Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Rose Cleanse - Days 6 + 7 - and Carob-Maca Swirl Banana Soft Serve

My cleanse ended on Sunday, pretty much the way it started: juice all day, and a light, well-combined dinner.

In this case, dinner was a fresh beet slaw and field greens salad followed by organic buckwheat soba noodles tossed with raw marinated portabello mushrooms. Followed by...dessert.

OK, I know. I should have waited until Monday to make frozen banana soft serve. But since when was I a stickler for food rules? And besides, I just completed a seven day cleanse. I earned it.

Enter the trusty Omega 8005 juicer. All washed up from earlier-in-the-day's Pure Veg Green Juice (cucumber-celery-lemon-kale), the Omega was primed and ready to handle a frozen banana with The Blank. (The Blank is a mesh-free attachment that comes with single gear juicers to produce nut butter or soft serve from the end where, normally, pulp is ejected.)

And so, I present to you my Carob-Maca Swirl Frozen Banana Soft Serve. With Blueberries! Ahhh, bliss.

Carob-Maca Swirl Banana Soft Serve

1 large frozen banana
1 scant teaspoon maca powder
1 heaping teaspoon raw carob powder
1-2 handfuls fresh blueberries (optional)

Break the banana into four pieces. With the juicer off and the blank installed, put one piece of banana in the feed tube, followed by one third the maca and carob. Repeat, turning the juicer on when the feed tube is filled and finishing with banana. Run everything through to make soft serve. Mash-stir with fork to combine and swirl, then mix in fresh blueberries or other fruit if desired.

NOTE: If you don't have a single gear juicer [Omega 8005, 8006 or Champion style], you can make frozen banana soft serve in a blender. Be prepared to turn it on and off frequently, however, as you will need press the ingredients down with a wooden spoon between whizzes until it all catches and swirls together.

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