Date & banana cream
Are weaning off eating foods with a ton of added sugar in? This one will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. This is decadent, unctuous and toffee-like. It is by Nigel Slater from Real Fast Food. Though totally free from refined sugar its still a very high carbohydrate dessert. So its best eaten after a protein meal.
As you can see from the photo I used sliced raw pecans instead of the almonds (I had accidentally munched my way through my flaked almond supplies). If you don’t have the nuts, it doesn’t matter. If you wanted to, you could also decorate with peeled slices of fresh orange.
95g stoneless dried dates/110g dates with stones in
1 tsp (teasp) orange flower water (if you don’t have any, use a dessertspoon of fresh orange juice instead)
150ml single cream
2 large bananas, ideally ripe (a little spotty)
1 heaped tbs flaked almonds
1. Stone and chop the dates, slice the bananas thinly and place in a bowl.
2. Add the cream and orange flower water/juice, mix and leave for an hour or two in the fridge.
3. Lightly toast flaked almonds on a day pan (watch them closely, and stir, so they don’t burn!) and reserve.
3. Just before eating, sprinkle the lovely crunchy toasted almonds on top.
Why this is better for you:
Although this is a very sweet, very high carbohydrate dessert it IS free from added sugar so tends not to deplete nutrients. Bear in mind though that eating desserts high in even natural sugars does cause blood sugar spikes – i f you don’t have a protein-rich meal in your tummy first. Blood sugar spikes cause inflammation, metabolic stress and exacerbate ALL chronic health issues from anxiety to psoriasis to acne.