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Raw Food Snack: Frozen Bananas With Almond Butter

Posted on December 03 2010 | (14) Comments
Category:Raw Snacks and Desserts

I always keep frozen bananas in my freezer to use for smoothies and shakes.  But there are a couple of tricks to keeping bananas at peak perfection under cold conditions.

Peel your bananas before you freeze them.  Then, put them on a plate and freeze them for one hour.  (This trick prevents them from sticking together). Then, transfer the frozen bananas to a resealable plastic bag.  Press out as much air as possible without squashing the bananas, then seal the bag and put your bananas back into the freezer.

The bananas will keep their shape and delicious flavor for up to one month.

Let's move on to the almond butter...

You can purchase raw almond butter at most natural food stores, but it can be expensive. My homemade version is much more economical and, if you keep raw almonds and bananas on hand in your pantry or freezer, you're never more than a whirr away from this deliciously sweet indulgence.

To make the almond butter, start with a cup of raw almonds, unsoaked.  Place them in a food processor (fitted with the S blade) with a dash of salt and process for 5-10 minutes, until the nuts are ground into a paste.  Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Prepared almond butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three months.  Just make sure you keep it in an air-tight, sealed container.

When the urge for a snack hits, just spread a tablespoon or two of almond butter on your frozen banana for a creamy, crunchy taste treat that will remind you of banana-nut ice cream.

Want to be really decadent?  Drizzle on a little warm chocolate ganache.  Enjoy!


Previous Comments

On January 27, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Jennifer, I really love your blog! I recently bought your book, Raw Food Made Easy, and I’ve really enjoyed making the recipes in there.  This is a whole new way of life for us, but your books and this blog are so helpful! Thank you!
~Trish

On February 18, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jennifer
      Bought your book and dvd, love working with your recipies, never knew raw food could taste so good, and be so easy to prepare.

I have now been eating raw for one whole week, previously ate raw an odd day or two only, that was before I discovered your recipies.

Many thanks to you   yoiurs in Health   Alan

On February 20, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Alan,
So glad it’s getting easier, and that you love the recipes!
Jenny

On March 15, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jennifer,

I enjoy your raw food recipes. I bought you books, don’t have them yet, a friend is bringing then to me. I am learning to eat raw, you made it so easy, thank you.

I am curios about one thing. You never use peanuts. Is there any special reason why you don’t use them? I love your almond milk, and everything you do with almonds, but they are very expensive in the side of the world where I live.

On March 15, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Ligia,
I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes! I don’t use peanuts because some people have allergies or sensitivities to them. Also, they are technically legumes, not seeds, and are different nutritionally. They are also difficult to find raw.
Perhaps in your side of the world there is a different nut or seed you can use? Brazil nuts and sesame seeds also make delicious milks.
Jenny

On May 01, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jennifer,
I recently joined your blogsite because I’m impressed with your ideas as they are very basic to follow & use all of God’s delicious natural fruit/vegetable creations! I made the green smoothie with a slight variation by adding some aloe vera to cleanse any infection in the body. I had energy to burn for those few days until my next visit to the green grocers! thanks very much & keep bringing those naturally healthy ideas to us.I’m sure they’ll be much appreciated by all!..God bless!

On June 08, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Jennifer,

Thanks so much for your wonderful receipes and tips.  I’ve tried raw before but was discouraged because the food wasn’t enjoyable or it took s-o-o-o long to prepare.  You truly make maintaining a raw food lifestyle easy.  Also, you have rescued me with your fabulous desserts!  But can you explain to me (or direct me to a source that does explain) why you don’t use legumes as mentioned in a prior post?  I really like lentils and was hoping to incorporate it into my raw food lifestyle.

On June 09, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Yolanda,

Legumes are great! I eat them regularly (I don’t eat 100% raw). I eat them cooked, because I find even sprouted a little hard to digest. But if you want to sprout them, I recommend the sproutpeople-dot-com website as a great resource on how to grow sprouted legumes.

Jenny

On September 08, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny
Few days ago I tried to make almond butter and it took 1 hour and 17 minutes before it looked right My FP is 800w whats the trick all rescipes I have read say about 10 - 20 mins

On September 09, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Tonia,

It is probably that your food processor doesn’t have enough power or the blade isn’t sharp enough. I recommend a Cuisinart food processor.

Jenny

On September 27, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Dear Jennifer, I’m from Holland (the Netherlands) and I love your recipes and like to eat raw food!. I have a question about eating raw food. I’m a very little lady and my weight is 49 kilo’s. I like to sport a lot. Play tennis (every day 1 or 1 1/2 hour a day) and I’m going to the gym. I’m 61 years old and I feel very well by sporting a lot and eating raw food. When I’m eating raw food I lose too much weight.  What can you advice which raw food is the best for me, so I don’t loose too much weight?  greetings   from Holland !  Winnie

On October 03, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

The work you are doing for the world is life giving and intensely inspiring.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge. And keep up the great work that God has obviously blessed you with.

On January 10, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jennifer, I purchased your book Raw Foods Made Easy for 2.  I love it, tonight I made the flour-less raw cake, yummy yummy, I plan on taking some to work for my co-workers who ever knew you could eat so deliciously going raw.  I’m slowly transitioning over to 100% raw and thanks to you and your book it is effortless. Again thank you!

On January 11, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Verna,
I’m so glad that you liked the flourless chocolate cake and I hope your co-workers do, too!
Jenny


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