You would think since it has been single digits in the morning, and not even making it to 20 degrees during the day for weeks, I would come up with something a little warmer - BUT, I was craving something creamy and fruity!
Even though I can tolerate cheese to a certain extent, milk and ice cream make me feel horrible. Usually
when I make ice cream, I use a base of coconut milk or cashews, and so that you cannot taste the base, I cover it up with chocolate, mint, peanut butter etc, and sometimes a good vanilla is hard to come by. I feel with the coconut milk and sweetener, you can get a pretty good vanilla, but I was going for low-fat and breakfast like and used bananas!
This is actually a two part recipe, but fairly easy. Before I had a Vita-Mix, I used my juicer to squish the bananas down, but a food processor does a good job. For the sauce, a regular blender or magic bullet works fine. I try to make things as simple as possible, and in that process, I sometimes think I make it more
confusing! I am sorry if I have done that here!
Unless you regularly keep bananas frozenlike I do, you will have to prepare the day before-hand by breaking 3 bananas into at least thirds if not smaller. Put into a freezer bag and freeze over night. (I use previously used frozen fruit bags from the store.) You can also prepare the Chia Gel ahead of time - see note below in the Strawberry Sauce instructions.
Prepare the sauce first so your bananas don't get brown and melty. (Can be prepared the night before if you would like to save time in the morning = )
1 Cup of Fresh Sweet Strawberries (or Frozen Strawberries Thawed)
2 Clementine Oranges
1/2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 T Honey or Agave (this will really depend on the sweetness of your strawberries) or use 2 dates.
1 T Chia Gel (Optional, but this gives it some thickness)*
*Prepare Chia Gel by using a 1/3 Cup Chia and 1 Cup water. Put water in bowl first and then sprinkle chia into the water as you stir and let set. This doesn't take long to set up. This will stay in the fridge about 2 weeks. If you want to make a small amount just for this recipe, try using 1 T chia, and 3 T water, but still it must set.
1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Milk (I use original almond)
3 Frozen Bananas
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
Put the all four ingredients into your Vita-Mix. I start slow, and work my way up and use the tamper to keep things moving. Go until smooth and creamy. Be sure not to over blend or you will have soup! =P
If you are using a food processor, you may want to pulse first and then go full blast, stop and scrape with your spatula and go again. Mix until soft ice cream consistency
Putting your Breakfast Sundae together:
Get creative and slice up fresh strawberries, bananas, or mangoes, put them on the bottom for a surprise, put them on top, or stir them in! Pour your sauce all over, put some on the bottom, swirl it in, you get the
picture! And then top it with your favorite topping - ideas below!
Granola, Crushed Nuts, Raisins, Shredded Coconut or whatever you think will taste yummy!