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Banana Orange Carob Cream
A Whole Fruit Non-Dairy "Ice Cream"


4 cups Bananas, frozen, sliced
1 Orange, navel or other sweet seedless orange, frozen sections
4 tbsp. Carob Powder
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract, pure
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Begin by peeling and slicing the ripe bananas and placing the pieces on a non-stick metal baking sheet for easy freezing.  Wash and peel the orange.  Place the orange sections on the baking sheet with the banana slices.  Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about six to eight hours to ensure that the banana pieces and orange sections are frozen solid.  Once frozen, we use a plastic spatula to loosen the fruit from the metal sheet.  The frozen banana pieces can be stored in a tightly sealed plastic container in the freezer for about a month . 

We prepare the banana orange carob cream in a high powered blender, such as a Vita-Mix

Place the frozen banana pieces and orange sections in the blender container. Add the carob powder and vanilla.  Cover, and run at the highest speed until the fruit becomes creamy smooth (about one minute).  To ensure uniform consistency, use the tamper to work the fruit into the blades.  (Do this only with the cover firmly in place.)

Scoop the banana orange carob cream into individual serving bowls.  Serve "as is" or with your favorite topping.



The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-28)

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