I love ice cream!! But, I don't think ice cream loves me back because I never feel very good after I eat it. Plus, ice cream isn't exactly "healthy"... such a bummer. At least it WAS a bummer, until I found this healthy ice cream recipe!! Yes, this ice cream really is healthy. Seriously. It's only made from two ingredients, bananas and natural peanut butter! It's so soft and creamy and all you have to do is freeze some bananas ahead of time and then blend them up! Right out of the blender it takes like soft serve ice cream, or you can put it in the freezer for a couple of hours and get that grocery store ice cream texture. Either way, it's a win-win. I used natural peanut butter, but of course you can use whatever nut butter you'd like.
I am always looking for something new and nutritious for breakfast and I seriously fell in love when I found recipes similar to this one on Pinterest! This recipe is so genius because the ingredients can be swapped out with your favorite ingredients as long as you stick with the basic measurements. I used frozen strawberries and bananas but you can trade these out for whatever frozen fruit you’d like. I also used unsweetened almond milk because that’s a favorite of mine, but you can switch that out too. Another reason why I love this recipe is because it has CHIA SEEDS! Chia seeds are the best because they have so many benefits. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron and calcium! They also help you feel more full and reduce your appetite so you can easily make it from breakfast to lunch with minimal snacking.
Let's face it, being healthy is expensive business. I don't see it getting better anytime soon, so until then.... DIY. I mean, I didn't invest in this Vitamix for nothing.
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HOLY F this is healthy.
Is there anything more amazing than a great Sunday morning workout followed by a delicious and nourishing smoothie?? NO.
Disclaimer: This shake is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, fiber, flavanoids, healthy fats, vitamin c, b5, b6, e, k, folate and potassium!!!
Make your own!
1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1/2 banana (use whole banana for a sweeter smoothie), 1 cup of cashew milk, 1/2 scoop pea protein (optional), 1/2 avocado (add whole if not using protein), handful of baby spinach, squeeze of lime, dash of pepper, blend with ice. YUM.
Nutritious Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
1 organic red apple
1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
3 drops of vanilla Stevia
a few sprinkles of nutmeg
one sprinkle of clove
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
a few dashes of ground ginger
1 scoop plain Dale’s protein powder (optional)
two small handfuls of ice
Simply blend these ingredients together in your Vitamix and you have a delicious smoothie. It’s great for after workout recovery and/or a meal replacement.