I am not immune to the need for sweets. I, like all my friends, family members and clients, feel like I need a little something sweet after dinner. My mom would say she likes a little something sweet after every meal, but that’s another story. So my clients and I talk often about ways to please your sweet tooth more healthfully. Because it’s not about NEVER eating sugar. That kind of “diet” WILL NOT LAST. And I’m all about teaching people to eat healthfully in a way that they can continue with FOREVER. It’s about MINIMIZING sugar, but still allowing yourself to enjoy it in small amounts.
So here is the perfect little after dinner sweet that will not leave you feeling tired and sluggish, will not sabotage a week’s worth of good eating and will not bother your stomach later in the evening. And the best part is it uses up all of those too-ripe bananas that often go to waste too quickly.
Banana N’ice Cream is absolutely delicious, easy to make and perfectly satisfies the need for sweet. I’ve even decided that I like it better than traditional ice cream because I feel so much better after eating it than I do after a scoop of Graeter’s. Call me crazy–I actually kind of am anyways.
Start taking those too-ripe bananas, breaking them up into pieces and storing them in the freezer. Then when you’ve got a bunch, try this delicious, healthy dessert that tastes just like ice cream minus the guilt!
Banana N'ice Cream
Dairy-free, guilt-free and totally delicious
- 1 1/2 cups frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 5 tbsp unsweetened plain almond milk
- 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips plus a few to sprinkle on top when it's done!
Place all ingredients in the blender.
Blend and puree until you get the consistency of ice cream. This may take a little time and you may need to stir the ingredients a few times and move them around to push them into the blades of the blender. Keep doing it and don't give up.
Serve in two bowls with a few extra chocolate chips sprinkled on top.
You can mix in all kinds of things to make other varieties:
-any kind of frozen fruit