Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ani Phyo Lucuma Powder Ice Cream

Lucuma powder is one of my favorite alternative sweeteners. Not only does it taste good with it's mild, buttery, soft, sweet flavor, it's loaded with carotene & antioxidants! Ani Phyo, one of my favorite raw food chefs, makes an amazing raw ice cream out of this stuff. Your going to love it! It's simple, easy, and your friends are going to be amazed that this ice cream is actually healthy for you! Yes, sugar is sugar, but if your going to have it,  you mine as well throw in some nutrition into the mix too!

This stuff was so good that when I went to get some more out of the freezer, I noticed my husband nearly killed the entire thing!. I will definitely be buying more cashews at my next health food store stop : ) Enjoy it! I know we did!

Lucuma Ice Cream by Ani Phyo

1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 cup cashews
1 tbsp vanilla powder or extract
1/4 cup yacon syrup or agave
1 cup water

1. Blend, store in container, freeze overnight, serve

Monday, January 4, 2010

Raw Chocolate Nut Cookies

I hope you guys enjoy these! I have been really enjoying making different recipes with coconut lately. If you LOVE coconut butter and chocolate as much as I do, then definitely try these out! YUMMY YUMMY!

Chocolate Nut Cookies
1/2 cup coconut butter
2/3 cup agave
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dried coconut
1/4 cup almonds, chopped

1. Melt coconut butter and agave then stir in cocoa powder and vanilla until well blended
2. Add coconut flakes and almonds
3. Place spoonfuls on plate and refrigerate until hardened. Say YUMMY!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coconut Peanut Butter Granola

I have been so in the mood for peanut butter lately. I go in phases with my nut butters. After a long winded love affair with macadamia butter, I think I am ready to move on to another one of my favorites....PEANUT BUTTER!! Just got home from the health food store with some organic peanut butter so I can make some super delicious Coconut Peanut Butter Granola! You have to try this!

Coconut Peanut Butter Granola
2 cups oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup agave
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut butter
3/4 cup coconut flakes
sea salt

1. To keep it RAW: Mix everything together in bowl and enjoy OR
2. Preheat oven to 275
3. Heat all ingredients in saucepan until melted except oats and coconut flakes
4. Then add oats and coconut flakes and mix together
5. Spread on cookie sheet, cook for 10 min. Remove and spread around, place back in oven and cook for another 10 min. Let cool and YUMMY!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Banana Coconut Ice Cream

I made this for my husband tonight and he loved it! I have been playing around with different frozen banana ice cream recipes and this one takes the cake! Try changing up the dried fruit or using cocoa nibs instead! If you love ice cream, you'll love this!

3 frozen bananas
1/4 cup dried coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp coconut butter
2 tbsp water

1. throw everything in either the blender or food processor and process until smooth

Monday, December 7, 2009

What Should I Do With My Juice Pulp?

There are so many uses for juice pulp, like using it in raw pies, breads, and mock salads. But here is just another use if you still have a ton left over after all of your cooking or uncooking is done and you don't want to put it in your compost just yet! Skin Care Product!!! Depending on your skin type, use these masks accordingly. Mix 1 tbsp of pulp with any base mask of your choice. I just started using this French Green Clay and I LOVE IT! So now all there is to do is add a little pulp to my clay paste and apply to my skin : ) Have fun with a day at the SPA in your very own bathroom!

Apple Pulp: Slightly acidic. Soothes and gently exfoliates

Asparagus Pulp: Stimulating. Dries up pimples

Carrot Pulp: Antiseptic. Heals pimples

Fresh Fig Pulp: Softens and soothes. Used for cleansing

Pear Pulp: Cools and soothes hot, sunburnt skin

Pineapple Pulp: An astringent wash for oily skin