Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (dairy free)

photo-18I have to give my husband credit for this delicious creation. We have been having banana ice cream almost every night after dinner. He had the great idea to add a scoop of chocolate Juice Plus Complete to our banana ice cream. The chocolate Juice Plus Complete tastes like hot cocoa mix, so it was the perfect addition to this dessert! We make enough to feed all four of us!

To make your blending easier, break your bananas into large chunks. Also, add the bananas last.

Feel free to top your banana ice cream like you would ice cream. I like to add a drizzle of raw honey and a few mini chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (dairy free)
 
Ingredients
  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop of chocolate Juice Plus Complete
  • 1 tb cocoa
  • 1 tb plant based milk, or water
  • 5 drops liquid stevia, if desired
  • 2 tb peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in your high speed blender.
  2. Blend on high until rich and creamy.
  3. I like to top this with a drizzle of raw honey and a few mini chocolate chips!

*Juice Plus Complete is a plant based whole food protein shake. Shoot me a message if you want any more information!

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Italian Quinoa Salad

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My friend’s mother-in-law made this salad at a party. One bite and I had to have the recipe. It is so easy and quick to make, I’ve been making it once a week ever since! I use a onion chopper to dice the vegetables into small pieces. That makes this recipe super quick to throw together. If you don’t have one, just pull out your cutting board and your sharpest knife.

Italian Quinoa Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 scallions
  • optional: 1 bag of defrosted edamame
  • ½ cup of Light Italian Dressing (I used Paul Newman's)
Instructions
  1. Place 1 cup of dry quinoa in a bowl of filtered water for an hour. This will soften the quinoa. When the hour is up, strain and rinse the quinoa. Place in a rice cooker or on the stove with 2 cups of water and cook according to directions.
  2. Chop all the vegetables into small pieces. Place in a large bowl.
  3. When the quinoa is done, place in the large bowl with the chopped vegetables.
  4. Add edamame if desired.
  5. Pour dressing on top of the salad.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. This salad will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

 

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My Favorite Vegan Protein Shake Recipes

securedownload All my friends have been begging for this post. I have been sharing my new favorite whole-food-based  protein powder, Juice Plus Complete, with all my friends and clients. I have always been an advocate of making green smoothies and protein shakes because who doesn’t love healthy fast food? I have always added nutritional super foods into my shakes. The best part of Juice Plus Complete is they added all the super foods for me! It contains a vegan protein blend, a fiber blend, a juice powder blend and an ancient grain blend! Of course none of this matters if they don’t taste good. And trust me, I won’t drink anything that doesn’t taste good. The shakes come in vanilla and chocolate. The vanilla tastes like cake batter and the chocolate tastes like hot cocoa! Here are my favorite ways to make my Juice Plus Complete shakes: Nutty Banana Mylkshake 1 scoop of Juice Plus Complete, chocolate or vanilla 1 frozen banana 1 cup of water, almond or coconut milk 1 tb nut butter (almond or peanut are amazing) 1 tb hemp seeds 1 cup of spinach (*keep in the freezer so you always have some on hand!) a few ice cubes if you like it extra thick like me! Directions: Place all your ingredients in your blender. Blend until nice and creamy. Enjoy your high protein, plant based, whole-food shake! I love to refuel after my workouts with this shake!   Morning Mocha Shake 1 scoop of Juice Plus complete chocolate 1 cup cold coffee 1/4 cup almond milk stevia to taste 1/2-1 cup of ice *I like to add a packet of stevia Directions: Place all your ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy the extra pep in your step from the coffee and the plant-based nutrition! This is my favorite shake to drink when I have an early morning! Peaches, Blueberry and Creme Shake 1 scoop of Juice Plus Complete vanilla 1 cup frozen peaches 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup of coconut milk 1 shake of cinnamon *1 like to add a packet of stevia Directions: Place all the ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth. All the credit for this yummy shake goes to my mom. She has it every day for lunch! Quick and Easy Chocolate Coconut 1 scoop of Juice Plus Complete chocolate 1 serving of chocolate coconut water Directions: Place the coconut water and Juice Plus in a shaker bottle and shake until combined. *This is my favorite on the go drink. I bring a chilled bottle of coconut water, a scoop of the shake and a blender bottle. Easy fast food! *My whole family started taking Juice Plus capsules, chewables and the complete shakes. I started recommending it to my friends and clients after we all started noticing our health improve. Contact me if you are interested in trying any of these great products, have any questions, or if you want to become the healthiest you you can be!  Check out kellimorgan.juiceplus.com

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