bananapancakes

Banana Pancakes + Banana Ice Cream

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According to this source (and quite a few scientists) bananas are the top food for human consumption, and why not?
They’re delicious, nutritious (tons of fiber, Vitamin K, enzymes, amino acids), are the only fruit to ripen after its picked, and c’mon, just look like they’re meant to be eaten by us. They’re also one of the most affordable fruits available almost all over the world.

Yes, a banana in hand is a worthy snack… And what better way to celebrate the banana than with a bountiful Banana Feast!?

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One of my favorite things about Costa Rica is that bananas are so affordable. You can buy an entire (bushel? Ram?) ___ and it’s about $5-6 dollars. That’s about 150-200 bananas for pennies each.

And when they get ripe there are so many things you can do with them! I’m going to show you what we did (and how to re-create it) to have a beautiful breakfast yourself!

Banana Pancakes:

Basically, you can follow this Banana Crepe recipe, or keep them low-fat which I did for optimal food combining. (Fruit + Fat = no bueno for digestion).

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Ingredients:

5 Bananas

Dash of Cinnamon, Vanilla

(Optional): 1/4 Cup Organic, un-sweetened Coconut Flakes

Directions:

1) Blend in a high-speed blender with just a dash of water to blend.

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2) Pour onto Teflex or Parchment paper sheets on a dehydrator tray the diameter you’d like your cakes. They will flatten considerably.

3) Dehydrate for 10-12 hours, leave them on the sheets so they still retain some moisture.

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(Optional): You can also add chunks of bananas in your cakes (like I did – see above) for more texture!

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Next….! Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients:

4-5 Frozen Bananas

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract or Powder

Dash of Water

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Directions:

Either using a high-speed blender with a tamper or a slow, masticating juicer, blend or juice your ingredients, mix well with a spoon, and serve!

I <3 Banana Ice Cream. No need for hormones, fillers, dairy, or extra sugar!

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Chocolate Sauce:

Ingredients:

3 Bananas

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

1/3 Cup Carob or Cacao Powder

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Dash of Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Raw Honey

Directions:

(I’m totally making this up off the top of my head, feel free to adjust!)

1) Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender and enjoy!

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We also made… Orange-Mango Juice, Mango-Celery Chutney (which I can’t share because it’s for our recipe book!), and had sliced fruit to pour on top.

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Yes, we played Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”, blissed out in the sun, and enjoyed our fruity breakfast!

You can, too! Enliven Your Life with Fruits and Vegetables!!

XOXO Mandy