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Cashew Milk Vanilla Banana Shake

Cashew Milk Vanilla Banana Shake
Cashew Milk Vanilla [affiliate link] Banana Shake

Today I wanted something cold and creamy. Only, I'm not doing dairy and besides GAPS doesn't allow milk unless it is fermented (yogurt or kefir). I have heard about nut milks, and I've made Elana's Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream (which I call cashew nut ice cream) and I love it. But I didn't want to make a quart of ice cream… I will just eat the whole quart myself.

So I thought I would try making a single serving. I was very happy with the results and it hit the spot nicely on this hot muggy Arizona day.

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Place raw cashews into blender with the water. Blend on high about two minutes. Add banana and vanilla, blend until smooth. Add ice cubes, blend until thick and creamy.

I am very happy with this shake as a substitute for a thick, creamy vanilla shake. As you might notice, there is no additional sweetener, aside from the natural sweetness of the banana (and the cashews have a slightly sweet flavor as well

Recipe analysis at Calorie Count: Cashew Milk Vanilla Banana Shake.

Recipe: Cashew Milk Vanilla Banana Shake
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Recipe type: Smoothie, Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 svg
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place raw cashews into blender with the water.
  2. Blend on high about two minutes.
  3. Add banana and vanilla, blend until smooth.
  4. Add ice cubes, blend until thick and creamy.

 
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Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy Free with a SECRET Ingredient You’ll Never Guess!)

White Bean Strawberry Ice Cream

This recipe is inspired by the recipe found in Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, but my version contains no dairy products.

This recipe assumes you have already soaked your white beans overnight, and cooked until tender.

Place white beans into your food processor and whir until smooth. Cut bananas into chunks, add honey, egg yolk and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the strawberries and blend until you're happy with the results. I let the processor go until most of the strawberries were blended, but there were still a few chunks left. Place in an ice cream freezer and stir until the ice cream thickens to soft serve consistency. I prefer the Donvier Ice Cream Maker; I keep the insert in my freezer so I can make “ice cream” anytime the mood strikes.

This ice cream got rave reviews from my husband, who in spite of saying “Food is FOOD, just eat it!” is rather picky. I didn't tell him the “secret ingredient” until the next morning. He was very surprised that there were beans in the ice cream and he thought it was a good substitute.

The bean taste is completely masked, if anything, the banana comes through as the dominant flavor. Mouth feel is good. This ice cream does turn very hard once it is frozen, so you will definitely need to let it set out about 15 minutes before serving, and it would work great for smoothies also.

If you are interested in the nutritional information, click here to my recipe Calorie Count by About.com.

 

Recipe: Strawberry White Bean Ice Cream
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
This recipe is inspired by the recipe found in Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, but my version contains no dairy products.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked white beans, drained
  • 2 frozen bananas, partially thawed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh whole strawberries
Instructions
  1. This recipe assumes you have already soaked your white beans overnight, and cooked until tender.
  2. Place white beans into your food processor and whir until smooth.
  3. Cut bananas into chunks, add honey, egg yolk and vanilla and process until smooth.
  4. Add the strawberries and blend until you're happy with the results.
  5. I let the processor go until most of the strawberries were blended, but there were still a few chunks left.
  6. Place in an ice cream freezer and stir until the ice cream thickens to soft serve consistency.
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