Banana And Almond Butter Ice Cream

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Ice cream – as everyone knows – is one of the most awesome things in the known universe. However let’s be honest: “Normal” ice cream is not the healthiest thing in the universe. In fact, health-wise, it’s a big fail. In addition to outrageous amounts of sugar (one of the worst things you can eat) and cow’s milk (not even digestible by humans, according to some), you might find all manner of other colorings, flavoring additives and other weird stuff that is neither ice nor cream. So, ice cream is both good and evil simultaneously and obviously, this is a conundrum that really needs to be solved. Urgently. 😉

Fortunately, some clever folks have figured it out! You can make your own super-delicious AND healthy ice cream using only frozen bananas and almonds! And we’ve found a great recipe for you, with the link at the end of this page. This recipe is sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, additive free, paleo and vegan!

Here Is How It Is Made: (so simple!)

The “base” ingredient is frozen bananas. For this version we will use raw almonds – however you could use other nuts or seeds according to your preference!

Step 1: Put raw almonds into food processor / blender and blend until creamy-smooth.

Step 2: Take out most of the nut butter but leave some in.

Step 3: Put in your frozen bananas. Pulse! Blend until creamy and smooth.

Step 4: Taste to see if it needs more almond butter. 🙂

Step 5: Add in some more of the almond butter if needed, plus any optional fun ingredients / flavours! 🙂 (see below for ideas)

OPTIONAL YUMMY EXTRAS / IDEAS:

I think it’s important to jazz up your healthy paleo ice cream and make some alternative flavors. 😉 No problem – because you can use the frozen banana as a “base” and also add in all manner of other ingredients in order to make your favorite flavors.

Try these:

• Unsweetened coconut flakes + 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder

• Raisins (+ rum for real rum and raisin flavour? 🙂 )

• Frozen cherries / strawberries / blueberries / raspberries

• Vanilla extract

Peppermint oil and raw cacao chunks for a perfect healthy mint choc chip….

• Swap out the almonds for either some other type of nuts.

Let’s get creative! What would you add? Maca? Dates? Lavender flowers? Let everyone know in the comments!

Have fun! 🙂

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The paleo diet is also known as the “caveman diet”, “Stone Age diet”, or “hunter-gatherer diet”.

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3 Comments

  • By Peter, April 14, 2014 @ 4:09 am

    Hi just wanted to comment if the bases to this icecream is bananna doesn’t that have a big indulgence on the taste for eg wouldn’t mint choc chip still have a banannary taste to it

  • By Peter, April 14, 2014 @ 4:10 am

    Sorry was ment to say influence

  • By richard d, January 11, 2015 @ 6:14 pm

    i enjoy all the articles,some very informative. but, why in the world when giving such info,why o why is there not also a print or print friendly button for recipes etc for benefit of your readers?!

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