Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Raw Banana Bread Recipe Revealed...

Wow, you people must really be HANKERING for banana bread…lol – my inbox almost collapsed with requests for the recipe today – I’m sorry that I forgot the hyperlink yesterday to the post where I’d outlined the ingredients before…ok, so, HERE is that link and I also decided to write out the recipe here below, as I hadn’t given quantities for anything in that post before…so, here we go:

Banana-Nut Bread
2 cups vegetable juice pulp (preferably at least half of it carrot pulp)
8 tbsp ground flax or chia
¾ cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup raisins
5 bananas

Mix together the veggie juice pulp and bananas in a food processor. Add in the ground flax or chia and let the food processor run until the seeds are completely mixed in.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl with the walnuts and raisins and mix them in thoroughly by hand. Shape into a loaf. For major yumminess, top with ‘Cream Cheese’ (see below).
Cream Cheese
Flesh of three avocadoes
9 dates
juice of 1 or 2 lemons
big handful of dulse

Blend the ingredients in a blender. Serve on top of banana-nut bread, or just eat on its own ;)

That’s it – super-easy, a good way to recycle juicing pulp and VERY yummy – well, we like it anyway…then again, we’ve been raw rather a long time…when we made some the other day, we were actually laughing a great deal to imagine how we’d have reacted in our pre-raw days if given this kind of meal…well, try it, you might like it... ;)

On October the 23rd I had:

1 quart water
2 cups carrot/beet/apple/ginger/parsley/sunflower greens juice
1 lb longans
2 persimmons blended with Amazon Bliss butter
1 pint water
1 pint parsley/carrot/spinach/celery/lemon juice
blended apples/sunflower greens/dulse mixed with ground flax/almonds, swirled with dried mulberries and date pieces
1.5 quarts water

It’s time for one of those thrilling ‘public service announcements’ again ;) This is a short announcement to say that I’ve postponed the talk I was intending to give at the Yoga studio in Vancouver this Saturday - the 27th - until I’m back in this area next year sometime. It didn’t seem to be flowing so well to hold the event on that day, and so…so be it – we shall return ;) Plans are already afoot for us to do talks and retreats in the Vancouver/Victoria area next year, so we’ll catch up with y'all again then ;) Next: Australia

on October the 24th (my mum’s 60TH birthday ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM :) I had:

1 quart water
1.5 quarts watermelon/orange/pineapple juice
3 cups alfalfa/arugula/romaine/sunflower greens/celery/carrot juice
1 persimmon
little bowl of hemp seed/flax oil/salt mixture with nori sheets
1lb longans
3 cups alfalfa/arugula/celery/sunflower greens/carrot juice
bowl of chia soaked in a mixture of blended bananas and dragon fruit, swirled with mulberries, maca and cinnamon - yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
1.5 quarts water

Tomorrow evening – October the 25th – brings the full moon to us again, this time in Taurus…according to Lisa Dale Miller, it’s an ideal time for embodying our intention to caretake our world:

“…it is our actions here on earth which matter most for bringing an end to the suffering and pain humans cause each other, our animal and plant brothers and sisters, and our collective Mother, the Earth.
Taurus wishes us a life that is beautiful, warm, soft, loving, and sensual; one filled with the pleasures of family and friends, good food, beautiful surroundings, great music and art, and all things that help soothe and heal anxiety and worry.
The best way I know of to ensure survival is to think bigger than just your own needs and give generously to others…. self-worth does not come from how much power, control and wealth we have; rather from how much we selflessly give away.
The Full Moon in Taurus enlivens our sense of responsibility to caretake our planet and its inhabitants. Reconsider the importance of your needs and desires in light of how they impact the environment. Maybe this year, you'll take those fallen leaves and start a compost pile instead of putting them in plastic bags and sending them to your local dump. How about setting up a bird feeder for the winter? How about taking ten dollars of your income every month and sending it to your favorite environmental organization?
It is our job to protect Mother Earth and her inhabitants. We are talking total embodiment of love, here on earth, with your partner, your kids, your neighbors and their kids, your parents, your friends and their friends, your enemies, your community, your schools, your coworkers, your customers, your government, our government's friends and supposed enemies, every person in every nation, every tree, plant, animal, body of water, rock, mountain, bird, planet, star, solar system, galaxy, every one of the multiple universes, and everything that could possibly exist in all possible existences. Wrap your mind around that, then let go and open into partnership with all our relations!
Don't wait for things to get so bad that we have nothing left. Change now, get involved, do something that serves someone other than you, and I guarantee your heart will open and surrender into the love that can heal every dark place in your psyche, your body, your heart, and by extension all the dark places within the global psyche, body and heart. We can all rise to this occasion, while remaining embodied and connected to all other life.”

Mmmmm-HMMMMMm…wow, I really hear that message, loud and clear…the time is NOW to act and show our love for this planet. To read Lisa’s full summary on the power of this full moon, click HERE.

One love,
Angela. xxx


  1. Hi Angela.

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. It is so helpful. I have rheumatoid arthritis and am slowly embarking on a raw food journey to see if it helps. :-) My two daughters are keen to try as well, especially after reading your blog and website. Anyway, I just wanted to say a big thank you!! :-)

  2. You should submit this recipe to the Moist Banana Bread Contest:

    Winner gets a $50 gift card to Sur La Table!!



  3. Hey there! Looks like a great recipe....however, I'm not clear about whether or not you dehydrate this?? Do you just eat it as mush??

    If you could email me at:
    it would be greatly appreciated!