Frozen Cheesefake Bites

“I was told these were cheesecake.”

This is my boyfriend’s reaction to my attempt to trick him into thinking frozen banana and sunflower butter is a dessert.

“No, cheese-fake,” I said. “Emphasis on fake.” He shot me a skeptical look of total disapproval and then ate three more. I win.

In all honesty, these are kind of the furthest thing from cheesecake. In fact, they’re just pureed frozen banana mixed with flavorings of choice and topped with chocolate (or not if your boyfriend is allergic, WHICH IS THE WORST). But don’t they look good?

They totally are good.

My boyfriend’s name is Adam. He’s a yoga teacher too. And a vegetarian. And has curly hair. Somehow we always have on the same color shirt when we go to yoga together. This is just getting weird… Anyway, despite those apparent similarities we are actually kind of an unlikely pair. For example, he’s a classically trained musician and I know all the words to all the Justin Bieber songs. Our most recent trips were India for him and LA for me. He has two dogs. I have two cats. You follow?

But I like to think it’s meant to be anyway mostly because on one of our first dates he “accidentally” fed me a MF lamb meatball (that he swears he thought was a falafel) and I continued speaking to him afterwards.

Dating a fellow yoga teacher is all the awesome you would expect it to be plus I keep a running list of all the ridiculous things he says that are all yoga teacher-y + boyfriend-y. Really. I have a special “Shit Adam Says” notepad on my phone full of them, see?

  • Get outta here I have to meditate.
  • I’m gonna make you watch me Neti pot.
  • You only live… several times. Reincarnation joke!
  • Don’t give me this Justin Bieber shit. I need some BEATS. (HAHAHA)
  • Let’s make chai and watch Batman!

You get the idea. He’s super grounded and with it and I am out of control at all times. Evidence:

I am the blue speech bubbles obviously.

He is hilarious but is also a lot of fun to make fun of, too, because it’s just so easy.

“Katie, I am long past the point of feeling like, oh it’s Friday night so I have to do something cool. I am too old to give a shit. Being in sweatpants by 6pm on a Friday night feels good.”


Anyway. He’s wonderful and makes me better and calls me on my shit and won’t let me take no for an answer. Unless it’s asking him to get out of his sweatpants on a Friday night. Or asking him if the cheesefake bites taste like real cheesecake.

Frozen Cheesefake Bites
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Serves: 12

This “recipe” is not set in stone. You could add different nut butters, puree frozen berries into the banana (think strawberry cheese-fake) or top with melted white chocolate. If you aren’t already keeping frozen bananas on hand, you need to. Just peel bananas, place in a ziploc bag or tupperware and freeze. 1.5 bananas will get you about 12 mini candy cup-sized cheesefakes.
  • 1.5 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy creamer (or nondairy milk)
  • sunflower butter
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • coconut (optional)

  1. Puree bananas, coconut oil (optional) and creamer (or milk) until smooth
  2. Melt chocolate chips. If it isn’t creamy and smooth you can add a little milk to thin it out.
  3. Spoon banana puree into mini candy cups, top with sunflower butter and then pour chocolate over to cover
  4. Garnish with shaved coconut
  5. Freeze for at least one hour. Allow to thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating

They are excellent with a shot of espresso. No matter what your boyfriend says.

Also look how much he loves cats:

14 thoughts on “Frozen Cheesefake Bites

  1. Yum! Even though it’s 4 degrees here in the mornings (CO mountains) I’m on a frozen banana breakfast kick. I love making banana soft serve and adding nut butter + Sunwarrior then topping with berries, coconut and sliced almonds. These little treats sound like the perfect after-dinner sweet bite.

  2. Oh I remember him from the Y2 video you posted. Does this mean there will be more desserts? Cooking for boys always means baking, because then I know I won’t eat them all.

  3. He’s cuuuute! Like a yogi version of Bon Iver.
    Glad to hear that you’re enjoying your new relationship! Matching outfits and all.

  4. Um, so I’m currently ROFL (<–I hate being the kind of person that uses this) at this hilariousness:
    "But I like to think it’s meant to be anyway mostly because on one of our first dates he “accidentally” fed me a MF lamb meatball (that he swears he thought was a falafel) and I continued speaking to him afterwards."

    What's really funny is that I was sitting here like "What is a MF meatball? Is it different from a regular meatball? Does it stand for milk-free?" LOL. And then I realized what it meant. :D I have to say- if my fiance had fed me meat on our first date, I would have thought it was funny but I'd never trust him to feed me food again! Maybe this is why I cook all of our meals :)

    My fiance didn't pay for our first date like I expected him to, so I thought he didn't like me and thus we stayed friends for the next year or so. So..first dates can pretty much alter your entire life, obviously

    PS. I'm sorry you were fed a MF lamb meatball!

  5. good for you. and when i type that i mean it in all the ways that you can bounce the emphasis around the words. although there was one that sounded asshole-ish. obviously not THAT one. seems grounding, which is good for your chaos.

  6. Oh, goody! I don’t know either of you, obviously. but just from you mentioning him in the past, and his website (I also clicked on the link like a creeper–sorry) you seem good together.

  7. Yes!!! (Just now seeing this, obviously.) Based on a few other mentions/hints, I was SO hoping that it was Adam! Not that I know him, obviously, but it just seemed…right. (happy dance!)

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