Raw Food Desserts - Banana Sorbet with Almond Butter
Banana Sorbet with Almond Butter and cacao nibs
Raw food desserts are simple and fun to make and a great way to provide children with a sweet snack without sugar and all those other nasties. Also a great sweet snack when you are on a detox, trying to loose weight or simply wish to eat healthy.
- 1 - 2 frozen bananas
- 1 - 2 teaspoons of Cacao Nibs
- 2 tablespoons Almond Butter
The Oscar Neo Cold Press Juicer can be so much fun to play with other than making juices. I invited a few friends over and asked each of them to bring a frozen fruit so we can test a few sorbet combos and this was simply my favourite. We were surprised of how full we felt after eating this and how sweet it was given there was no sugar, no dairy or any other nasties.
I love making this as a snack when I feel like something sweet because it is such a guilt free raw food dessert. It contains bananas which are high in antioxidants, a great fruit for the brain, helps digestion and a powerful snack before any workout. Almonds are also very good for you, when activated (soaked), they are easier to digest and our bodies can absorb the nutrients better. Almonds are great for the heart in reducing heart related disease and also help lower cholesterol and a good source of manganese and copper.
I also chose to add the infamous super food - Cacao Nibs just to add some extra goodness to this dessert. Cacao in its raw state is a great antioxidant neutralising free radicals, lowering blood pressure and improving blood circulation.
Please do try this at home! Simply put through a piece of banana, a spoonful of almond butter and some cacao nibs and repeat this several times until you've used all the banana pieces.
I would love to hear about your experience with making this or any other delicious variations!
Lee from Livelee Food
Gourmet Raw Chef Certification 2013
Living Light Culinary Institute
Fort Bragg California USA