Faux is in!!

 

Exam morning started out with a sweet&tart delicacy ❤

“Ruby” Fruit Cream

  • 1/4 (20g.) Frozen banana
  • 100g. Frozen raspberries
  • 2 Frozen strawberries (2 of the 4 that were left!)
  • 1/2tsp. Vanilla essence
  • Toppings (100% Maple syrup, cinnamon, Crystal Light powder (Raspberry Ice)

Using the recipe for Fruit Cream, I used predominantly raspberries in this concoction, which resulted in a creamy and tart (yes, a very interesting combination) ice cream with a sweet aftertaste. I topped it off with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon and Crystal Light (Raspberry Ice) powder; notice the beautiful gloss and crimon color!! hehe I’m very proud of how the photo turned out 😛 The tartness was a little strong for my liking so I tried a couple of different drinks to see if any of them balanced out the flavor, and came to the conclusion that black coffee or vanilla-y flavored drink (vanilla soy milk or yogurt drink etc. those who live in America should definitely try it with almond milk or coconut milk/water) was the perfect match.

After school, I stopped at the organic store to browse a little and discovered THIS:

FAUX MEAT!!!

This is the first time that I’ve found faux meat that doesn’t contain sugar, milk, eggs, and other weird chemicals in Japan. This product “Daizu-kara-age” (soy bean fried chicken) is made from soy bean protein and and all you have to do to prepare it is soak it in water or a broth and then you can use it in any dish you want!!! Even though its a little more hassle than the ready-made packaged stuff, its definitely worth it to get it all-natural. I think it might be destined to become bran crusted “nuggets” or “meat” in a pumpkin stew. Can’t wait to use it!!!

Question of the day: What are the ingredients in your favorite faux meat product?

Icecream!!! no dairy, no soy?

There was so much fruit left over from yesterday that I ended up freezing some for future use in a smoothie etc. (Fresh frozen fruit is always sweeter and tastier than pre-bought frozen fruit!)

I thought about making a smoothie…  (this photo is from a while ago, made with non-frozen fruit= not the best texture)

But as the concoction continued to blend, the texture became creamy and exactly like ice cream!!

We can probably thank the banana for the creaminess, and the other fruits (pineapple, mango, apple, blueberry, cherry, cranberry) for the refreshing Hawaiian flavor (add coconut powder for an even stonger vibe). It wasn’t icy like sherbet, so if you want fruit in a creamy and healthy form, this is perfect! It also contains no dairy or soy so its good for people who are lactose intolerant etc.

Fruit Cream

  • 1/4+ Frozen banana
  • 1c.+ Frozen fruit

Blend and occasionally stir until ice cream-like consistency!! (It might take a while, but your patience will be rewarded!)

Nutritional benefits: Fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants… come on, this could go on forever; it’s fruit!

I’ll have to cut it short today because we’ve entered exam week  (>o<) but I’ll try and post at least one of my eats every day (^o^)