22/08/2018 | Tamara Brown
An ice-creamy desserts made almost entirely of bananas. This one is delicious AND nutritious too!
For the base
3/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp water
3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 2 hours
1 cup blueberries
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup blueberries
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp raw honey
This recipe is featured in The Raw Food Girl's Sweets & Treats eBook, along with 50 others nutritiously raw snacks.
A word from The Raw Food Girl
We've all heard that blueberries contain a heap of antioxidants, which are absolutely essential in protecting the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. In truth we should be eating them every single day, and preferably organic as berries are typically heavily sprayed with pesticides.
One landmark study showed that just one cup of berries provides all the disease-fighting antioxidants you need in a single day. Berries and other foods figured in a major study published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, detailing a comprehensive report of antioxidant content in fruits and vegetables. Berries won hands down in terms of antioxidant content and availability, and anti-inflammatory properties (1). So they're pretty darn good.
There's also something just visually appealing about the colour purple too. Some say that the first taste of food starts with the eyes, and I think that's so true. When I see a dish that's bright and colourful, I can't wait to sink my teeth into it. The colours just call to my taste buds and it's pretty hard to resist.
Purple is a very significant colour too. Purple has been used to symbolise magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colours, purple is believed to be the ideal colour (2).
ome other interesting facts about purple (3):
This recipe is very low in sodium.
This recipe is a good source of protein and dietary fiber.