Dessert for dinner tonight...why not?

A plant based diet works great for me. I get excited about preparing fruits and veggies in new creative ways. I even catch myself dreaming about which ones I want to enjoy next. But sometimes after a crazy day at work, I need comfort food for dinner. My "go to" comfort food is not mac and cheese or Krispy Kreme doughnuts, like in my younger days; it’s better!

Sometimes it's raw chocolate pudding loaded with toppings or cashew ice cream, but last tonight I created a “Coconut Crepe”. (a little messy but worth it)

Here’s my version, using these tasty raw coconut wrappers I found at Whole Foods recently.

coconut wraps

Ingredients:

  • One coconut wrap
  • Various, fresh organic fruit
  • Peanut butter and Banana crème filling (recipe below)
  • Protein powder (optional)
  • Various toppings: shredded coconut, cacao chips, dark chocolate chips, raisins, chia, hemp seeds, nuts
  • Organic Maple syrup
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Peanut butter and Banana crème filling:

Take 1-2 frozen bananas chopped into small pieces and put into a food processor

Add a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter and blend into smooth ice cream.

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(If you want more protein add a scoop of your favorite healthy protein powder)

small crepe

Place the banana creme filling inside the coconut wrapper, add fruit and toppings, roll up, drizzle with maple syrup and eat immediately. Or try the banana creme with fresh fruit as a simple treat any night.

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A heathy dessert should be enjoyed anytime, check out this article titled, "Another Reason to have Dessert for Breakfast".