Pineapple Passion Smoothie

Oct 21, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  No Comments

I love adding passionfruit to my smoothies. They add such a pop of flavour. You only need a small amount to make a big difference to the taste. This drink has a beautiful tropical flavour.

3 bananas

1-2 cups chopped pineapple

2 passionfruit

1-2 cups water

I like to use frozen bananas for a thicker smoothie but you can use them non-frozen as well. Just throw the bananas and pineapple into a high speed blender. Scoop out the passionfruit seeds with a spoon and add them to the blender. Add water and blend until smooth. If you prefer a thinner drink add some more water. It’s nice to save a few passionfruit seeds to top the smoothie with too.

Cinnamon Banana Icecream

Oct 19, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  No Comments

Now that bananas are coming down to a somewhat affordable price here in Australia I can get back into making icecream! As long as you have some bananas in your freezer it only takes a few minutes to whip up this tasty soft icecream. You can really add any other flavours you like to the frozen bananas to create you own frosty treat. Try it with some cacao powder, lucuma or some berries. And a tip for freezing bananas: Wait until they are spotty then peel them, break into chunks and store them in a container in the freezer. That way you won’t get frostbite fingers trying to peel the skins off!

Cinnamon Banana Icecream

One Serving

3 Frozen Bananas

2 Medjool Dates

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Avocado (Optional)

Either blend all ingredients in a vitamix blender using the tamper or use a food processor. If you have a twin gear juicer like the Greenstar or a single auger juicer you can push the ingredients through using a blank plate or to the manufacturers instructions for nut butters.

You’ll need to eat this right after blending unlike dairy based icecream it will become solid and icy if you store it in the freezer.

Oh, and this is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast on a hot summers day. Icecream for breakfast!

Pineapple & Banana Green Smoothie

Sep 13, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  3 Comments

Now that bananas are starting to come down in price here in Australia I can afford to have them in my green smoothies for breakfast again. Oh bananas how I have missed you! Finally my drinks are creamy again. Prices have been up at around $18kg over the winter as a lot of the crops were damaged in the Queensland floods. Now you can find conventionally grown bananas in the markets for as low as $6kg. Just in time for when your body starts craving more fruit!

Pineapple & Banana Green Smoothie

Sweet Ripe Pineapple*

Ripe Spotty Bananas

Curly Kale, stalks removed

Fresh Mint Leaves

Water


I just filled my blender about 1/3 full of broken up bananas, 1/3 full of cubed pineapple, 1/6 of kale, a few mint leaves and then poured in water to around half way. There are no rules for making green smoothies though. Use less water if you like a thick smoothie or more if you like it juicy. The flavour will depend on the produce you have available and what suits your tastebuds.

Blend in vitamix until ultra smooth

I like to drink my smoothies out of a 1L widemouth mason jar with a glass dharma straw. They’re great for taking a smoothie along to work.

* A ripe pineapple should smell sweet and have quite a yellow skin. Unripe pinapples will give you that tart burning feeling on your tongue if you eat too much, so try to  pick a nice ripe pineapple.

Blueberry & Banana Pudding

Mar 2, 2009   //   by myrakelly   //   Recipes  //  1 Comment

I made this for my flatmates last night to eat while we watched a movie. It’s really easy if you keep chopped frozen bananas in the freezer and have a jar of buckwheaties on hand. It probably took 10 minutes to whip up.

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas (chopped)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 small avocado
1 tbsp honey, agave or a couple of dates (whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup buckwheaties

Method

Pudding:

Place the chopped frozen banana, avocado, blueberries and your sweetener of choice into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with coconut and buckwheaties for a bit of crunch!

Buckwheaties:

Soak whole buckwheat groats in water for about 8hrs.
Use a sieve to drain and thoroughly rinse the buckwheat.
Spread the buckwheat over mesh dehydrator tray and dehydrate 8-12hrs or until fully dry and crunchy.
Another optional extra is to add cinnamon and honey, maple syrup or agave nectar before dehydrating.

Blueberry & Banana Icecream

Aug 6, 2008   //   by myrakelly   //   Recipes  //  No Comments

This is a delicious alternative to the heavy nut based raw icecreams and it’s super quick and easy to make if you keep some bananas on hand in the freezer. The riper the bananas the sweeter it will be.

Ingredients

1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries

1 frozen organic banana

1/2 organic avocado

1 tbsp organic raw agave nectar

a splash of filtered or spring water

Method

Put everything apart from the water into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If it’s not moving just add a little water to get it going.

Either eat it right away for soft serve or if you are patient enough freeze for about hour then whisk with a fork before serving. Yum!

TIP: Peeling and chopping your bananas before freezing makes life much easier. Peeling frozen bananas is a surefire way to get a bad case of finger frostbite.