YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS….WE HAVE NO BANANAS TODAY…

You likely are wondering what this is referring to.  It is an old …very old…catch phase, cartoon and song I heard during my childhood.  It dates back to 1920 but has been made popular over the years by various artists.

I am excited and happy to share this next recipe.  It uses frozen local fruit and frozen bananas.  HA HA HA

It also is easy with simple ingredients.  Just perfect for me and my busy schedule.  The best things about this recipe are how good it tastes, how healthy and how versatile it is.  Each batch is different as you can use any fruit or combination of fruits plus bananas.

FROZEN DESSERT

2 bananas – freeze overnight (cut into 1” slices and separated on a flat surface)

½ cups frozen fruit (cut into bite sized pieces or loose)

½ tsp vanilla

¼ cup almond milk

  1. Blend frozen fruits in food processor until evenly broken up.
  2. Add almond milk and vanilla and blend until it looks like soft ice cream and well mixed.
  3. Serve now or freeze in individual serving dishes.

I like to keep it simple, so I serve it in small dishes alone without extras like coconut, chocolate, jam, nuts, whipped cream or fresh fruit toppings.

You … however, can expand your options with this recipe as you see fit.  HA HA HA

Some local fruit options that sound fabulous are peaches, apricots, sweet cherries, red and black raspberries, black or red currants, mulberries, blackberries, blue berries, goose berries, elderberries,  etc

If you are looking for frozen local fruit….MATHIAS FARMS still has red raspberries and blackberries available for purchase.  Add these to your Niagara Local Food Co-op order NOW.

Until next Blog, I remain dedicated to local yummy simple eating.   ENJOY!!!

Beth Secord

Mathias Farms Ltd.