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Luscious Banana Cream with Rose Petals Recipe

Luscious Banana Cream with Rose Petals Recipe

Have you taken time to savor a banana lately? If bananas were rare, we would probably covet them dearly for their rich, creamy flesh and sweet, perfumed flavor. In this wonderfully simple recipe for Banana Cream with Rose Petals, ripe bananas are propelled from fruit bowl staple into the luscious-dessert stratosphere.

Besides being so lovely to eat, bananas are whiz-bangers in the nutrition department. They are one of our best sources of potassium, a mineral that plays a vital role in healthy blood pressure and heart functions. They are high in soluble fiber and are a rich source of beneficial bacteria that aid in the absorption of calcium—who knew?!

INGREDIENTS
2 large ripe bananas
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup heavy cream
4 teaspoons rose petal jam (see note)

1. Mash the bananas with the honey until creamy.

2. In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the banana and mix well.

3. Chill and serve in four small dessert dishes, topping each portion with one teaspoon of rose petal jam.

Note: Rose petal jam can be purchased in ethnic or gourmet food stores, and you can also find it online. If you are unable to purchase it, you can substitute your favorite jam and garnish the dishes with a sprinkle of fresh (organic!) rose petals.

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Adapted from Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine by Harisi Johari (Healing Arts Press, 1994).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:39AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

yum

8:08AM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Tasty.

12:31AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

thanks for the info

1:44AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Thank you

4:36PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Yummy

12:09PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:21PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

1:18AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

4:04PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Sounds wonderful

9:08AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Sounds wonderful.

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