A Healthy New Year

It seems like everyone I know indulged a little too much over the holidays (didn’t know that was even possible!) and are now trying to turn over a new healthy leaf. To me being healthy is not about deprivation, i’m a real 80/20…70/30 well sometimes more like 50 healthy/50 indulgent. But in all honesty I believe in balance and moderation, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a treat or two, especially if you want your new healthy lifestyle to stick.

In order to help those health seekers along I thought i’d share a new favourite of mine. This is one of the creamiest, yummiest desserts i’ve had in a long time and I hope you guys enjoy 🙂

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Raw chocolate banana cream pie: For the crust: 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup soft medjool dates and a pinch of salt… blend up in the food processor until the mixture resembles gravel and can stick together. Line a cake pan with saran wrap and press the crust mixture in the cake pan. Place in freezer while working on the filling.

filling: 2 ripe avocados, 1/4 cup raw cacoa powder, 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it, start with 1/4c and add as needed), 1tsp vanilla, 1tsp melted coconut oil… puree in food processor.

Assembly: chop 3 very ripe bananas and layer banana slices along the bottom of the crust (make sure to save some for the top!). Once you’ve completed the layer pour the filling over the bananas and top with leftover bananas. Place in freezer until your ready to serve and enjoy 🙂

This pie is loaded with healthy omega 3 fats, fibre and heart healthy cacoa, not a bad way to end dinner, or as a very decadent breakfast (guilty!)

Good luck to all the New Years resolutioners, just remember the key to success is balance- everything in moderation 🙂

submitted to wellness weekend

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One thought on “A Healthy New Year

  1. foods for the soul January 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

    I definitely agree, there’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while! This looks like quite a decadent treat, even with the healthy parts of banana and avocado!

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