Cypress Mountain & Nice Cream 

A few photos and quotes from last week’s hike on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver:

Birds are not meant to be caged. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. – Stephen King

In quietness are all things answered. – A Course in Miracles

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. – Gilda Radner

Spending time in the forest has always been my yin to the yang of the corporate world. Nothing for me is more soothing and rejuvenating than spending an afternoon surrounded by sweet scented, mossy green trees.

And after working up an appetite on a hike I like to head home to whip up a tasty, sugar-free treat. This recipe is a post hike favourite. It’s vegan, naturally sweetened and uber-healthy with nut butter, dairy free milk and lots of anti-oxidant fruit.

Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream

  • 5 bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 3 T. peanut butter (or almond butter if you prefer)

Blend together and store in freezer until frozen. Top with your favourite fruit. This one has banana, mango, strawberries and unsweetened coconut. The recipe tastes a lot like ice cream but is so very good for you.

Hope you enjoy it.

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4 thoughts on “Cypress Mountain & Nice Cream 

  1. hello laurel its dennis the vizsla dog hay i agree birds do not belong in the howse espeshly parakeets with there terrifying singing!!! hay the kitties yoo saw on my blog ar my kitty brother and sister chaplin and charlee they ar former foster kitties wot hav bekum forever kitties just like i wuz a former foster dog wot bekaym a forever dog funny how that wurks owt!!! ok bye

  2. I made the Nice Cream. Tasty, but it set like a rock. So I melted it, added more PB, increased the almond milk to 1C, and added a secret ingredient to reduce the size of the ice crystals, Then poured it into our ice cream maker. Came out perfectly! And it’s incredibly good on top of steel-cut oatmeal.

    • Oh, interesting. I guess I don’t freeze it for very long. I usually put mine in the freezer for 15 minutes or so and then devour it 🙂
      Glad it worked out for you after you tweaked the recipe 👍

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