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Friday, December 17, 2010

Frozen Banana Delight

As we enter the holiday season, filled with tempting treats loaded with fat and sugar, I thought I'd show you an easy alternative that might help curb your cravings for treats that don't fit a clean eating lifestyle. 

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Otherwise known as “one ingredient ice cream” or “banana ice cream,” this super easy treat is a cool, creamy alternative to ice cream.  It can be enjoyed in it’s simplest form – with just bananas, or with a few key additions to punch up the flavor. My favorite additions are peanut butter and cocoa powder!

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Frozen Banana Delight

1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (optional)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder (optional)

Slice banana into chunks and freeze in a single layer on a parchment lined plate or cookie sheet. Once frozen, place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until it is transformed into a creamy treat. You may need to intermittently stop the processor or blender to scrape down the ingredients.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I've made this multiple times as well. It's so tasty. I haven't tried the PB+cocoa combo so maybe I'll give that a shot.

Lindsay said...

I could eat this everyday, if only I didn't loathe cleaning my food processor!

Stephanie said...

I love making this! I add a little milk to the food processor for a creamier texture. I'm looking forward to the PB & cocoa add-ins!

Molly Jean said...

Ok so it doesn't look pretty, but I'm loving the idea! I will give this a whirl this weekend!!

Hope you're doing well :)

sheila @ Elements said...

That looks so good I might make it tonight. Don't blame me though if a add just a few chocolate chips! :)

Domestic Nerd said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I am going to put a banana in the freezer RIGHT NOW! :)