Chocolate Banana Pie ~ Tuesday’s Table
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
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
- 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
1 cup low fat graham crackers
1/4 cup ground pecans
1/3 cup unsweetened low fat coconut
6 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
- 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!