Summer is almost here! As the weather begins warming up, it gets harder to resist an enticing and refreshing scoop of your favorite ice cream. Lucky for you, there's a healthy alternative! Take a pass on the excess fat and sugar in conventional ice cream and satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious, easy-to-make frozen treats.
All you need to make your own healthy, homemade ice cream flavors are 2 ingredients. Yes, you read that right - only 2 ingredients! Start by slicing and freezing one ripe banana. Using a banana as the base provides natural sweetness to curb your cravings, while also providing a healthy dose of fiber, potassium, and Vitamin B6.
The second ingredient is completely up to you! You can add fruit, nuts, dark chocolate, or herbs and spices to create your perfect flavor. Blend it all together and enjoy immediately as soft serve. You can also freeze for at least 1 hour to make firmer ice cream.
Strawberry Ice Cream: 1 banana + 1/2 cup strawberries
129 calories - 0 g fat - 33 g carbs - 2 g protein
Chocolate Ice Cream: 1 banana + 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
125 calories - 1 g fat - 29 g carbs - 2 g protein
Peanut Butter Ice Cream: 1 banana + 1 tbsp peanut butter
200 calories - 8 g fat - 31 g carbohydrates - 6 g protein
Did we miss your favorite ice cream flavor? Get creative and make your own. The possibilities are endless! Here are some more ideas to help get you started.
Coffee: 1 banana + 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
Green Tea: 1 banana + 1 tsp green tea powder
Mixed Berry: 1 banana + 1/2 cup mixed berries
Mint Chocolate Chip: 1 banana + 1 tbsp fresh mint + 1 tbsp dark chocolate
What flavor will you try?
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