It's warming up and family trips to the ice cream spot are always on the agenda for a good time. While it is great and innocent for the kids, it is not so great and innocent for mom and dad. That delicious creaminess is full of sugar and will wake up the sugar monster inside of you. I had mentioned in a previous post - sugar is highly addictive. It is like a legalized drug. It is hard to stay away from it once you have had some. Once you regain your control over sugar, the key is to enjoy treats that are low in sugar but still very satisfying (my favorite is my black bean brownies.
I am going to share with you a 2 ingredient healthy ice cream recipe. With a bit of planning and patience, you can have a healthy ice cream go to option and your waistline will thank you. This recipe is for banana peanut butter ice cream. You can skip the peanut butter and give it a berry flavor or put in some chocolate protein powder for chocolate. OR just do a plain banana ice cream. All you need are ripe bananas and a food processor or high powered blender.
TWO-INGREDIENT BANANA PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM
yield: SERVES 4
4 large very ripe bananas
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1. Peel bananas and slice into 1/2 inch discs. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a large plate or baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
2. Place the banana slices in a food processor or powerful blender. Puree banana slices, scraping down the bowl as needed. Puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the peanut butter and puree to combine. Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream consistency. If you prefer harder ice cream, place in the freezer for a few hours and then serve.
*Note-if you have a hard time creating a creamy consistency, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help puree the banana slices. Make sure you use a powerful food processor or blender!
Having a healthy ice cream is just that simple! Will you be giving it a try?
Khyrunnessa Rabbani - I am perfectly imperfect! Passionate believer if you love your body and yourself and the rest will fall into place.