|Photo: aida mollenkamp|
1 cup frozen banana pieces
1 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup coconut milk
a handful of soaked, dehydrated raw walnuts*
dash of cinnamon
Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
Carly loved it but she LOVES walnuts. My Coop, he's a bit picky. I made it for him for breakfast and prepped him with, "keep an open mind". I also omitted the walnuts because I didn't think he'd like it. I think he drank most of it. When I made it for Carly after school I used the walnuts (duh). I gave Coop and his friend a little bit. His friend asked what flavor it was and Coop, after tasting it said, "chocolate banana". They gobbled it up and then I told them what it really was. Both boys were surprised but decided they still liked it. I'm keeping the recipe.
*Since my husband started soaking and dehydrating nuts we've discovered they really do taste better and we are digesting them better. For the why's and how's check out the link - why should I soak nuts?