We all want to look and feel our best, especially in the summer months. We can slather on the fake tan and get those little tops and shorts out, yes at 53 I am still (attempting) to rock my 23 year old self, and get our bodies out there soaking up those life giving, feel good rays and vital vitamin D.
There are fabulous healthy summer salads everywhere, and long cool drinks, that if we chose wisely – and I don’t mean that ice cold Rose every day – that help us on our way to looking and feeling amazing (Obviously I think one of the best ways to that end is for you to join my 6 Week Youtrition Group Program on my website. Just saying…..)
However, healthy eating does not have to mean no sweet treats. Even though we know they really need to be small and occasional, the word “treat” is the clue and treat does not mean every day. Still, most of us would feel that is a little cruel. We want to enjoy our ice creams with the kids, or just by ourselves, but the shop bought ones, even the creamiest ones labelled “healthy” are packed with sugar and fat.
Have no fear though, I have the perfect answer and only one ingredient! Banana ice creams! You don’t even have to like the taste of bananas, with the toppings you don’t even need to taste them. They are amazingly versatile, packed with nutrients, no saturated fat, loads of fibre to fill you up and I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t enjoyed my ice creams. This recipe is taken from my 6 Weeks to Looking & Feeling Amazing Program and is the easiest ever recipe.
Banana Ice Cream
Banana ice cream is a fabulous, fat free alternative and one of my fav desserts. So quick and easy to make and so many variations
2 x chopped bananas, frozen – that’s it!
Add frozen bananas to food processor/blender and blend for 3 minutes. Keep stopping to scrape from the sides into the mixture.
Place in bowl and your done! Either eat immediately or return to freezer for a firmer ice cream.
Mix it Up, try
3 x chopped strawberries
1 x tsp honey
1 x tsp honey & 1x tsp pistachio nuts
1 x tbsp. caco powder
1 x tbsp caco & ¼ tsp peppermint essence (mint choc ice cream)
1 x tsp cinnamon
Small chunks of any fruit you like!
Serves 2, Cals 65, Carbs 13.6g, Protein 0.9g, Fat 0.2g
Give it a go, add some of your fav fruit and let me know how it goes!