Non-Dairy Banana Whip w/ Date Crumble

Non-Dairy Banana Whip w/ Date Crumble

When transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, finding healthy and satiating desserts can be a challenge. I would say that even after six years as a vegan, I still battle to find the healthiest treats for my body especially when every restaurant in town offers you nothing but sugar.  Just last week after eating at the Cheesecake Factory, the waiter came to the table with the dessert menu.  For those who know about this restaurant, their desserts are huge but all full of sugar and calories.  In the early days of transitioning to vegan, it was hard but now, eating a piece of cheesecake or cake is the furthest thing from my mind.  

Here's what I eat when I want a treat:

  • Dates
  • Mangoes (ripe)
  • Seeded grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Organic Trail-mix
  • Peaches (farm grown) 
  • Raw vegan cheesecake
  • Smoothies
  • Cacoa cubes (Whole Foods bulk section)
  • Non-Dairy Banana Whip (recipe below)

Banana Whip Ingredients

- 4-5 frozen organic bananas w/o the skin (Freeze them in a container for ease of use)

- 8-10 pitted organic dates (Costco)

- 1 cup of organic almond milk (vanilla) or Coconut Milk

- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon

Date Crumble

- 8 pitted organic dates (Costco)

- 1/4 cup of organic pumpkin seeds 

- 1/4 cup of organic shredded coconut

- 1 tbs of chia seeds

- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

- 1/4 tsp of nutmeg

- 2 tbs of liquified organic coconut oil (room temperature is fine)

- pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Instructions:

Date Crumble {Prepare the crumble first before the whip so that you don't watch your whip turn to soup} ;)

- Place your dates, coconut, nuts, chia seeds and condiments and liquid coconut oil into your food processor.

- Pulse to create a sticky crumble to your liking.

Banana Whip

- Place dates, bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

- Add your milk.  Remember that you are making ice-cream so add the cup of milk but feel free to add more or less until it reaches the consistency that you desire.

- Place your whip in a bowl and then sprinkle as much crumble as you desire over it.  

This is a satiating dessert, which will serve everyone of your tastebuds.  You have the fruity banana, sweet dates, nuttiness from the seeds, and the multiple textures creating a mouth watering alternative to mucus and inflammation producing ice-cream.  

Try it and let know me how it goes.  Also, if you are interested in more dessert recipes, please comment below and let me know what you'd like me to make.  I'm here to serve you and to help you become healthy, whole and alive.

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Stay Healthy,

DrB