Our Dad brought over a tub of organic chocolate ice cream for us the other day and it has been staring at us for the past 2 days and we can't eat it because it has cream in it! We eventually broke down and had a couple bites each and then locked it in the freezer. Who knew ice cream could cause so much distress? We handed it off to one of our roommates and fed our crave by making mini ice cream cakes! We made two versions: Banana-Mango and Cinnamon-Chocolate.
To make the mold we laid out wax paper on a cookie sheet (you could also use a plate) and we used metal circular cookie cutters.
Easy dessert. Rich in vitamins: B1, B3, B5, B6 and minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium.
Yummy chia seed/banana dessert.
Strawberries and Raw Chocolate Mousse
Yields 4 desserts
For the Mousse
3 organic bananas (not too ripe but not green)
5 tbsp raw chocolate powder- cacao powder
1/2 large or 1 whole small avocado
tbsp coconut water (for consistency if required, may substitute filtered water)
1/4 tsp alcohol free vanilla
2-5 drops liquid stevia( or powdered- depends on how ripe bananas are but don’t over do-
Place all ingredients in a good blender and blend on low and gradually build speed to mix into a nice creamy pudding consistency. Scrape down sides of blender to incorporate all ingredients. Add coconut water if needed so as to incorporate all. Slightly riper bananas are easily combined vs under ripe that will require additional liquid and may produce a stiffer mixture. Be aware that a powerful blender will warm this mixture if you have to blend it a lot to combine thus it may require refrigerating for your preference.
For the Cashew Cream
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp filtered (alkaline) water (add the +2 tbsp only if needed)
5 drops liquid stevia (or to taste but don’t over do this)
Place all ingredients in powerful blender or food process and blend until fine and creamy scraping down sides to combine well. This mixture may be spooned on the berries or drizzled from a squeeze bottle.
For the Berries
1 pint of fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
5 stevia leaves minced
liquid stevia drops (only if berries require a wee bit of sweetening)
Combine above ingredients and let stand for 10 minutes.
Divide pudding into 4 dishes, top with berries and a dollop of cashew cream. Enjoy!