Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wisdom from the Bunny Trail

"First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; then he ate some radishes."  (Most likely Peter Rabbit ate the tops as well.  Young radish and carrot tops are loaded with nutrients and are quite delicious raw or steamed. Where do you think that little Plant-Based bunny got all of his mischievous energy?!) 
So where do all the high fructose sweets and fat loaded chocolates, ubiquitous in this season, come from?  Certainly not from Mr. McGregor's garden!  If you're dying for something sweet, avoid the toxic commercial sweets and make your own FROZEN CHOCOLATE BANANA TREATS from this recipe found in the how-to companion book to the documentary film FORKS OVER KNIVES.

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup plant-based milk (make your own non-dairy milk on this blog March 12, 2012) 
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 ripe bananas
2 cups oats
Grape Nuts

1. Puree maple syrup, milk, cocoa, vanilla and bananas in blender. Transfer to bowl and add oats.  Mix well.
2. Line baking sheet with wax paper.  Put Grape Nuts in small bowl. Using small spoon, scoop chocolate mixture and drop it into Grape Nuts bowl.  Shape into ball and roll again in Grape Nuts.  Place ball onto wax paper.  Repeat process with remaining mixture.
3. Freeze entire pan of treats then transfer to container with a lid and keep frozen until sweet tooth gets the best of you! Enjoy frozen or thawed.
Makes 50 guilt free treats.

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