Thursday, January 29, 2015

Four Ingredient {Healthy} IceCream

Did you know that you can make delicious icecream - using no sugar, cream or any chemicals and additives that are found in most store bought icecreams?  Bananas are the base for this yummy creation.  Bananas are great for you - helps promote good digestion, promotes high nutrient absorption, great source of potassium - the list goes on and on.... 

So here's what you do - and even my husband loves this stuff - so get on it! 
Let some bananas get pretty ripe.  Ripe bananas are better for you anyway, meaning they have more nutrients in them (though if I'm just going to eat a banana I prefer them to be almost green).
Peel those bananas - put them in a freezer safe bag - and freeze them! 

When you are ready, take 1-2 bananas out (per person who will be indulging), slice them up and throw them in the blender..... 
Add about 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk, or whatever milk you like).... 
I also usually add protein powder (vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter all go well with banana) - 1-2 scoops
I also love adding 2-3 tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter.  

Now you can add other things instead of PB2 - 
cocoa powder
chocolate chips
real peanut or almond butter - or I think something like Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut butter would be delish!
Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
coconut extract/coconut

Combine in blender until smooth.

You can eat this now - it will be like soft-serve - or freeze for harder icecream.

You can top with yummy things too -
Chocolate chips
sugar free chocolate syrup or caramel
coconut flakes
Shaved chocolate
fresh fruit

There are plenty of combinations to try.  Trust me - even picky eaters will love this - kids and husbands included!