Archives for category: Fruity Desserts

For Christmas, my hubby got me a dehydrator and I have been experimenting with it lately. My first treat I tried was Japanese sweet potato chips in both sea salt and BBQ flavors. They had good flavor but lacked the crunch of a typical chip. Next time I try chips, I may toss the into the oven for a few minutes after dehydrating to try and crisp them up. Still delicious and WAY healthier than store bought chips. My second treat I made was this sweet, yummy snack! Sweet banana chips. I didn’t mind that these have that chewiness to them, at first bite they are hard then they sort of just melt in your mouth. Perfect! Another healthy snack in the books.

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1⃣Slice 1 ripe but still firm bananas into even slices, 1/8″-1/4″ thickness (I used a mandolin) and place in a small bowl
2⃣In a small sauce pan melt together (May need to double depending in size and amount of bananas):
🔹1T coconut oil
🔹1-2t honey (or maple syrup)
🔹1t cinnamon (can add nutmeg too)
🔹optional-1t coconut sugar
**Dip a banana in the sauce to taste and adjust spice/sweetness as desired**
3⃣Pour sauce over sliced bananas and gently stir until all are coated
4⃣Dehydrate 130F for 12hrs (longer/shorter depending on thickness of bananas)

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake using my “Sweet Protein Biscuits” (from my previous post) and Protein Banana Ice Cream. This is the hubs favorite dessert so I made a healthy and protein packed version. The warm sweet almond protein biscuit contrasted perfectly with the frozen banana ice cream…and of course the sweet mashed strawberries tied it all together!

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Sweet Almond Biscuit
-Recipe in previous post

Mashed Strawberries
1⃣Wash and cut the stems off of a container of strawberries
2⃣Place in a bowl and mash with a potato mashed
3⃣Can leave as is or add in stevia for additional sweetness

Banana Protein Ice Cream
1⃣In a blender mix
🔹2 frozen bananas (skins removed prior to freezing)
🔹1/4c greek yogurt
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹almond milk as needed
*I used a vitamix with the tamper to keep everything pressed down. You could also use a Yo-Nanas machine or food processor

This dessert is what I used my “cinna-sweet protein mixed nuts” for! Sweet, warm peaches and blueberries topped with homemade coconut protein frozen yogurt and finished off with protein candied nuts makes this hot-cold combo a killer dessert! So easy to make too…and lick the bowl clean, good!

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1⃣See previous post for “Cinna-Sweet Protein Mixed Nuts”

Coconut Pro-Fro-Yo
1⃣Mix in freezer-safe bowl
🔹1c greek yogurt
🔹1/2c dedicated coconut
🔹2T coconut water
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹Optional-sweetener of choice (I didn’t use anything, but taste as you are making it to see if you want it sweeter)
2⃣Freeze for a couple hours before you want to eat it

Peachy-Blue Mix
1⃣In a sauce pan, cook until tender and heated through, stirring:
🔹3 peaches, cubed into 1″ pieces
🔹1c blueberries
🔹1/8c honey
🔹Zest of 1 lemon
🔹Juice of 1/2 lemon
2⃣Place fruit mix in a bowl then add a scoop of pro-fro-yo and top with cinna-sweet mixed nuts! Enjoy

Sweet peaches pan seared in coconut oil, sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with molasses! A delicious, quick and easy dessert that was totally satisfying and perfect for right after dinner. Homemade vanilla fro-yo on top would make this even better…next time!

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