I Tried Making Healthy Ice Cream and This is What Happened

Hello loves! With summer here I have been doing my best to eat healthy and maintain a solid fitness routine so I am confident and happy with myself. Of course, starting a healthy diet is never easy, especially within the first few days (or weeks, really). I have been craving every sweet under the sun and almost caved in — until I scrolled through my Pinterest feed and came across this blog detailing how to make healthy ice cream.

I didn’t follow this recipe exactly as I wanted to use things I already had in my kitchen so rather than making chocolate ice cream I made a cinnamon banana flavor (which I actually fell in love with).

What I Used (1 Serving):

• 2 frozen bananas

• About 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (add/remove to taste)

• 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

• 2 tablespoons of honey

• About 1/4 cup of almond milk

What I Did:

I started off by peeling and slicing my bananas and sticking them in the freezer for about an hour. Once the banana slices were frozen, I simple put all of the ingredients listed above into my blender. Depending on how well your blender processes, you may have to add some more almond milk (you could use regular milk if you would rather) or mash the banana slices using a fork to help the blender get started.

Once your ingredients are blended you’re good to go! The consistency was more of a smoothie rather than ice cream, so I put my mix into the fridge for about a half hour and it was the perfect texture for a summer treat. I added a spoonful of peanut butter on top (totally optional but I’m obsessed with anything peanut butter) and this was just what I needed to get rid of my sweet tooth (for now).

There are so many ways that you can experiment with this concept and make flavors of your own, so the next time you’re about to cave on your diet I suggest giving this a go!

xoxo Nic

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