Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to try if you want to sneak in some spirulina powder, but don’t want to taste it!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 frozen bananas
  2. 1 cup frozen blueberries
  3. 2 tsp. spirulina powder
  4. 1 cup rice milk
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Blend well and enjoy! Serves: 2

blueberry banana smoothie

blueberry banana smoothie

blueberry banana smoothie

creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie

Our neighbor has an orchard near South Point and gave us a few sapote fruits to try. I thought, why not pair one exotic fruit with another exotic sweetener-lucuma powder. Lucuma powder comes from the Peruvian lucuma fruit. I recently purchased the powder at our local health food store, Island Naturals and have to say, I love it. I haven’t done the nutritional research yet, but I’m guessing organic lucuma powder is a safe bet. This smoothie turned out to be sweet enough for a dessert. However, we enjoyed it for a midday snack!

For the organic creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie, blend:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cup frozen sapote chunks
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 1 1/2 cups rice milk
  4. 1 tbsp. lucuma powder
  5. 1 tbsp. flaxseed
  6. dash of cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

creamy sapote-lucuma smoothie

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!

Vegan & Oil-Free Sunset Beach Muffins & a trip to the beach!

Pack your bags and head to the beach with these tropical treats. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and your sunscreen! Here in Kohala, the sun is bright and unforgiving!

Mix Dry Ingredients:

  1. 3 cups flour (you choose your favorite!)
  2. 2 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  4. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  6. 1/2 cup raw sugar

sunset beach muffins

Mix Wet Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup pineapple juice
  2. 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  3. 1 cup papaya, mashed
  4. 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1/4 tsp. orange zest

Combine all ingredients (and oil or line your muffin pan) & bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (perhaps longer depending upon the size of your muffins.)

kohala coast

kohala coast

kohala coast

tropical vegan chocolate mousse!

This is a really simply dessert and quite healthy too. It’s also very rich, so a little goes a long way.

vegan chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup mango chunks
  2. 1/2 cup avocado chunks
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 2 tsp. espresso
  5. 2 tsp. rum
  6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1-2 tbsp. brown sugar

Blend all the ingredients in a blender, adding a little water if need be.  Scoop onto plates and garnish with a mac nut. Enjoy!

Serves: 2-4

vegan chocolate mousse

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