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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Banana Split Smoothie

Do not be fooled by the photo: what would appear to be a mere homemade chocolate milkshake is, in fact, the most delicious Banana Split Smoothie which happens to be both 100% Raw and 100% Dairy-free!

Having just visited the Ryerson University Farmers Market (open every Tuesday from 4:30PM to 7:30 PM) and purchased an enormous jar of raw, un-pasteurized 100% Canadian honey, I was feeling a bit decadent and wanted to create a sweet treat that was still healthy and good for me.

So, I took advantage of strawberry season (I brought home a pint of strawberries from the Niagara region that tasted absolutely phenomenal!) and the fact that I have 5 bags of frozen bananas in my freezer and put together this smoothie to satiate my hankering.

The verdict? Easy, delicious and a new favorite!

Banana Split Smoothie

1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
6 ripe, organic strawberries
1 cup almond mylk (you can use store bought almond mylk, but it will not be raw as they are required to pasteurize all processed liquids sold in Canada)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (I used the brand Navitas Naturals)
2 tsp raw un-pasteurized honey (The brand I buy from the farmer's market is called Leitch's Honey)
1 tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)

Place bananas in Magic Bullet cup and allow to sit for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and use the flat blade to blend them until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Find a sunny place to sit while you sip your smoothie and are transported back to the days when you would visit the ice cream shop as a child.

If you live in the Toronto area and would like to try Leitch's Honey, their information is as follows:
39 South Park Dr.
Orangeville, ON
L9W 1R7

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