Posts filed under ‘Fruit’

Perfect Morning Bowl – Banana

I have two version of my Perfect Morning Bowl – one’s banana, and one’s apple. Hopefully more fruits will join the gang soon!

1 cup soymilk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 ripe banana, sliced

-Boil the soy milk on the stove. Stir in the agave nectar, brown sugar, and peanut butter. You can lick the spoon a few times to test for taste, and add more of any ingredients so far that you feel are lacking.
-When the milk is back up at a boil, you have two options:
A) Add the oatmeal and the bananas together. This will get you oatmeal with smooshed banana all throughout it.
B) Add the oatmeal only, and after the oatmeal has cooked, add the banana. This way the banana slices stay firm.
Either way is fine, I like to switch between to two. So it’s up to you!
– Continue to stir oatmeal mixture until it is at the consistency that you desire (add the bananas now if that’s your plan). Remove from heat.
– Pour into a bowl to serve, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.


This recipe is also fabulous with chopped Granny Smith apples. I highly encourage you to try that version as well! For that recipe however, the apple slices must be put into the pot while the milk is boiling so that they can soften. Other than that, the recipe is the same. So good!

And of course, pour yourself a cup of morning tea to accompany this great meal. I chose Earl Grey. Hot.


October 6, 2010 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Banana Bread

I made this recipe from one in Babycake’s book! Babycakes is an all vegan and mostly gluten-free bakery in NYC. They have amazing stuff, if you’re ever in the area definitely check them out!!

Serving suggestion: Serve warm with apple butter on top!

Recipe coming soon

October 6, 2010 at 7:12 am Leave a comment


This post is about smoothies! I love making my own combinations, and I would like to share some of my favorites with you. Other than “one banana” none of these use measurements – add them according to taste. I usually use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of soy milk, but you can use more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothies. Other than the bananas, I use frozen fruit. And as for the instructions – just put everything in a blender, and blend! Using my amounts of banana and soy milk you will get one serving, or two small ones. They’re perfect for throwing together in the morning for breakfast, and protein or other powders can be added to any of them. Any kind of milk can be used, but I most often have soy milk on hand. Almond milk and coconut milk also go great in smoothies. I haven’t tried hemp milk, but if that’s the milk you prefer I’m sure it will taste just fine too. These are very versatile! You can add or subtract the yoghurt from any as well, and you can use yoghurts made from either soy or coconut milk.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
This smoothie was inspired by the smoothie of the same name at Candle 79 in NYC.
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Strawberries
– Blueberries
– 2 tbsp peanut butter

Sunshine Paradise Smoothie
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Peach soy yoghurt
– Peaches
– Mangos
– Pineapples

Very Berry Smoothie
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Blueberry soy yoghurt
– Raspberries
– Blackberries
– Strawberries

Peanut Butter Banana Split Smoothie
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Chocolate coconut milk ice cream (soy or rice chocolate ice cream can be used too, but coconut is my favorite)
– Strawberries
– Peanut butter
– Top with chocolate syrup

Fuzzy Berry Smoothie
Made from my two favorite fuzzy fruits!
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Peaches
– Kiwis
– Raspberries

Cherry Bomber Smoothie (My husband provided this name =3)
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Mangos
– Cherries

Dark Red Wonder Smoothie
– One banana
– Soy milk
– Cherries
– Red grapes
– Strawberries

Enjoy! I’ll post more in future posts, but these should be enough to keep your blenders busy for a while.

May 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Banana Cream Fruit Parfaits

Using the same banana cream as in my Chocolate Island Pie, I put together these fruit and granola parfaits.

It was hard to find a granola that was both vegan and gluten-free, but I ended up Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola. I used slightly thawed frozen berries to make this a great treat on such a hot day, but fresh berries will work just fine too.

May 1, 2010 at 2:39 am Leave a comment

Plantains in Coconut Milk

Fried plantains in sweetened coconut milk. These were soooo good.

Directions: Fry plantains. In a separate sauce pan, bring coconut milk to simmer. Add 2 tbsps sugar and 1 tspn salt. (Add more sugar if you want it sweeter). Poor coconut milk over the plantains. Yum!

February 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Mango with Sticky Rice and Coconut Milk

One of my favorite desserts.


February 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Raw Cupcakes

Raw cupcakes! Coconut cupcakes with banana pudding filling. The didn’t taste like cupcakes, but they DID taste like delicious.

From Ani’s Raw Food Desserts. These are made with dates, walnuts, coconut, lemon juice, and bananas.

January 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment


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