Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Breakfast in Bed: Raw Strawberry-Banana Pudding and Toast!




I whipped up this decadent raw pudding this morning that was so thick, rich and creamy. It was really yummy and filling too. Yes, it's healthier than most desserts but it's not low fat because of the nuts.

Raw Strawberry-Banana Pudding

1/2 to 1 cup raw unsalted cashews (I didn't really measure but think I used close to a cup!)
8 dates, pitted
6-8 fresh strawberries
1 frozen banana

Soak cashews and dates in hot water for at least 20 minutes. Drain water. Blend all ingredients in a blender until thick and creamy. Serve with fresh berries on top.

Edited to add:


This is dinner tonight. It's a cauliflower, potato and mushroom gratin adapted from Brian McCarthy's Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin from The Vegan Family Cookbook.

13 comments:

nora said...

That puddin looks delish!!

Anonymous said...

One cup of cashews has about 680 calories.

kmouse said...

Anonymous,
Awesome!

A-K said...

That pudding looks amazing! Super rich :-)

kmouse said...

It was delicious. Definitely a treat and not something I'd eat every day.

veggievixen said...

wow, that pudding sounds awesome!!

we must be thinking alike because i made cauliflower gratin today too!

LK said...

Pudding! I love creamy delectable desserts. And that gratin looks so good especially with the cauliflower!

Michal said...

that pudding sounds amazing! i dont have any cashews onhand, do you think i could sub almonds or sumflower seeds?

aTxVegn said...

Yummy - these look so good! Strawberries and cauliflower are two of my fave foods.

kmouse said...

Michal,
You probably can sub with other nuts though cashews are the creamiest.

Oraphan said...

That pudding looks so good. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try soon.

Your dinner also looks really good, must be very delicious!

Veg is Sexy said...

Both of those look awesome! I'll have to try them out.

marciferous said...

I finally got around to making this pudding - delish! Although I found myself eating more of it from the blender, simply because it was hard to get it all out and I didn't want to waste a bit of it, yum!!