Healthy Ice Cream

have you tried a healthy creamy ice cream that is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, 100% vegan and is made with just ONE super healthy ingredient…

The magic ingredient ……banana.

Bananas have many health benefits including lowering the risk of strokes, kidney stones, improving blood sugar levels, preserving memory and boosting mood.

Many of us have tasted simple frozen bananas as a healthy cooling treat in the summer. But this goes one step further.

When you think of blending a frozen banana , you perhaps assume it would be icy of flaky. But the small amount of fat in a banana helps turn it into a rich and creamy ice cream.
It is a great way to use up bananas that are getting over-ripe – store them in the freezer for a few days until you are ready to use them.

Have a go at this low calorie healthy and delicious guilt free treat.

• Peel your bananas first.
• Cut them into small pieces.
• Freeze for just 1-2 hours on a plate.
• Blend, blend, blend – scraping down the bowl when they stick.
• Enjoy the magic moment when they turn into ice cream!

Here are a couple of other suggestions for tasty variations:

Hazlenut Chocolate Spread and Banana Ice Cream
2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
4 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread
Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in Nutella, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Ice Cream
2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 or 4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons raw organic honey
Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in peanut butter and honey, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream
2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground cinnamon
Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Dark Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in cocoa powder, cream, and vanilla. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Strawberries & Cream Banana Ice Cream
2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
1/2 cup roughly chopped frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons cream
Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in strawberries and cream until smooth, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

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