This recipe is a combination of this cheesecake I made a while back + an insatiable craving I’ve been having lately for some banana cream pie.
It is not at all what I remember my mother’s banana cream pie to taste like (I’m pretty sure she included shredded coconut and jello pudding in her version), but it certainly hit the spot. With cashew cream, walnuts, bananas and almonds… it has all the fixins for a proper pie.
Did I mention it practically makes itself?
Okay, it definitely gets a little help from a food processor. Still, it is very easy to make if you have one of those aforementioned fancy gadgets, and a little extra time to spare.
Today marks the one year birthday of Manifest Vegan!
I can’t even explain how fun and rewarding this past year has been. You guys are the best, seriously!
I have over 1000 subscribers to my feed already… thank all you so much! I look forward to many more years and many more recipes. But for now, I’ll spare you anymore of this mushy talk and get straight to the presents!
The classic combo of peaches and cream makes for a wonderful treat any time of day. I slipped some strawberries in there too.. because they also go stunningly with cream.
But, more importantly than any ol’ smoothie- I want to send out a virtual hug and high fives to all of my readers! Manifest Vegan was chosen as one of the Top 10 veg blogs in VegNews’ latest issue (July-August)!!
Without all of you checking out my recipes every week, this never would have been possible. Ever. I am flattered and overjoyed ♥
Hooray for you fantastic readers, and Hooray for the other vegan blogs who were mentioned! It is truly outstanding to be listed with such wonderful blogs!!
Congratulations all around!
Now, back to the smoothie:
Okay, this pie does not actually contain ice cream. But, when the creamy mousse and cashew cream layers are frozen, they sure could pass for ice cream. It is rich with flavor and kind of indulgent as far as ingredients go. But, Valentine’s day is coming up, right? So why not splurge on yourself… or a loved one. This dreamy treat is full of chocolate, dates, almond flour, cashews… and there’s some tofu in there too.
The freezing process is a little time consuming, but the prep couldn’t be easier. It mainly involves using a just food processor and a spatula. The three layers frozen together sort of resemble an “ice-cream cake” in taste and texture. Yet, unlike a certain non-vegan name brand ice cream cake that I used to go crazy over- this one’s full of good stuff. So, refusing a second slice seems almost silly. :)