(Healthy!) Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

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What if I told that this bowl of delectable ice cream was healthy enough to eat for breakfast? 😉

Probably one of three things:

“No way!” you say, “You toy with my emotions!” or…

“Ick. It’s probably made with pureed avocados and gritty flax meal and other nasty junk. No way, Jose!” or…

“Tell me more. I need to know the secret of such bewitching deliciousness.”

I sincerely hope you’re thinking the latter! 😀

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Here’s your answer–

bananas!

Who knew, right? 😉

Overripe bananas that are frozen and blended up turns into ice cream!

Sorcery, I tell you. Sorcery is the only answer . 😀

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Oh, just look at that!

How can that be healthy enough for breakfast? So what if it’s made of bananas?

Well, lemme tell ya why.

No added sugar.

No cream.

No butter.

But there is plenty of good stuff in there!

Bananas – chock full of vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, as well as fiber

Unsweetened cocoa powder – boasts the benefits of low calories, iron, manganese, and zinc, all of which work wonders for your body

Vanilla – helps reduce anxiety & stress

Honey – prevents cancer & heart disease, as well as helping with ulcers and being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

In other words

You should be eating this for breakfast! 😉

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Now that we know why we should eat, let’s talk about it. 🙂

First off, if you don’t like bananas, you probably won’t like this. I thought that was a given, but in case you were wondering. 😉 The banana taste isn’t prevalent by any means, but it is there–you were warned! 😉

Secondly, the texture is nice and smooth, very much like a cross between a custard and a pudding. It’s creamy without having cream!

Thirdly, it’s quite simple to make. You slice up some overripe bananas and freeze them for at least six hours. You pop ’em in a blender with all of the goodies to make whatever flavor you like. BAM! Ice cream! 😀

Yay!

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You probably want to eat this bowl. Just like I did. 😉

Let’s get to it, shall we?

What you’ll need…

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp. + 1  tsp. (to taste) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp. sweetener (I used honey)
  1. Slice both bananas and place them in a bowl. Cover the bowl and freeze the banana slices for at least six hours.
  2. In a blender, add in the frozen banana slices, the cocoa powder, the vanilla, the milk, and the sweetener. Blend until smooth and even in texture. You may have to scrape down the sides in between blending.
  3. Once all smooth and creamy, scoop out into a bowl. Taste and add more sweetener or cocoa if desired.
  4. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles! Store in the freezer.

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