• Banana Mash with Mascarpone Cheese

    IT SOUNDS TOO SIMPLE TO BE TRUE, but true it is none the less. Once you make it you will be convinced how awesome it is and you’ll want to make it more often! One of the reasons why people love dairy and puddings so much is the amazing smooth consistency. But, in this case, the dairy can easily be replaced with delicious fruit! The only down side is the not-so-fancy presentation of this dessert (it just looks like a mashed banana) – so I would not advise making it for a fancy dinner but rather for yourself and a few friends or kids when you are lounging on the…

  • Healthy Ice Cream Sundae// Tasty DIY

    THE OTHER DAY, friends of mine organised a great Thanksgiving/Hannukah dinner. For dessert, they made ice cream sundaes by combining vanilla ice cream with home made cookie crumble, molten after eight chocolate sauce, raspberries in sugar sauce and coffee flavored chocolate sprinkles on top. IT WAS DELICIOUS, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD THAT MUCH SUGAR in one go in weeks! Obviously, I immediately sneakily helped myself to three servings (because let’s face the uncomfortable truth – sugar is delicious :'( ). But then later, I got to thinking. Since this ice cream sundae tasted so good – would it be possible to make a healthy version of it (and still…

  • Banana Apricot Chocolate Cake healthy dessert Ana's Bananas Blog

    Chocolate Cake with Banana & Apricot

    IMAGINE A HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CAKE – and you have come to the right place to make it! A healthy, yet rich and gooey cake that tastes divine! This chocolate cake with banana and apricot is free of added sugars (it has natural sugars from banana and dried apricot), high in fibre and packs a punch of nutrition! THIS CAKE IS A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY REGULAR LUNCHBOX AS WELL AS A FANCY HIGH-TEA with your pals. THE INGREDIENTS ARE PRETTY AWESOME: Dried apricots are rich in nutrients and fibre. I use dried apricots that are not treated with sulphite (sulphite is a chemical used for apricots to stay orange even…

  • Organic Yoghurt with Strawberries and Flax Seed

    LATE SUMMER AND BEGINNING OF AUTUMN are times of abundance. Aside from autumn fruits, last season strawberries are showing up on shelves before this fruit becomes unavailable again until spring. Having a portion of strawberries for breakfast combined with yoghurt and crushed line seed will give you plenty of energy to handle the day’s obstacles. Vitamin C and omega -3 will help fight away any upcoming wintery infections. The yoghurt and line seed provide important nutrients for hydration of your skin and hair from the inside out, serving great against that autumn cold, rain and wind. HEALTHY STRAWBERRY-YOGHURT BREAKFAST Prep time: 5 minutes. Serves 1 happy camper Strawberries, handful, sliced Bulgarian…

  • Triple Berry Crumble!

    This is a delicious dessert. The key to saving on costs when making it is never using beautiful fresh blueberries or blackberries for it. These fresh berries deserve to be eaten raw for full benefits. In this recipe, where you will cook the fruits, you can better use either frozen blueberries and blackberries from the supermarket, or real bargain blueberries and blackberries which you bought at your local farmer’s market. They will taste just as delicious in this crumble! However, the fresh, and not frozen, strawberries are the key to making this crumble sweet and lovely. You’ll need: Frozen berries, mixed, 250g Fresh strawberries, a 4-5 pieces Purest spelt cookies,…

  • Powerful breakfast for demanding days!

    Ready in a flash! A breakfast like this is comforting, satisfying and refreshing. It contains way less sugar than any commercial cereal, much less fat than anything meaty, way less cholesterol than something with egg and all the benefits of banana, yoghurt and honey. Things you will need: 1 banana 100g organic whole fat (or skim if you prefer) yogurt, from grass-fed goat (or cow) 1 spoon of local honey, organic, best from a local bee keeper or farmers market Chop the banana into small pieces in a bowl (I just do this by hand). Add the honey and then the yoghurt (more or less of it according to your…

  • Oatmeal with honey & coconut

    Here’s a recipe for a basic creamy yet dairy-free oatmeal breakfast. I’ll let you in a little secret for making the best of it, and it won’t take long at all! If you didn’t know, good quality oatmeal is gluten free, so look up for the right producers when buying yours. Amisa is a good oatmeal brand, for example. Recipe Serves 1. Preparation time: 10 minutes (during which you can do whatever else you have to do to get ready in the morning ;)). Oatmeal, 5tbsp Honey, 1tbsp Coconut oil, 1 tbsp Boiling water, 200ml Put the oatmeal in a breakfast bowl and immerse in boiling water (so a small…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey and Coconut

    I <3 COOKIES! They smell like heaven, taste like joy and have a great crunchy texture that’s comforting in itself. HOMEMADE COOKIES ARE THE BEST, because store bought cookies tend to contain way too much sugar, some as much as 10 grams of sugar per cookie!!! I find it wiser to bake healthy cookies at home. HERE’S A RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES that are tasty, low in sugar and of course, free from any weird artificial additives (glucose, corn or fructose syrups) that often are added to supermarket cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey & Coconut Prep time 20 minutes. Baking time 20 minutes. Makes 10-12 cookies. Spelt flour, 2 tbsp Oatmeal…

  • Yogurt Bowl with Mango & Nectarine

    Forget the low-fat fads. The yogurt we are looking for here is the thick, full-fat, creamy kind. Something between 5 and 10% fat content is going to hit the spot. Nectarine & mango are low in calories and make for a refreshing flavor combination. Use these fruits for a smooth & healthy snack. Vitamins A, B and C are coming your way.   Print Recipe Yogurt Bowl with Mango & Nectarine Course Breakfast, Dessert Servings Ingredients 200 g full fat organic yogurt2 mangos2 peaches Course Breakfast, Dessert Servings Ingredients 200 g full fat organic yogurt2 mangos2 peaches Instructions CUT UP THE FRUITS. ARRANGE FRUITS BEAUTIFULLY on a bowl with yogurt.