Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”

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Trying to stay in bikini baring shape this summer while fending off every urge to indulge in a refreshing scoop of ice cream? Today’s  dessert recipe might just be the magic answer you’ve been searching for 🙂

This healthy and delicious (and completely #dairy, #soy and #gluten free) alternative to the traditional after dinner summer dessert will fill you up (with nutrients) and cool you down!  You may not find this scrumptious treat in a moving truck that plays music, but I promise the whole family will enjoy eating and making this low fat, high nutrient alternative.

In addition to a blender here is what you will need per serving (1-2 servings per person)  image

1 frozen banana

1 Tbsp all natural cocoa powder (adjust according to choloholicness)

Yes you read correctly, only two ingredients in this one!
Prep:

Although there are a mere two ingredients in this recipe a wee bit of prep is needed before turning them into a chocolaty treat.

The night before making, peel the bananas, cut into four

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or so small pieces each, and place in zip lock baggies in the freezer. This will allow sufficient time to harden and

provide accurate portion size. *Note peel the bananas before freezing otherwise the peel will not come off and it is a huge mess, take it from me

Game Time:

  • Place the contents of one frozen banana in your blender/magic bullet/food processor.
  • Add about 1 tbsp or so of cocoa powder
  • Blend together until you get an ice cream like texture. If you are using the magic bullet like me, use the shake technique. Do not use a “liquefy” setting as this will lose the desirable fluffy texture.

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 If you’re more of a vanilla person, substitute the cocoa powder for a tsp of vanilla extract. You can also add toppings like berries, chocolate chips, coconut shavings, etc for added flavor and pizzaz!

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Enjoy!

 

*A co-worker of mine gave me the idea for this recipe

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