Mi Madre.

My mother is a great dancer.

Did I say great? Great …I mean’t unbelievable! Home girl definitely knows how to cut a rug on the dance floor.

So much so that I can’t even keep up with her!

It’s actually one of the qualities I admire most about my mom.

When she dances at parties, weddings, back yard barbecues, or even at home in the living room with the country music station blasting a two-stepping Brooks and Dunn song…she is in her element, she is free…if you will.

I think I get my love for dancing from her. I can sometimes be the most close-minded, fearful, anxious, creature of habit…butttttt put my dancing shoes on, and it’s like I’m an entirely different person.

I like this Chelsy who can be free, without a care in the world. It’s refreshing.

Dancing isn’t just how my mom and I have fun, it’s how we communicate…having a good time on the dance floor is us bonding.

She mostly teaches me the moves…woman knows everything from how to two step…to how to Dougie.

What can I say?

She’s my idol.

I mean, you have to give the woman credit for carrying me around for nine months…on top of going through a labor that lasted at least half a day.

Sorry about that.

My mom deserves that and so much more.

She also deserves dessert.

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Even if it’s a healthy dessert.

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Even if it’s a raw dessert.

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She won’t know the difference.

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On another note, I admire my mother for being able to hold her own when it comes to eating pie

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or a big, juicy Whataburger w/ a large fry and a large chocolate shake.

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If you don’t believe me

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feel free to come over any night of the week after she’s had at least 2 glasses of wine.

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You will be amazed.

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I can guarantee it.

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Now, my mom probably doesn’t remember this.

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Just how she doesn’t remember that we’ve seen Mona Lisa Smile about 182734382 times

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and still she claims to have never seen it…

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each time we watch it…again and again.

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I think she does it on purpose. 😉

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When I was younger, I was obsessed with Nilla Wafers.

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My mom always bought them for me and when she would make her chocolate delight,

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I would take two Nilla wafers and sandwich them together with a big dollop of Cool Whip.

Trust me on this one.

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Then I started getting super creative by sandwiching them together w/ peanut butter and banana.

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Then I would just 86 the banana and dive head first into a jar of peanut butter with a couple of Nilla’s.

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This pie is like my little homage to that Nilla/PB memory.

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Only, this pie gets all adult-like fancy with almond butter.

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I’m a crust girl.

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This pie is nothing w/out the crust.

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Super simple: almonds, vanilla, dates, coconut oil…BADA-BING!

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Buttttttt then, there is this creamy,

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banana almond butter filling

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that is to die for!!!

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A filling that is sooooo rich

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that it almost makes this crust girl…a filling girl.

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Almost. 😉

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Did I mention this thing is raw, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo?

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Ya, i’m finished.

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The

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End.

Almond Butter Banana Cream Pie
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
A creamy, delicious almond butter banana filling over a crunchy almond crust sweetened w/ dates. Gluten-free, raw, vegan, and paleo!
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 1 c. raw almonds
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ¼ t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T. melted coconut oil
  • For the filling:
  • 1 large, ripe banana
  • ½ c. unsalted, raw almond butter (I used my toasted coconut banana almond butter...see recipe index)
  • ⅓ c. pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ t. fine sea salt
  • extra banana slices, for garnish
Instructions
  1. For the crust, place all of the crust ingredients in a large food processor and pulse until a crumbly mixture forms.
  2. Press the crust evenly into 2 individual deep-dish casserole dishes or an ungreased dish of your choice. Set aside.
  3. For the filling, place all of the filling ingredients in a large food processor and process on high until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the filling evenly over the crust, using a spatula to smooth it out.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour or so or until set.
  6. Garnish with banana slices and serve at room temperature.

 

MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Cant wait to make it!

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