Creamy One Ingredient Ice Cream

Wellness tip- When buying canned goods such as beans, tomato sauces, and others, look for labels that say low sodium, or no salt added. Most americans consume way more salt than they need to. High sodium diets can raised to increased blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease. Most recipes call to add salt anyways, and I trust you more than I trust the food companies for adding a healthy amount. Some canned beans have up to 10% sodium per serving, and that’s before adding salt to your recipe! When cooking with beans, make sure to drain them, wash them off before adding to your recipe so you don’t feel bloated at the end of the meal!

 

With summer approaching, I want to give my readers a cold, creamy, healthy treat they shouldn’t feel guilty about eating. Ice cream tends to be high in fat and sugar. Being lactose intolerant, even sherbets  that I can have are high in sugar, not a healthy alternative to ice cream. This recipe eliminates the need for high sugar and fat content with my favorite fruit, bananas! Bananas are one of the healthiest fruits out there. Even more important to this recipe, they can also act as a natural sweetener to some decadent treats.

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This recipe, as you can see from the title, only needs one ingredient! I will provide some variations for the recipe so you can make it exactly to your liking. All you need is a blender and food processor, and whatever frozen fruit you desire. I’ve also added plain greek yogurt to give it an even creamier taste (and extra protein for after my workout!). I personally love this after a long, hot day outside, or even as a late night snack!

Pictures are courtesy simpleveganblog

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas (or 1-2 cups of frozen fruit of your choice)

Optional:

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons natural Peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Steps:

  1. Peel the bananas and cut into slices.
  2. Lay bananas on a plate in the freezer for at least 2 hours
  3. Put the bananas (and optional ingredients if you choose to) in the blender or food processor and turn the machine on to blend them. At first they will want to spin around and stay icy, but keep at it, stopping the machine and using a wooden spoon to loosen the mixture if it stops moving. At some point, it will suddenly go creamy and custardy, like soft-serve ice cream—but if it doesn’t, add a little yogurt and blend until it does.

 

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