I think one of some of the silver linings of all the time we’ve spent at home in 2020 is quality time in the kitchen!
I enjoy making healthy food for my family and hopefully some of you have also found a renewed interest in cooking and preparing your own food.
I think one of the greatest thieves of our health today is convenient and packaged food. There are a lot of “naughties” in packaged food that really should not even be considered food. I believe this is a big reason why disease is so rampant in the US and why so many are reliant on pharma drugs to survive today.
Good and thoughtful food is a tangible way to love someone and also a great way to bring vibrant health.
My book Body and Soul includes many delicious, nutritious recipes and I want to pass on one of them to you today… Banana “Ice Cream”. This is a fun recipe that will satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthy way. Enjoy!
Banana “Ice Cream”
Some might call it a Banana Frosty. Either way, this dessert is sweet, creamy, and the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. You might never go for the real stuff again – well, maybe.
- 4 frozen bananas (chopped into chunks)
- 1/2 cup of frozen coconut milk (1/4 cup Non-frozen coconut milk can be used as well!)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract*
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt*
*These aren’t necessary, but make it extra yummy! That’s how we like it!
- Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice (to desired taste)
- 1/2 cup of your favorite frozen fruit (mango, peaches, strawberries, cherries…)
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder or Dark Chocolate
- 1 tbsp Nut butter
- Cacao Nibs
- Chocolate Chips/Fudge
- Sliced almonds / chopped nuts
- Shredded organic coconut
- Dried fruit chunks (Goji berries, etc)
…You can add basically anything you like!
PREP AHEAD OF TIME:
Freeze bananas and coconut milk the day before making ice cream (we usually keep a bag of frozen bananas and frozen coconut milk in the freezer to have for whenever). Tip: Use ice cube tray for the coconut milk
- Add ingredients to your blender and use a stir stick to help it out while blending. A food processor could instead.
- Note: If your blender struggles with frozen foods, you can add a splash of non-dairy milk to help it out.
- Scoop into a bowl and top with your favorite goodies!
Mmmmmm-Mmmmmmm. I hope you enjoy!
p.s. In the Optimize Health course in my Unstoppable Life program, I talk with Dustin Dillberg about nutritional health as one of the four vectors of health. It is amazing how small intentional changes in your diet can help you become more of a “qualitarian” and practice great self-care by filling your body with quality foods (that can still satisfy that sweet tooth).
Come join us in the course where we aim to equip you with big visions and small doable steps to living your own awesome Unstoppable life!