Healthy Banana Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! Ice cream is so yummy, but a big no-no for lots of people.  It could be because they have blood sugar issues, or gluten, lactose and digestive issues or maybe trying to avoid the fat and calories associated with it.  I’m not saying you need to totally never have ice cream again, but if you want to save calories and eat clean, this  might be for you.  I’m going to try it this weekend.

I saw this yesterday on the Today Show, while waiting at the dentist with my kids. The segment was on healthy snacks for kids.  And then today, while getting a pedicure (thanks to my hubby xo) I was thumbing through Health magazine and saw the recipe again! So I figured I was meant to try it and share it as well.

So here it goes:

Banana Ice Cream

1 ripe banana per person, sliced and frozen. (You can place slices on a cookie sheet to prevent them form sticking together while freezing)

A few TBS of low fat milk (dairy, soy, almond, rice)

Place the frozen banana slices in the blender or food processor, and pulse at first , then blend to get a creamy texture.  You can add a TBS of milk a little at a time to get a smoother consistency.

Once at the desired consistency, you can spoon into serving bowls and top with chopped walnuts, shaved dark chocolate, or cinnamon.  You may even want to try a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup if your bananas weren’t that ripe.

Another idea is to add a little PB2 (low fat natural powdered peanut butter) to your blender and make it extra yummy, or even add a little chocolate Shakeology to it (yummo)

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