Does your willpower wither at ice cream, well you’re not alone. I once pounced at every single chance, or would make up a bunch of excuses and reward schemes just for some sweet creamy mix. However I can now pull the chin up now that my craving has been a little more satiated, rejoices and waves arms while screaming — Nice-cream! in my life. We call it nice cream cause well it’s not only is it nice to taste but also because it’s nice to you. Nice cream is simply a blend of frozen banana by itself or with natural add on’s such as cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, or peanut butter. Packed full of vitamins and minerals, when consumed bananas have proven to increase your level of happiness due to high levels of typtophan,which converts into serotonin “happy mood neurotransmitter to the brain”. Go on indulge! you’re allowed to 🙂
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder *Quality cocoa powder that commonly used for baking if you must. Though keep in mind you wont be getting the added benefits you get from raw cacao, it ranks high in the super food status.
- Pinch of salt
- Peel the bananas and cut into thin coin sized pieces and flat on a tray covered with parchment paper, or freezer bag to prevent clumping. Freeze for 2hrs or until it hardens through.
- Place the frozen bananas into the blender/food processor to create a smooth consistency. Start slow, pulse and scrap down the sizes as you go, add in salt and raw cacao powder, blend until eventually mixed. You’ll find this easier if you have a high powered blender, just be patient and repeat the process if not.
- Serve up immediately as you would ice cream or transfer the mixture into a container and refreeze until desired consistency.
Consider making Nice-Cream in bulk, it’ll keep well in the freezer for up to a month. A handy potassium,vitamin packed, sugarless, clean alternative to a dessert at home. This is so good I commonly incorporate it as breakfast with variations of fruits, chia, and nuts.