1 banana, peeled and very ripe, cut into chunks
1 cup fresh berries; strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or your favorite
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds
Place banana, berry blend and frozen blueberries, maple syrup and vanilla in a high-powered blender.
Blend on high until smooth; approximately 45 seconds.
Transfer mixture to a wide-mouth Mason jar and stir in chia seeds, making sure seeds are mixed throughly into the mixture.
Cover jar and refrigerate for 1 -2 hours, or overnight, until mixture has solidified into a pudding-like consistency.
Inspired by a recipe found in the Costco Connection
Medium butternut squash; halved, seeds removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place butternut squash halves on baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove squash from oven and drizzle with maple syrup.
Return squash to oven.
Bake 10 more minutes, or until squash is tender.
Slice squash halves into thin slices.
3 teaspoons Ener G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup nondairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
4 slices bread, 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick (vegan challah works well)
4 tablespoons nondairy butter, divided
sliced fruit, optional
In a blender, blend until frothy Egg Replacer with water.
Add milk, vanilla, if using, cinnamon powder, if using, until well mixed.
Pour 1/2 of mixture in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Add bread slices and rest of liquid mixture. Allow the bread to absorb the liquid, about 10 minutes.
Preheat large frying pan on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When melted, add 2 slices of the bread. Fry for 3-4 minutes, or when underside is golden. Then flip the bread over and fry for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat process with the 2 remaining slices of bread.
Top with sliced fruit, if using. Pour maple syrup over fruit.