Banana bread is a fantastic way to use up overripe bananas, but the typical recipes are packed to the rafters with sugar, even the vegan ones. So I created this wholefood vegan banana bread recipe. It's gluten-free, paleo and naturally sweetened. How about that?
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This raw vegan banana raspberry smoothie is a quick and delicious way to use up a summer bounty of fresh raspberries. With just four ingredients, this smoothie is super easy to make, and even easier to drink. Sweet, creamy and tangy. Mmmmmm.
This raw vegan mango lassi is sweet, tangy and creamy - everything a perfect mango lassi needs to be. Full of flavour and fresh, whole ingredients - mango, banana, cashews and dates. So tasty and sweet, it's like dessert in a glass.
I've eaten this crunchy hemp coconut fruit salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's light enough and yet filling enough to be eaten at any time of day, and you can make it in 5 minutes flat, with no special equipment necessary.
This raw pina colada smoothie combines the rich and creamy taste of coconut milk with the tang of fresh pineapple, which is then perfectly melded together with banana, dates and vanilla. And did I mention that there's tiny paper umbrellas?
This amazing delicious, incredibly versatile winter green smoothie recipe uses pears, apples and bananas, and works amazingly well with every leafy green I’ve thrown at it. So far I’ve tried spinach, chard/silverbeet, arugula/roquette, kale, bok choy, chicory, collards and chinese broccoli. Amazing.
My latest green smoothie is SO thick that it really deserves to be called a "Green Ploppie". I've developed this technique for making as many green smoothies as humanly possible in one go. Getting 2.5L of smoothie out of a 2L jug? That's efficient.
I've been playing even more with opening coconuts and making coconut concoctions - this recent lunch was simply sliced bananas with coconut yoghurt and a chocolate coconut cream. Definitely an awesomely raw, vegan, wholefood lunch. I mean, when would you normally get to eat cream and chocolate for lunch?
Yesterday for lunch, I made a quick fruit salad, with one sliced banana and two sliced strawberries, added a few generous spoonfuls of my tasty coconut yoghurt, and topped it off with a drizzle of raw orange marmalade. Yum.
This raw carob banana smoothie is dangerously delicious. But, hey, if you’re eating such amazing food, does it really matter? My 4yo also loves to drink it, so it must be awesome, and being so fast to whip up too, it makes a great dinner or afternoon snack.
There's nothing quite like starting a cold winter's day with a warm, hearty breakfast, and this raw banana oatmeal porridge fits the bill nicely. It's fast, it's easy and it's oh so satisfying.
It's been SO nice having comfort food like my warm raw banana and oat porridge to keep me going during this cold winter weather. And it's so quick and easy to make.
I never thought I'd enjoy drinking parsley in a green smoothie. But this parsley pear green smoothie has a sweet, gentle, amazing taste that reminds me of cinnamon. Amazingly delicious!
A super simple, super delicious persimmon fruit salad for breakfast. I had some VERY over-ripe persimmons that needed using, so I made a quick fruit salad with bananas, kiwifruit and grapes.
If you're looking for a dairy free, nut-free yoghurt alternative, give my avocado banana yoghurt recipe a try. And although it does look a bit like avocado snot, I promise that it tastes like a tangy, sweet banana and vanilla yoghurt.
This would have to be my favourite green smoothie of all time. Which is weird, because kale can taste pretty horrible in smoothies, especially if you have my knack for odd flavour combinations. Not only does the kale taste good in this smoothie, but it tastes so awesome that it's my favourite green smoothie ever.
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~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly