Acai Pear Banana Protein Smoothie

Acai Pear Banana Protein Smoothie

Going through so many sleepless night lately, we were feeling the need for a little extra protein in our diet. Rice protein is generally well tolerated by most people and provides a great alternative if you are looking to avoid dairy. This recipe has supported us well during our very intensive care of Simba, during his last weeks of life. If you are in need for more energy, do experiment with green smoothies or protein smoothies to supplement your diet. Let us know, what your favorite smoothies are. Again, this recipe requires only a few basic ingredients. Continue reading

Raw Banana Chocolate Pudding

Raw Banana Chocolate Pudding

For many people, pudding is a favorite dessert and invokes fond childhood memories. The traditional version, however, is laced with gluten, white sugar, and also generally requires the addition of milk and eggs. That is why we are especially fond of this variety, since it is made with fresh raw ingredients,  and (drum roll, please!) does not require any flour, eggs or dairy, and even more importantly, does not entail heating up the kitchen on a very hot day.

The quickest and easiest way is to make this in a food processor, or blender. You will need the following ingredients (to serve 3-4 people):

Raw Banana Chocolate Pudding

  • 8 fully ripe, organic bananas
  • 3 Tbsp. raw cacao
  • 4 Tbsp. raw honey
  • Organic raspberries for decoration

Peel the bananas and place them in your food processor, then add the cacao and honey. Because of the natural sweetness of bananas, this pudding does not require the addition of sugar, but because we used raw cacao, we have added a little extra honey to suit most  taste buds. If you use regular chocolate powder, you may want to decrease the amount of honey. Feel free and adapt the recipe to suit your taste. Blend until smooth. Fill your favorite dessert bowls and top with raspberries, or any other berry or fruit of your choice. You can enjoy this dessert immediately, or chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, and enjoy it cold.