Healthy Summertime Ice Cream

Healthy Summertime Ice Cream

Happy summer, everyone! Well, almost anyways. I live in Canada near Toronto, where it’s freezing cold pretty much eight months of the year. This February was the coldest on record! What’s up with that? It was honestly so bitterly cold that all I wanted to do was go to work and come straight home. It made even simple things, like grocery shopping, a dreaded excursion. Do any of you live somewhere that gets cold like this? It’s awful. As such, when it finally gets warm out we go outside and enjoy the weather as much as we can while it lasts.

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My favourite summertime snack is ice cream. There’s nothing better than ice cream on a hot day. The only thing is, ice cream isn’t all that healthy. Sorry to break it to you. That’s where this recipe comes in. And, better yet, this recipe is super easy. Hardly any work at all. So you can get to your ice cream faster than ever.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll buy a bunch of bananas, eat most of them and then there will be one or two left that are starting to turn brown. You can only eat so many bananas, am I right? If you didn’t already know, bananas are excellent for freezing. As I write this, I have 5 bananas in my freezer. They are perfect for banana bread or muffins (check out my recipe for Healthy Banana Muffins with Maple Syrup Drizzle here) and they are just what you need for this recipe. When freezing bananas, you don’t need to peel them first, just pop the whole thing into the freezer.

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Without further ado, here’s the recipe you’ve all been waiting for (I told you it was easy).

Ingredients 

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled. You might have to give it about five to ten minutes for it to defrost enough for you to peel it.
  • 4-5 strawberries depending on the size.
  • Toppings of choice (I used some graham cracker crumbs and Skor bits)

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Directions 

  1. Put your strawberry and peeled frozen bananas in a blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Add toppings if you so desire.
  4. Eat.

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So freaking easy! And guilt free! How lovely is that? You can add some honey if you like it sweeter and a little milk if you would like it a little creamier. Experiment with it and let me know how it turns out.

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