Banana Walnut Softserve. Even better than the original with the addition of walnuts.
I’m sensing that there is a little bit of misperception about me out there in the blogosphere. It’s pretty understandable, given the fact that I have a healthy food blog and all. That misperception is that I eat perfectly all of the time. There is no such thing that I know of.
I wish it were true, but it’s absolutely not. I struggle with overeating on a daily basis. Just because I have finally figured a few things out about compulsive eating does not make me a “normal” eater. In fact, it just makes me even more aware of how abnormal my eating and thought patterns are.
But what is really important to note is that I am not throwing in the towel. The old me would have a bad day or a few bad days and just say, “What the heck. I’ll never be able to stay on this food plan and achieve a healthy weight. I might as well eat whatever I want.”
My struggles are new. No longer am I fighting with junk food. Anything that had a mother or a face turns my stomach to the point where it’s not at all hard to say no. Refined sugar tastes way to sweet.
But healthy food, that’s another story. I’m still struggling with eating too much of it. But the old me who would give up–she’s long gone. This me is here for the fight. Just thought you might want to know that.
Raw Banana Walnut Softserve
1 1/2 frozen bananas broken into chunks
splash of almond milk
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend, stopping to scrape down sides of container as necessary, until misture is the consistency of softserve. If using high powered blender, tamp down continuously throughout the blending process.
The good news about these “cookies” is that a sugar addict can eat them without losing control! They are only slightly sweet and would make a great breakfast for someone on the go.
Lightly Sweet Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Cakies
inspired by a recipe from Clean Food by Terry Walters
makes 2 dozen cakies
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats (or 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup unprocessed wheat bran)
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place peeled bananas in a medium bowl and mash. Add applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir.
In a seperate medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine (do not overstir). Fold in chocolate chips.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a teaspoon, scoop heaping spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet and smush down a little. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until edges start to get brown and crisp. Remove from oven and place cakies on wire rack to cool.