices, may not be easy, but we can be kind.
        How’s this: I have a friend battling cancer. She is on a cutting edge treatment. She is allowed to eat ONLY meat. Go figure?

        1. Yes, it can be a minefield ensuring the correct nutrients are within any diet.
          I’m taking Vitamin D, B12, flaxseed for Omega 3 plus Algal Oil capsules, which have all three Omega 3s – ALA, EPA and DHA.
          I’ve been researching my little heart out to capture all the relevant info regarding this aspect of veganism. Back when I was a vege I believe I missed out on many of the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals, the info just wasn’t so readily available then.
          As a by the by: Of course, weight bearing exercise is just as important as the foods we eat for so many reasons!!!
          Part of my research has included many voices. One I’ve been totally enjoying is Dr Greger; an advocate for a whole plant foods diet. https://nutritionfacts.org/. I’ve learned so much from his time consuming research; he’s saved me heaps of time and energy. He is extremely objective relaying only facts garnered from reputable research.
          As for your friend battling cancer – I have no words – it is certainly different!!!
          xoxoxo

          1. Resa, here is a link to an article I have found regarding Calcium needs. It is very interesting.
            https://www.pcrm.org/good-nutrition/nutrition-information/health-concerns-about-dairy/calcium-and-strong-bones
            I eat beans/legumes, calcium rich greens as well as nuts and seeds throughout each day to ensure I am receiving sufficient calcium.
            In my research, calcium supplements are not considered the ideal, as you’ve mentioned. However, I will, as I go along this journey keep tabs by way of blood tests, etc., the efficacy of the vegan diet.
            Surprisingly, and very happily I’ve lost the stubborn 3 kilos/6.5 pounds that I couldn’t shake. I am so happy to be wearing clothes from years past and more modern figure hugging clothes as well. All in all I’d have to say I am enormously satisfied with the results of the diet change over the past almost year!
            Ever onwards, ever upwards… hahahh
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            Yes indeed, Dear One, our dearest is more than satisfied with the direction of affairs, so to speak. Not only does our dearest appear younger to the eye, her body is bursting with vitality and health.
            We shall continue to inspire our dearest to investigate the foodstuffs that promote this objective. As this occurs, Dear Heart, we shall inspire our dearest to report her findings within future posts.

            Many Blessings, Dear One

    1. Yes, my Dear Binky, Granny certainly knows a thing or two about great eating. I too love a (half) banana in my green smoothie in the morning! Yum Yum! 🙂
      Pawkisses to you and Granny.. 😻
      🐾🤗 🐾🤗 🐾🤗

    1. Caz, if it were possible I’d ship a bucketful of this delicious recipe to you; I know you would love it. And to think it is full of all good things makes it a guilt free satisfying scrumptilicious sweet; simply the icing on the proverbial cake!!!
      Great to have you here on my page. You know I think the world of you.. ❤️
      xoxoxo

  2. Thank you my dear Carolyn, for sharing this delicious recipe with us! It certainly looks delicious and taking into account the ingredients that go into it, I’m sure the taste is amazing as well.
    And I also love the fact that it’s easy to make:)
    Have a beautiful and blissful day!
    xoxoxo
    Mihaela

    1. So pleased you think so! It really is a treat for both myself and Keith. We haven’t, in the past, been sweet eaters, apart from perhaps a chocolate biscuit or two. Now we are enjoying guilt free, healthy snacks and sweets. I’ll be posting more recipes when I’m inspired. They are all so easy to make and absolutely scrumptious!
      Have a wonderful week my dear sweet Mihaela. ❤️
      Sending hugs and kisses
      xoxoxo

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