3 Ballerina Approved Sweet Treats

For the record, YES, ballerinas eat food!

In fact, listed below are 3 favorite desserts (and their recipes) from yours truly and two other dancers at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet!

  1. Avocado Brownies made by Emelia Moorman

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INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup pureed or well-mashed avocado
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup cane sugar (or granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups vegan dark or semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square pan or use baking paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pureed avocado and olive oil until smooth. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and water. Stir until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Pour into the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly throughout the pan. Sprinkle with an additional 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean (there may be some melted chocolate chips in there).  If you overbake, the brownies will have a cake-like texture.

Remove and let the brownies sit out for at least 20 minutes before serving. Cut and serve, or cover and store for up to 3 days.


2. Banana Ice Cream made by Bailee Cudmore

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup frozen almond milk mixed with 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice, vanilla extract, and salt. Put in Tupperware and freeze.

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup or more of additional frozen fruit of desire

Generous handful of spinach or greens

1 spoonful nut butter of choice* (I used creamy almond butter)

1 scoop protein powder* (I used Garden of Life RAW plant protein)

1/4 cup oat flour (grind 1/4 cup oats into flour in food processor before

DIRECTIONS:

To get frozen almond milk mixture out of Tupperware, run over some warm water and just pop it out. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until thick! It is like soft serve ice cream….I am telling you. You will never make a smoothie the same again! The key is the frozen almond milk!

Feel free to experiment with different ingredients in it!


3. Creamy peanut butter made by me!

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INGREDIENTS:

1 jar of peanut butter

1 spoon

DIRECTIONS: 

Eat it!


Happy baking and eating! 

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