Sunday, April 5, 2015

Banana Spice Mousse (DF, GF)

This was a BIG HIT with the taste testers !!!  They thought it was DELICIOUS !!!!   AND......the taste tester that is not a big fan of bananas, did NOT even know there were bananas in it !!!!  SUCCESS !!!!!!!

This is a GREAT way to eat more chia seeds, which are high in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and protein.

I actually make the mousse and then leave it in the freezer for about a week before I take it out to eat it.  I think it has a better flavor - this gives it time for all the flavors to "blend together".

2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk 
4 medium really ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
8 large dates, chopped
2 to 3 Tbsp Chia Seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill) (depending on desired thickness)

Place all ingredients (EXCEPT chia seeds) in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  

Then add the chia seeds and pulse just until the chia seeds are slightly ground into smaller pieces.

Pour into a glass jar with tight fitting lid.

Then refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

My favorite food processor is the  KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender  

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 4 servings:  Calories 172,  Total Fat .7g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 83mg, Carbs 42.9g, Fiber 5.7g, Sugars 26.2g, Protein 2.1g

Let everyone who lives in Zion shout and sing!  Israel's holy God is great, and he lives among his people."
Isaiah 12:6 (GNT)

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