Creamy Healthy Banana Ice Cream
If you are looking for a healthy banana icecream that as close to nature as you can get with no added sugar then look no further, this recipe has 2 ingredients, both are natural and both come from plant based sources – BANANA and natural PEANUT BUTTER.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, which helps with cardiac and muscular contractions and relaxations. Research has shown they have a beneficial effect on reducing the risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease (1). They also contain a good source of dietary fibre to help to reduce cholesterol levels and balance out blood sugar levels. The peanut butter we use in this recipe is natural and has been blended without any added sugar or salt and leaves a nice oily coat to dish. Peanut butter contains good levels of monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for boost HDL cholesterol (happy cholesterol) and reducing the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes (2). They also contain protein, fibre and magnesium which helps with hundreds of different reactions in the body.
If you want to add more protein into this dish, you could mix with low fat milk or plain yogurt. This recipe also works well with a splash of vanilla extract or cinnamon to give it a different flavour. You can eat this recipe on its own or it would make a great addition to wholemeal waffles and pancakes and is a good switch in a healthier direction.
Recipe (4 scoops)
- 4-5 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsps of natural peanut butter
Peel the bananas and slice them into 1 inch chunks.
Place them on a plate and freeze for 3-4 hours.
Then add the bananas to a food processor and blend with the peanut butter until smooth.
- If needed add a splash of almond milk to smoothen even more.
- Then serve and freeze the rest for another day.
75g a serve contains 120 kcal.