Vegan Mango Bread

vegan mango bread

I made this for my father on Father’s Day and it was a hit. Perfect as a treat served with a steaming hot espresso or mellow green tea, this vegan dessert bread is sure to please everyone!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. pinch of salt
  5. dash of cinnamon
  6. 1 ripe banana
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  10. 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  11. 4 dates, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine the banana, olive oil and vanilla. Next pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add the mango chunks, chopped nuts and dates. Pour the mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes. Let cool and serve with your favorite beverage. Enjoy!

Raw Banana-Ginger Zinger

raw banana ginger smoothie

If you’re trying to cut back on sweets, drink this smoothie for dessert. It’s light, refreshing, creamy and ideal for those of you who love ginger!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 frozen bananas
  2. 2 dates, seeded & soaked in 1 cup water
  3. 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  4. 1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
  5. dash of cinnamon
  6. 1-2 ice cubes

Place bananas and dates and soaked water in blender. Add ginger, coconut oil, cinnamon and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and creamy!

Ulu (breadfruit) “pie”

ulu (breadfruit) "pie"

Breadfruit is surprising! It can be baked like flour. This “pie” was an unexpected delight-sweet, naturally wheat-free and organically yummy.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups breadfruit
  2. 2 bananas
  3. 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  4. 4 dates, seeded & chopped
  5. 1 tsp. baking soda
  6. 2 tbsp. dried coconut shreds
  7. 1 tsp. water

Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix and mash everything in a mixing bowl.
  • Lightly oil a bread pan.
  • Pour mixture into bread pan
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.

This is what ulu looks like:

ulu

Blueberry Coconut Green Tea Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with nutrients and is a smart way to get you going in the morning!

In a blender:

  1. 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  2. 1 1/2 cups organic frozen blueberries
  3. 2 frozen bananas
  4. 2 dates
  5. 2 tsp. spirulina powder
  6. 1 tbsp. flaxseeds
  7. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  8. 1 1/2 cups green tea

Serves: 2

blueberry coconut green tea smoothie

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