Orange Banana Date Nut Cream Cold Dessert Recipe

Sample recipe from Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier

Orange Banana Date Nut Cream Cold Dessert Recipe

Orange Banana Date Nut Cream Cold Dessert: Easy to make, nutritious, raw vegan, gluten free - plus super delicious and kid friendly.

Sample recipe from Thrive Energy Cookbook: A nutrient-loaded twist on a classic flavor combination, this dessert has become a go-to-favorite of author Brendan Brazier.

My grandkids LOVED this recipe! I can see how it could become a go-to dessert. I can't help playing with my food, so I tweaked the recipe in various ways. It was still mui delicioso!

Total prep time: 8 min

4 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 149 g: 219 calories, 41g carbohydrate, 7g fat, 3mg sodium, 4g dietary fiber, 4g protein, 24g sugars, low Cholesterol, good source Vit C, B6, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load: 16


  • 4 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 large Medjool date, pitted and soaked
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped cashews
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut nectar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) chopped cashews
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  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the chopped cashews
  2. Process until smooth
  3. Stir in the chopped cashews
  4. Serve immediately or freeze in an airtight container

Recipe Tips:

If like me, you have an ancient, low power food processor, you can make this recipe in an Ordinary Blender. I had to add more orange juice to make it work, and that was fine.

Since I wasn't sure if my blender would puree chopped cashews, I soaked them first. You could also grind dry cashews to powder in a spice grinder.

I used agave syrup instead of coconut nectar, adding an extra Tbsp. I also added another date. I skipped the vanilla bean and added extra vanilla instead. I also used toasted salted chopped cashews and sprinkled them on top with a bit of extra orange zest.

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