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A ‘RAWSOME’ choc-chip banana ice-cream recipe + a GIVEAWAY!

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Make no mistake about it, I am chocolate MAD. In fact I will confess to something naughty (knowing too that I have never sworn to purity!). Chocolate is the one area where I have been known to conveniently ‘forget’ my anti sugar stance and partake in a little 85% + dark chocolate (a little? come on Amy, a little honestly wouldn’t go astray ;-)). So it was with absolute pleasure (in all senses of the word) that I discovered this beautiful range of dark chocolate, containing no refined sugar or any hidden nasties. Rawsome is gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free, low GI (glycaemia index) and organic. This chocolate is rich, delicious AND healthy and is hand made with love in Bondi, one of Australia’s favourite beachside locations.

Who wouldn’t love one (or all) of these gorgeous flavours : cruisy coco, groovy ginger, mighty mint and coffee crunch. I challenge you to choose a favourite, the jury is well and truly still out over here! Here’s another little ‘sweetener’ (pun excused): Rawsome currently donates 10% of all sales to Sea Shepherd Australia and PETA (5% each). The packaging is made with 100% post consumer paper and they have actively supported a myriad of community events and campaigns, helping to promote: Mindful in May, Awake Sydney, TEDXSydney, HUB Sydney, UNAA’s (United Nations Association of Australia) World Refugee Day event, Vivid Festival Sydney and The Conscious Club in Sydney and Melbourne. Rawsome will also be supporting a Nourish Melbourne event and a Sydney based organisation called ‘Humanity in Business’, in the coming months.

All the more reasons to love these guys. For further information you can visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

Ok, let’s get to the recipe shall we? (Don’t blink or you’ll miss it).

RAWSOME choc-chip banana icecream
This recipe serves 2-3 small serves (it’s pretty rich).
Banana icecream is a taste sensation – seriously. Test it on those who don’t know what’s in their bowl and they’ll believe it’s dairy. It blends up into a soft serve consistency. It is easiest to make this with a high powered blender however a less powerful blender will still work, you just need a bit of patience. It’s also best to only make enough for the moment, it doesn’t freeze well.

2 large frozen bananas
1x 50gram block of RAWSOME chocolate, flavour of choice, broken into its little segments

Throw bananas into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy – not too long otherwise the heat of the blender will melt the ‘ice cream’. Push the mixture down onto the blades if you need to. If you are using a thermomix, put it on reverse and add your chocolate. Pulse until just combined. If you do not have a thermomix pop the chocolate into the blender and blend just long enough so that the chocolate has combined but so that you still have choc-chip pieces. And that my friends, is that!

GIVEAWAY!
Rawsome Foods are giving away EIGHT blocks of chocolate to a lucky THI subscriber. To be in the winning, simply tell us why you’d like to win this chocolate in 20 words or less, on this post. You must be a THI subscriber AND live in Australia. The winner will be selected post 4pm on Thursday 5th September.

80 Comments Post a comment
  1. To try some Rawesome would be really AWESOME ! 😛

    September 3, 2013
  2. I’d love this RAWSOME chocolate as I want to teach my unborn child how amazing it is!! 🙂

    September 3, 2013
  3. kirsten #

    I’m a chocolate addict and to be able to enjoy sugar free and eco friendly chocolate would be wonderful.

    September 3, 2013
  4. Jaysherrie #

    R eal
    A wsome
    W holesome
    S mooth
    O rganic
    M elt in your mouth
    E xcuisite = Rawsome chocolate which I would love to win

    September 3, 2013
    • Congratulations Jaysherrie, you are the winner of RAWSOME comp, with your very creative entry! Well done! Thanks too for everyone else for entering, there were some crackers. I hope you manage to taste some RAWSOME in time. Thanks for your input 🙂

      September 5, 2013
      • Jaysherrie Harper #

        Thank you so much Amy I cannot wait to receive my RAWSOME prize. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. And thanks to RAWSOME!! Well done to everyone else who entered as well. 🙂

        September 6, 2013
  5. Gail #

    Love raw chocolate, tried making my own, but its not as good as when someone else makes it for you!

    September 3, 2013
  6. Taylor #

    Because active, balanced living is what I love most, and a healthy

    September 3, 2013
  7. Simply to help de-stress after a super long day of school and too share some yummy, healthy chocolate with my lovely mama 🙂

    September 3, 2013
  8. Simply to help me de-stress after a super long day of school and to share a lovely experience with my precious mama!!

    September 3, 2013
  9. Mim #

    ……… I can’t summarise how much I love handmade/love-filled chocolate……. nup…. still can’t.

    September 3, 2013
  10. Tully #

    I have committed to keep away from refined sugar but am so missing chocolate. This sounds amazing, I would love to try it. Thanks.

    September 3, 2013
  11. Annie #

    Usually make my own wholefood chocolate, but being dietetics uni student I struggle to find the time, would love this! ❤

    September 3, 2013
  12. Mid #

    Living 350km SW of Alice Springs, it’s hard to find healthy, wholesome, sustainable, GF and DF chocolate…and a yummy way to support sea shepherd:)

    September 3, 2013
  13. Shaye #

    I am ready for a dangerous adventure of self-discovery; ready for love, light, happiness and Rawesome chocolate to guide me to find my purest self. X

    September 3, 2013
  14. Katie #

    Because Rawsome makes raw food Awesome!

    September 3, 2013
  15. Caitlin Grace #

    Because when it comes to Chocolate I REALLY need to start chasing that Quality over Quantity Balance…*Guilty Face* *Hides Wrapper*

    September 3, 2013
  16. SarahH #

    My eyes are dreaming, my lips are salivating, my hands are clapping for this pure mindful product from our shores.

    September 3, 2013
  17. I’m vegan and I love chocolate. Haven’t tried this brand yet. Would like to 🙂

    September 3, 2013
  18. Shannon #

    I’ve been looking for a more natural brand of chocolate, without all the unreadable ingredients. Would love to try this one – especially coffee crunch!

    September 3, 2013
  19. My taste buds have been sulking as they say I don’t endulge them anymore. This will show them the love!

    September 4, 2013
  20. Who needs 20 words?! It’s CHOCOLATE? Need you ask?

    September 4, 2013
  21. Ashleigh Dickinson #

    I would love to win a block of RAWSOME chocolate to make the above recipe in this beautiful Melbourne weather!

    September 4, 2013
  22. Nicole Young #

    groovy ginger..rawsome yum! I can taste the linger!
    this ice cream oops.. in dips my finger..

    September 4, 2013
    • And you Nicole, were the runner up. Loved this! Sorry there isn’t a second prize!

      September 5, 2013
  23. AmberB #

    I’m currently becoming more healthy to be a better role model for my niece. I’d love another healthy food option.

    September 4, 2013
  24. The Healthy Vegie #

    Dark chocolate and ice cream are my aphrodisiac!

    September 4, 2013
  25. chrissy #

    Due to health issues I have had to cut out a number of my old favourites (sugar and chocolate being part of the goodbye list), and as a pastry chef it was quite a hard thing to do. I would love to try and find a new alternative to start creating some sugar free, natural treats.

    September 5, 2013
  26. Coby #

    Chocolate is a weakness and as this wholefoods/ sugar free path is new to us, any help to find the ‘light’ or dark in this case would be wonderful!!

    September 5, 2013
  27. Good post. Any flavor would seem irresistible when we speak of ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

    November 5, 2013

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