Sunday, November 27, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Makes two servings

Why go to an ice cream shop when you can make your own healthy and all natural ice cream? With this simple recipe, you and your kids can enjoy homemade ice cream anytime. It makes a great snack, or a special treat! It is not only delicious, but is also loaded with fiber and omegas from the bananas and nut butter.






Ingredients:
2 frozen bananas, chopped
1½ T. natural creamy almond/peanut butter
1/4 cup almond or rice milk
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 grain-sweetened dark chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Put bananas, almond butter, and almond milk and vanilla in the blender.
2. Blend on low, stopping to stir occasionally.
3. Remove and top with chocolate chips, nuts or other ice cream toppings you enjoy!

Almond milk is a non-dairy milk substitute drink made from ground up almonds mixed with water.  Unlike regular milk, it contains no cholesterol or lactose and is sweet in taste. It has different nutritional elements as well, with hight quantities of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc and calcium. Almond milk is also low in fat and calories, at only 40 calories per eight ounce serving.

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits, especially for kids. Children love their  sweet flavor and texture. Bananas are high in potassium and contain moderate amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin B. Consumption of bananas has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers as well as regulate dopamine levels, which play a crucial role in mental and physical health.

5 comments:

  1. This ice cream was amazing. I used cashew butter and topped it with walnuts. so easy and healthy.

    Thanks,

    Your Blog is great
    Marsha

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  2. oh my goodness, that sounds amazing!!! i have two bananas i need to put in the freezer right now!!!!

    new follower from mbc,
    karen
    www.nakedmommydiaries.com

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  3. Wow this sounds so decadent--yet healthy. I am going to try it today after school.

    Whitney

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  4. I will be trying this tomorrow. I bought some bananas today as a result of this post.

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  5. Dawn-I love this! You have so many amazing and healthy recipes here. Thank you for submitting your slow cooker recipe. Unfortunately you missed the deadline, but I am excited to see all your awesome posts!!!

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