Sid here. So, last month my team did a no-sweet November challenge and let me tell you, the struggle was real. The hardest part for me was overcoming my ice cream addiction. Unfortunately, my husband is equally if not more addicted to this heavenly stuff. Anyways, somehow I convinced him to go without it for the month of November with me because, you know, misery loves company.
To help us cope, I made up this healthy Chocolate/Banana/Peanut Butter "Ice Cream" recipe, and it's seriously so good! Couldn't have survived without it.
It's super simple, and I want to share the recipe with all those who are also struggling with a deep love for ice cream...or simply want to be healthier :). The key ingredient is the powdered peanut butter, and I recently discovered my new favorite brand for helping with portion control (I might be addicted to peanut better too)..crap!
Crazy Richards 100% Natural Peanut Butter is my new go-to for smoothies, on top of toast, or just eating plain. I like to use the powdered peanut butter for smoothies or ice cream, and I love grabbing a single serving size packet of creamy peanut butter on the go when I'm in a hurry.
All you do to make the ice cream is:
- add 1-2 frozen bananas to your blender
- pour in a packet or one serving size of powdered (or regular) peanut butter
- about a tablespoon of pure cocoa powder
-and 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, depending on preferred consistency
Use the pulse setting on your blender to slowly pulse while stirring with a spatula until everything is mixed (see video below). And that's it! Sometimes I'll put it in the freezer in a tupperware for a half hour or so if I'm doubling or tripling it to make the ice cream harder.
Stay strong over the holidays people! You will NEVER regret choosing something healthy over something unhealthy. I feel dang good when I skip the sweets and go for nature's sugar instead ;)