When I was little, my mom, being a great mom, was always trying to get me to eat healthy. She was really into getting me to "eat your bananas." I was never a big fan and one day I got really sick after eating a banana. Then, I was diagnosed with the stomach flu. Once I was healthy again, my mom offered me bananas. I was skeptical because I got sick the last time, but she was adamant that I needed the potassium and that I would be just fine now that I didn't have the flu. I ate that banana and proceeded to get sick immediately. I don't know why, but I just can't stand raw bananas. If they are all mashed up and baked in a banana bread I am totally fine (especially if there are chocolate chips involved).
Lately, I have been craving healthy sweets and I have simultaneously seen many variations on the 1 ingredient ice cream recipe. The combination of these two things finally convinced me to give it a try. I bought some bananas, froze them, and then food processed them. I added in flavors that I like to help
Now, mom, I will finally eat my bananas :)
Healthy Ice Cream
1 1/2 bananas, frozen and then cut into round slices
1 tbsp natural, creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
topping of your choice (I crumbled up cookie crumbs from the Crazy Layer Cookie Bars I have sitting in my room)
1. Food process the banana rounds until well mashed. Add in the peanut butter and honey and continue to process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately as a soft-serve style and sprinkle in your favorite toppings or, place in a container and freeze for a few hours until set.
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