( Serves 8 )
A simple fruit purée, yet its pale green tint makes this perfect for a special occasion like Halloween. Make this close to serving time, since the bananas will discolor if it sits too long. And, be sure to start with well-chilled fruit. (You can refrigerate unpeeled bananas — the skin will blacken, but the flesh inside will be fine.)
- 3 kiwi fruit, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 pounds (about 6) ripe medium-size bananas, peeled
- 10.5 ounce package silken tofu
- Cinnamon, fruit-juice sweetened cookie crumbs for garnish (optional)
In blender or food processor, purée kiwi fruit. Set aside about 1/3 of mixture and stir in vanilla extract. Add bananas and tofu to remaining kiwi fruit. Process until smooth.
To serve, divide fruit mixture into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cookie crumbs, if desired. Stir some of remaining puréed kiwi fruit into each serving, swirling slightly to keep a darker green streak visible.
|TOTAL CALORIES PER SERVING: 147|
|TOTAL FAT AS % OF DAILY VALUE: 3%||FAT: 2 gm|
|PROTEIN: 5 gm||Carbohydrates: 32 gm|
|CALCIUM: 23 mg||IRON: 1 mg|
|SODIUM: 28 mg||DIETARY FIBER: 3 gm|
Originally published on The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog.
The above recipe is part of a larger article called “Halloween Horrors for Children Only” by Mary Clifford, R.D., that can be found in the Vegan Handbook.