Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

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Salted caramel swirl ice cream for BREAKFAST! Refined sugar free, dairy free and guilt free!  It’s no secret that I have a major sweet tooth. Here is a treat that’ll satisfy your cravings.

“Ice Cream”
3 frozen bananas
A splash of vanilla hemp mylk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
*Blend until smooth

Salted Caramel Swirl
10 soft pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 tsp sea salt
*Blend until smooth. Fold salted caramel into ice cream.
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Peanut Butter Banana Date Nice Cream Bowl


I was craving something sweet…sometimes nothing will do, but a big bowl of peanut butter and chocolate! My solution –> a smoothie bowl made with bananas and dates drizzled with organic chocolate and peanut butter and topped with caramelized coconut bananas, brown butter chocolate squares, berries, mint, buckinis, cacao nibs and everything you dream about. 
Ingredients:
Nice Cream:
2 frozen bananas
3 soft pitted dates
1 tbsp. organic peanut butter
1/4 cup water
Chocolate Drizzle:
2 squares of chocolate (I used this amazing Brown Butter Organic Chocolate) You can also opt for one of Altereco’s vegan chocolates.
1 tsp. coconut oil
 
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
1 tsp. organic peanut butter
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
 
Caramelized Coconut Sugar Bananas:
6 banana coins
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Extra Toppings:
5 berries
3 sprigs of mint
1 tbsp. buckinis (sprouted buckwheat groats)
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
Directions:
Nice Cream:
Blend frozen bananas, dates, peanut butter and water together. set in the freezer until ready to serve.
 
Chocolate Drizzle:
In a small cup melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until liquified.
 
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
In a small cup melt peanut butter and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until liquified.
 
Caramelized Coconut Sugar Bananas:
Dip each side of the banana coin in coconut sugar and place in a hot pan with 1 tbsp. hot coconut oil. Fry on each side until a crispy shell is formed. *I like to flip them with chopsticks…it’s easier than a spatula.
 
Assembling:
Take the nice cream out of the freezer and pour/spoon into a bowl. Drizzle chocolate and peanut butter sauces (if you want to make it look pretty swirl them with a toothpick, move quickly because both or these sauces will harden in 10 seconds or so). Place caramelized banana’s on top, followed by berries, mint, buckinis and cacao nibs. And there you have it!
Peanut Butter Banana Date Nice Cream Bowl

Creamy Banana Maca Root Nice Cream

 Banana Maca Root Smoothie Bowl
I’ve been on a health kick lately…well not really, but you know how that goes. Every morning I’ve been trying to drink a green juice or blend up a bowl of frozen bananas and maca root for breakfast. It’s super creamy and wonderful! Maca root tastes a bit like caramel to me, it’s perfection when blended with bananas.
Benefits of Maca Root
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Ingredients:
2 frozen bananas
1 tbsp. maca root powder
1 cup milk or almond milk
Directions:
-Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.
-Top with banana slices, chia seeds, nutmeg or whatever fruit you fancy…
As you can see I had to make two — one for me and one for Dan.