Chocolate Banana Pie ~ Tuesday’s Table

The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison

I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Edison. I only wish that the doctors of today would treat the whole body and not just the symptoms. I think  over the past year as I have struggled with Fibromyalgia and my husband with cancer, that I have discovered we are our own best doctor. We are what we eat!
This week has found me trying out a new cookbook that my sweet husband bought for me.  Which brings me to this week’s Tuesday’s Table recipe, even though it is Thursday here! I seem to be running late this week.

Last year when he was diagnosed with cancer, we began a new way of eating…a new way of life. While we have not stuck strictly to the FOK (Forks Over Knives) Diet, we have changed a large part of what we eat, adopting a variation of this diet. Concentrating on eating more fruits and vegetables and replacing meats with other sources of protein has been a challenge, but I have learned a lot along the way.  Pinterest became my best friend, when it came to planning our weekly menus. I began researching clean recipes and meatless main dishes. We watched a documentary about The China Study called Forks Over Knives. It was very enlightening.

 If you have never watched this documentary, I would highly recommend it! Dr. Colin Campbell is fantastic. It is good to know first hand how our grocery stores have changed and how our diets have changed right along with them and for the most part not for the better. While we have not stuck strictly to the FOK (Forks Over Knives) Diet, we have changed a large part of what we eat. Our health has improved tremendously, we feel lighter and much more nourished as a whole.  This little cookbook is an absolute gem, and while there are some recipes in it that I do not care for…there are also some very yummy ones as well. All healthy and all whole food! 

I wanted to share my favorite dessert from the book, that I made this past week for the first time. I love that it is low in sugar and yet has chocolate! A win, win for me! I have a bit of a sugar addiction at times and I am always looking for a healthier low sugar alternative to dessert! This one fits the bill. It is not super sweet, but just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth if you have one. 

So without further rambling…

Chocolate Banana Pie
By: Leanne Campbell 



Servings:8

Ingredients: 
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup Sucanat (Organic brown sugar available in health food stores)
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 tablespoons organic cornstarch mixed with 1 cup almond milk
2 medium bananas sliced
1 recipe of Nutty pie crust (see below)
1/4 cup crushed nuts

Directions:

  • In a saucepan, add cocoa, Sucanat, and milk. Bring to a boil. Add vanilla and cornstarch mixture. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Layer sliced bananas on bottom of prepared pie crust. Pour mixture over bananas and smooth the top. Sprinkle with crushed nuts. 
  • Refrigerate until firm and cold about 2 hours.


Nutty Pie Crust
makes 1 pie crust

Ingredients:
1 cup low fat graham crackers 
1/4 cup ground pecans
1/3 cup unsweetened low fat coconut
6 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend graham crackers and pecans in food processor
  • transfer to a bowl and add coconut and applesauce. If mixture does not form into a ball, add additional applesauce. Press into a nonstick pie pan and bake for 12 minutes. Cool.

Enjoy to your health!








8 Responses to Chocolate Banana Pie ~ Tuesday’s Table

  1. Empty Nester says:

    Oh, I couldn't agree with you more on this post! Good for you and your changes! I've been making them for a few years now but I have a long way to go to do it right. And some consistency would help. LOL The pie looks great! I'm going to write down the recipe and give it a try.

  2. The chocolate banana cake looks yummy thank you for sharing the recipe x

  3. Stephanie says:

    Mmm… Your pie looks and sounds delicious!

    You are right, it is difficult changing your diet to a healthier one, but good for you for taking that step and sticking with it. It's scary to think of what they are putting in our food and how damaging it is to us.

    Thank you for this post, my friend. Enjoy you weekend!

  4. Valerie says:

    Dear Sweet Stephanie,
    Thank you for your sweet visit. We made some yummy Pumpkin Gnocchi today…so far we are loving the cookbook.
    Hope your weekend was wonderful
    Blessings, Valerie

  5. Valerie says:

    Dear Forgetmenots Blue,
    Thank you for your sweet visit. =) Hope your weekend was lovely. Enjoy the recipe.
    Blessings,

    Valerie

  6. Valerie says:

    Dear Empty Nester,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, the changes have not come easy to us with our diet. The grocery stores sure aren't much help, seems so hard sometimes to find the "real" food amongst all the processed junk. I know what you mean about consistency, wish I had more of that too. 😉 Enjoy the recipe.
    Blessings,

    Valerie

  7. Delvalina says:

    Hello Valerie,

    Thank you for always being faithful friend for my blog world 🙂
    This information is so good, the other day I was reading article about healthy foods and instant foods I was thinking that I might change the way I eat and look I found the same thing here. I feel like this is a big reminder.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this recipe – my mom like to make food with bannanas.
    Blessing to you Valerie.
    Praying for you and your hubby.

    <3

  8. Valerie says:

    Dear Delvalina,
    Thank you for your sweet note. Enjoy the recipe. =) I hope you have a very lovely week.
    Blessings and Sunshine sweet friend,
    Valerie

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