So many challenges, so little time.
The Sweet or Savory challenge ingredient of the month is blueberries.
The raw challenge of the month is ice cream sandwiches.
The spunky holiday is Independence day and cliché as it is, blueberries scream Independence day. (What, you can’t hear your blueberries screaming?)
And, so, I multi-task by making raw Brazil nut, banana, blueberry ice cream sandwiches – or Frozen Triple B Bites.
Frozen Triple B Bites
Brazil Nut Banana Cookies
1 cup (130 g) raw Brazil nuts
1 small (80 g) banana (I used a red Costa Rican banana.)
1 T. ground flax seed
1 T. raw agave syrup
3 T. coconut flour
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the Brazil nuts until finely ground. (Stop before they turn into nut butter.) Add the banana and process until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until you have a thick dough. It will be sticky.
Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper. Tip – if your parchment paper is moving on your counter, wet the counter slightly. Cut with a cookie cutter into approximately 10 cookies. (I had some leftovers. I ate them. Raw. Rolled into little balls. It’s the cook’s prerogative to do that, you know.) Dehydrate at 115° until firm but not crisp. I started on a fruit roll tray, and moved them to a mesh screen after about 4 hours. My dehydrator took about 6 hours. Your dehydrator may vary, so check them occasionally. Freeze cookies until ready to assemble.
Blueberry Banana Ice Cream
1 banana, frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 T. raw agave or honey (or to taste)
In the bowl of a food processor, process the banana until smooth. Add the avocado and process until smooth. Add the blueberries and agave or honey and process until creamy. Taste and adjust for sweetness. (I found this plenty sweet and could have easily skipped the sweetener altogether, but I think I might be weird that way.)
Place a scoop of ice cream on one frozen cookie. Top with another cookie and press down gently until ice cream fills the gaps. Freeze on a cookie sheet until solid. Wrap individually.
These are best when you allow them to soften for a few minutes before eating.
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