June 2nd, 2014
This month's guest blogger is Tina Haupert. Tina is a health blogger, fitness instructor and self-professed food lover. Her blog offers tasty and healthy recipes that are as rich in nutrients as they are in flavor. And did we mention fun to eat? Enjoy this tasty concoction she created using Pacific Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage.
Chocolat Chip Banana "Ice Cream" Cookie Sandwich
Written and Conceived by Tina Haupert of Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Ooooh, boy, do I have a special treat for you guys!
I recently partnered with Pacific Foods to create a recipe using one of their non-dairy beverages. I had my choice of different varieties from the more common almond and soy that are really popular right now, to the less well-known, including hazelnut, hemp, and oat.
I eventually decided to use Vanilla Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage — mostly because it was a little something different, but also because of its stellar nutritional profile. Made from hemp seeds, it’s a great source of plant-based nutrition including Omega 3 and 6 and essential amino acids. The vanilla variety is lightly sweetened with brown rice syrup and has a smooth, creamy, and nutty flavor. It’s really tasty and made an awesome addition to this recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana “Ice Cream” Cookie Sandwiches.
These Chocolate Chip Banana “Ice Cream” Cookie Sandwiches are a healthier version of your usual cookie ice cream sandwiches since they’re made with banana “ice cream” instead of the traditional high-calorie and high-fat stuff. The banana “ice cream” is also a great dessert alternative for people who can’t have a lot of dairy in their diets.
Chocolate Chip Banana “Ice Cream” Cookie Sandwiches (serves 6)
Carrots ‘N’ Cake is where I share my love of food, staying fit, and living a healthy life.- Tina Haupert