Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Banana Ice Cream: A Simple Healthier One Ingredient Dessert Alternative
Doesn't that look scrumptious?!!! We still get to have sundaes while eating healthy! How cool is that? As cool as these bananas baby! One ingredient ice cream! No dairy! No fat! No mystery chemicals! No added sugar. Natural sweetness is better. Just use frozen banana and your choice of toppings for your ice cream sundae! Perhaps you will add fresh fruit, berries, nuts, organic chocolate sauce, honey, maple syrup, or balsamic reduction glaze for your toppings. You make the call. The once a week banana sundae treat Rocks!
Most of us have bananas around for our green smoothies anyway. So when the bananas start going too dark and soft it's time to slice and dice. Be sure to peel the banana first! I confess the first time I did this last year I actually left the peel on! You cannot get it off when it is frozen! Too funny! Such a dork!
Get in the habit of having frozen banana slices ready to put in your smoothies, or to make ice cream anytime! When bananas start to get over ripe they are at their sweetest. That is the perfect time to add them to your banana bag in the freezer. The next day your bananas are ready to use. When organic bananas go on special at the store take advantage, and stock up for your freezer supply! Since bananas have a thick peel you could buy conventional to save money. They are #35 on the EWG pesticides produce list. We prefer to buy organic and avoid the nastiness of the chemical companies.
Conventional strawberries are number two (#2) on the dirty dozen list. We topped our dessert with organic blueberries. Did you know that domestic conventional blueberries (#13) have more pesticides than imported conventional blueberries (#22)? I recommend that you buy organic and avoid the dozens of pesticides each fruit has anyway. The truth is yukky.
Back to our dreamy ice cream sundae... We just grab some of those frozen banana chunks and go for it! You can also let the frozen banana pieces sit a few minutes and then mash with a fork and stir into a chunky creamy consistency. Other people like to blend their frozen bananas into a soft serve ice cream. I am lazy and do not want to be cleaning up a blender, when I can immediately be eating a sundae! Cravings are like that! So you do what turns you on! Dripping organic chocolate sauce still works for me! Yeah! Plus walnuts! Got to have me some crunchy walnuts. Who doesn't like a sundae you can feel great about?!!! Enjoy the decadence!