Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Bowl

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So I’m an avid fan of all things pumpkin spiced and ’tis the season, my friends. ‘Tis the season.

This recipe is perfect as a healthy breakfast or a healthy dessert option. It’s super simple and ridiculously quick to put together. Another of my favorite things about is that it requires frozen very ripe (almost black) bananas that would have otherwise been thrown away!

Ingredients (for one bowl:

  • 2 frozen bananas (as ripe as you can get them)
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (either canned or homemade, doesn’t matter)
  • 1/2 cup of Greek style coconut yogurt (you can use regular yogurt, just make sure it’s got some probiotics/live cultures)
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A splash of soy milk (to get the food processor moving)

Method:

  1. Throw everything into your food processor and blitz till nice and creamy
  2. Top with anything you’d like. I’ve added salted coconut chips, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.

 

I kid you not, this stuff is as good as ice cream of frozen yogurt ANYDAY! Give it a try, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or dessert option.

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10-minute coconut healthy ice cream

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So I’m sure you’ve seen ‘nice cream’ photos plastered all around Instagram and were wondering what the heck it is. Well, it’s basically a healthy alternative to ice cream using frozen fruit and a plant-based milk. You can add whatever your heart desires, top with some fresh fruit, nuts or any super seed and you’re on your way to healthy body and a satisfied sweet tooth!

It couldn’t be simpler to make, the only prerequisite is ripe frozen bananas. And I know for a fact, you’ve thrown out black bananas because you thought they’re time was over. If you’ve got black and bruised mushy bananas lying around…ever…just stick them in ziploc bag and put them in the freezer and you’re one step closer to ice cream for breakfast.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 can (or a cup and a half) of organic coconut milk (almond or soy milk work as well)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup ( date syrup or honey work just as well)
  • 1/2 cup of oats (to give it body, this is optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of milled flax seeds (also optional,  but a good boost of omega for your body in the morning)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 papaya (also optional)

So the concept for this tropical nice cream served in a fresh papaya boat is an ode to my Puerto Rican grandmother, Heidi–who always used to prepare papaya, cinnamon and coconut milk smoothies for us.

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Grab all the ingredients (except the papaya) and place in a food processor or blender and blend together till creamy.
  • Scoop out the seeds of the papaya with a spoon and place the nice cream inside the papaya.
  • Top with whatever you feel works that day. I added toasted coconut, goji berries, chia seeds.

I think it’s worth mentioning that the good base to ANY nice cream is frozen bananas, milk and a sweetener–the rest is alllllll you. Add whatever you want, the possibilities are endless: peanut butter, chocolate, strawberries, blueberries…

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this dead simple recipe a shot! I’d love to hear from you! Oh, and since you’re here…why don’t you follow me on Instagram by clicking this link.

Last day of #EatTheWorldDXB today and I can’t wait to get my hands on an ice cream sandwich from #miloandhectors again!

Ugghh salivating on my screen just thinking about them!

#icecream #icecreamsandwiches #dxb #dubai #dubaifood #dubaifoodfest #food #foodtruck #streetfood #peanutbutter #chocolate #chocoholic #sogood #eatwithme #burjpark (at Eat The World DXB)

Love is these #icecream sandwiches from Milo and Hector’s!

Had a tasting event before this weekends #EatDXB event and these ice-cream sandwiches really were the best thing that’s happened to me all day.

If you’re there this weekend, DO NOT miss her salted peanut and chocolate ice cream sandwich–that’s an order! 😙 you won’t regret it, I promise.

#delicious #icecreamsandwiches #straightupbananas #foodtruck #food #london #amazing #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dubaifoodie #foodblogger (at Jones the grocer Al Manara Dxb)

Midday sweet snack time, non?

I’m a little loca for nice cream and chia seed puddings.

#chiapudding #fruit #vegan #raw #rawvegan #straightupbananas #yum #nicecream #icecream #yummy #banana #fruitporn #dessert #feedfeedvegan #food #happy #healthy #delicious #hungry #eat (at Remraam)

That chocolate fondant may look innocent, but inside it’s a molten morsel of naughty chocolate goodness.

#naughty #chocolate #chocoholic #dessert #dessertporn #dessertpics #icecream #strawberries #dubai #yum #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dmc #dubaimediacity #pascaltepper (at Pascal Tepper French Bakery Dubai Media City.)

Have I mentioned I’ve got a gelato fetish?

#icecream #yugurt #gelato #dsf #straightupbananas #otb #dubai #mydubai #dxb #dessert #food #foodporn #foodgasm #leather #amazing #delicious #happy #love (at DSF Market OTB)

I’ve got three words for you:

Sticky. Toffee. Pudding.

#foodgasm #dessert #dessertporn #dessertpics #zomato #zomatouae #eatwithme #eat #food #foodporn #icecream #yummy #cake #straightupbananas #holiday #bateel #dubai #dubaifood #date #latergram #sogood #toffee #pudding (at Cafe Bateel)

In my head I’m still there stuffing my face with any kind of good I could get my hands on.

This little concoction here is fresh coconut ice cream topped with salted roasted nuts, tapioca jelly and sticky rice. Heaven.

#foodgasm #yum #delicious #hungry #eat #food #foodporn #icecream #yummy #thailand #amazing #straightupbananas #travel #wander #wanderlust #worldexplorer (at Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Dubai weekends are waking up to this wonderful breakfast, going for a jog and spending the rest of the day at the beach under the glorious Dubai winter sun. 🌞

Today’s breakfast in bed is a good one bowl of strawberry nice cream topped with whatever was in my cupboard 😊

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

#breakfast #fresh #beautiful #fruitporn #fruit #straightupbananas #yum #healthy #delicious #hungry #eat #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dubaifoodie #foodblogger #banana #nicecream #icecream #yummy #vegan #raw #rawvegan #veganfoodlovers #bestoftheday #bestofvegan #breakfastinbed #mydubai #weekend (at Sufooh Beach)