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No Guilt Ice Cream – Chocolate Cherry

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Have you tried making ice cream using frozen bananas yet?  As long as you keep a few frozen bananas in your freezer, you can have ice cream in a few minutes.  Great for a sudden ice cream craving.  😉

You’ll need a blender for this.  A Vitamix is perfect but other blenders will do the job as well.  Just break your banana into quarter size pieces or smaller before freezing.  The smaller the pieces, the less work for your blender.

This is one of my favorites.

Chocolate Cherry “Nice” Cream

1 Frozen Banana
1/4 cup Almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder (I used half cocoa, half carob)
1/4 cup frozen Cherries
1/2 Tablespoon (1.5 teaspoons) Chocolate chips
1/2 Tablespoon (1.5 teaspoons) Walnuts

Blend together.  I used my Tribest blender which did a good job.  I did have to stop and shake the contents down to the blade several times.  Resist the urge to add more liquid.  If you do, you have a very rich chocolate milk instead of a frozen dessert.  😉

You can also add a little protein powder for extra protein.  My favorite is JP+ Complete. I would recommend chocolate in this case. 🙂

 

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I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!  Let me know.

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