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Kids of all ages like ice cream and cold, creamy desserts. Here are two options—both are dairy-free and neither contains refined sugar.
RAW BANANA ICE CREAM
This one-ingredient recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser for a cool, after-dinner treat! With no added sugars and room for tasty, healthy add-ins, it’s a great dessert for kids and adults alike!
Yield: 1 serving
1 ripe banana, frozen at least 6 hours
Slice banana into chunks; place in food processor. Pulse or process until banana becomes light and creamy in texture. Eat immediately or store in freezer for later.
VARIATIONS: Add raw cacao powder, vanilla bean, chopped mint, or fresh fruits and nuts.
PECAN PIE SMOOTHIE
Smoothies are fast, kid-pleasing meals in a glass, and when you make one that tastes like a pie, you’ll win all kinds of kudos from the peanut gallery!
Yield: 2 servings
1 cup raw pecans, soaked 2 hours, rinsed and drained
2 cups filtered water
2 peeled frozen bananas
3 leaves romaine lettuce (or 2 handfuls spinach)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch unrefined salt
Put all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.