Banana Cream Pie Day

So…I have a slight confession to make: I’m not a banana person. I know – what kind of person doesn’t like bananas?  I’ll tell you who – one who has a quirky texture issue with bananas.

landscape-1430240446-550779397Don’t lie to me peeps – you know what I’m talking about. Some foods have odd textures that just don’t sit well with you and for me, that would be bananas. I can eat them when they’re kinda green, but once they hit a level of mushiness… bleh.

But here lately, I’ve been slowly easing them back into my diet. Not all at once of course, but gradually I’ll have one in a shake. I dare say, I’m beginning to miss the flavor of bananas…

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Last week, I had one in my overnight oats and while it was ok, I wasn’t that keen on the mashed banana. But in preparation for Banana Cream Pie Day, I thought I’d give it another whirl…

 

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Coconut Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup oats
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T coconut flakes
  • ½ large or 1 small banana slices
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • Topping: almonds, grated chocolate and fresh coconut
  1. Add all the ingredients in a jar. Place lid on and shake well, until combined.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, add the desired toppings and enjoy!

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Banana Cream Pie Shake

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ large or 1 small banana slices, frozen
  • ⅓ cup oats or graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Ice
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 T chickpeas
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • ½ tsp PB2
  • ½ tsp agave nectar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1-2 T milk
  1. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips, banana, and milk in the food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Line a bowl or container with wax paper. Rolls the cookie dough into tiny balls and place on the paper. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  3. Remove banana slices from freezer and allow to thaw 10 minutes. Pulse in food processor until smooth, adding milk as needed.
  4. Mix together your banana mixture and cookie dough bites and wahla – you have ice cream!
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