Banana Recipes

Homemade Banana “Ice cream”

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or BP2 – a dried peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • a touch of almond milk

Mix them up and freeze them. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Darren Brown, RunKNOX

Tropical Harvest Smoothie

  • 1/2 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup tropical frozen fruit (a tropical blend that contains a good mix of frozen pineapple, mango and strawberries)

Optional additions:

  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut (healthier to use unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • *Add crushed ice if you prefer it “frostier”
  • *Add extra juice or milk if it’s too thick

Serves 1. It makes a great breakfast or filling snack!

Courtesy of Amy Lambert (coffeescarvesandrunningshoes.com)

Berries Recipes

Jana’s Berry Simple Syrup

1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of mixed berries

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Add the berries and cook them just enough for the juice to mix in. Remove from the heat. Add to pancakes or waffles.

Jana’s Blackberry Basil Jam

4 cups blackberries (you can do smaller batches but not bigger)
4 cups sugar
handful of fresh basil leaves
1 lemon (juice)

Take the basil and sugar and mix them in a food processor until the basil is all ground up with the sugar. In a large sauce pan, put equal parts of blackberries and basil-sugar mix. Add the juice of a lemon and cook the ingredients together until the mix sheets off a cold spoon. Simmer for 20 minutes. Store in jars.

NOTE: You can make smaller batches but not larger.

Courtesy of Jana Graziano, Clear Springs Farm, TN

Tomato Recipes

Tomato Toast

Tomatoes are a staple of the Mediterranean diet and for good reason. Delicious and healthy, this versatile fruit can be consumed raw or cooked. An easy recipe involves only a few ingredients but it’s perfect for a summer meal.

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Açaí Berry Recipes

Açaí Berry Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 c. plain or vanilla soymilk, or almond milk
  • 3/4 c. Orange juice
  • 3/4 c. Acai juice
  • 1 large Mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (use frozen mango chunks for an extra thick smoothie
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Serves 2

Courtesy of Beth A. Booker MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Açaí na Tigela (Açaí in a bowl)

Pulp

  • 1 1/2 scoops frozen acai pulp (about 1 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp guarana powder
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Topping
  • ¼ cup Granola
  • 4 sliced strawberries

Pulse in blender until achieving the consistency of a soft ice cream.

Serve in bowl with halved strawberries and granola as topping.

Recipe courtesy of Maira Quillin

Garlic and Onion Recipes

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