Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

  March 19, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

Want to squash your sweet tooth with ice cream and not feel guilty about it? This quick and easy yummy dessert is perfect for those moments when you feel a sugar craving coming on.  It works like magic for our clients–and for us!  With only 4 ingredients, its simple preparation makes this the ideal dessert if you live a fast paced life.  We can’t wait for you to give this a whirl and let us know what ya think!

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If this recipe is up your alley, here are a few other recipes you should give a whirl!

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An added bonus? Unlike most sugary desserts which leave you with an energy crash when the sugar leaves, this ice creams’ high quality carbohydrates from the banana will give you an energy boost, while its’ fiber and protein from the peanut butter and from the almond milk will keep you from grabbing the nearest peanut butter cup before your next meal!  Also, we suggest that you make this in advance, so it’s especially great for portion control because it will be individually portioned.  It will be quite frozen and you can take one serving out to thaw for a few minutes, the other one will remain frozen and will be too hard to eat, which will help to prevent impulse eating or standing at the freezer eating it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

(Serves 2)

 

Ingredients:

1 very ripe medium-large banana (we use a very over-ripe banana–we’re talking tons of brown spots–since it makes the dessert even sweeter!)

¼ cup (2 fl. oz) unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 tbsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1.) Slice a banana into even pieces.

2.) Place the banana pieces in a freezer proof bowl/ container and freeze overnight (NOTE: We recommend keeping a cut up banana in the freezer so you can make this anytime without having to wait. Otherwise, if you happen to forget, place the cut up banana in the freezer for about 2 hours.)

3.) Remove frozen banana pieces from freezer, and add them to blender.

4.) Add almond milk to blender, cover and blend on low until smooth.

5.) Pour the mixture into two freezer proof containers, using one from earlier and place in freezer for about 10 minutes, or until desired consistency.

7.) Melt peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

8.) Remove one of the bowls from freezer, if the mixture is to your liking, move to the next step. If you prefer it to be thicker, put it back in the freezer. (15 minutes typically does the job; we usually can’t wait any longer than that to eat it anyway!)

9.) Drizzle the melted natural peanut butter over the banana ice cream and pour the dark chocolate chips on top

10.) Indulge! Sweet tooth satisfied. You have the other portion for another day!

 

Per serving (analyzed with chocolate chips): Calories 139, Total Fat 6.8g, Saturated Fat 2.2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 56mg, Carbs 28g, Fiber 2.5g, Sugars 10 g, Protein 2.6g

If you use cacao nibs there will be no added sugar.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
 
(Serves 2) Per serving (analyzed with chocolate chips): Calories 139, Total Fat 6.8g, Saturated Fat 2.2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 56mg, Carbs 28g, Fiber 2.5g, Sugars 10.7g, Protein 2.6g
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Ingredients
  • 1 very ripe medium-large banana (we use a slightly over-ripe banana, since it makes the dessert even sweeter!)
  • ¼ cup (2 fl. oz) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1tbsp dark chocolate chips or brownie bits (as pictured above)
Instructions
  1. ) Slice a banana into even pieces.
  2. ) Place the banana pieces in a freezer proof bowl/ container and freeze overnight (NOTE: We recommend keeping a cut up banana in the freezer so you can make this anytime without having to wait. Otherwise, if you happen to forget, place the cut up banana in the freezer for about 2 hours.)
  3. ) Remove frozen banana pieces from freezer, and add them to blender.
  4. ) Add almond milk to blender, cover and blend on low until smooth.
  5. ) Pour the mixture into freezer proof container from earlier and place in freezer for about 10 minutes, or until desired consistency.
  6. ) Melt peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  7. ) Remove bowl from freezer, if the mixture is to your liking, move to the next step. If you prefer it to be thicker, put it back in the freezer. (15 minutes typically does the job; we usually can’t wait any longer than that to eat it anyway!)
  8. ) Drizzle the melted natural peanut butter over the banana ice cream and pour the dark chocolate chips on top
  9. ) Indulge! Sweet tooth satisfied.

 

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