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Fast & Fresh: Banana Nice Cream Recipe

By Rebecca Joerres, August 28, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres
Looking for a simple and nutritious after school snack for the kids? Look no further! Our Banana Nice Cream recipe is a fast and fresh treat - free of refined sugars - and it takes only a few minutes to prepare. Watch Mary and her daughters, Josephine and Helen, whip up this snack and talk about how they could get creative with different ingredients.
This recipe packs an energizing punch with just three ingredients: unsweetened soymilk, frozen bananas and smooth almond butter. You can also customize this frosty treat with your favorite fruits, nut or seed butters, non-dairy beverages and spices…or even unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate lover. Yum! For snack time and any time, it's ideal to choose whole foods like fresh veggies and fruits or nuts and seeds instead of conventional, packaged foods. Here are more nutritious snack ideas to help you do just that. Do you have a favorite fast and fresh, nutritious snack? We'd love to hear about it!




Kathy G says ...
I don't even bother with adding extra ingredients to bananas. They're great cut into chunks and frozen!
08/28/2010 10:08:41 AM CDT
Joe @ Eden Kitchen says ...
Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
08/28/2010 5:17:10 PM CDT
Carol says ...
If you are a raw foodist, or just want to try this: Peel enough bananas(when they're JUST right---no spots, but not green) for 3 cups(just eyeball 'em), cut into chunks wrap & freeze overnight. Right after dinner, while folks are content but still a little full, remove banana chunks from the freezer and process 'til smooth - it is divine! Serve with other fruit on top or with raw homemade vegan chocolate sauce.
08/30/2010 3:52:18 PM CDT
Jessica E. says ...
I'll one up you on simplicity! Peel bananas, cut in half, stick a popsicle stick in them, and freeze. So delicious and perfect for kids! My 3 year old loves these. I got this idea from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Recharged...except her recipe has you dipping the frozen banana popsicles into a mixture of coconut oil, melted dark chocolate, chopped walnuts, and chopped candied ginger...also delicious, but more effort and more indulgence. :)
08/30/2010 4:39:42 PM CDT
Susan says ...
I make this with unsweetened almond milk and natural chunky peanut butter. Delish!
08/30/2010 10:49:23 PM CDT
Balanced Meal says ...
looks really yummy! I agree that it's best to snack on whole foods like nuts and seeds or veggies and fruits. It helps us to achieve a better and healthier lifestyle as well.
09/12/2010 12:32:36 AM CDT
Meenakshi says ...
Check out my recipe for a date shake on my blog...similar spin for a hungry 4 year old..Dates, Milk, Banana and Almond Butter.. http://randomponderingsofamom.blogspot.com/2010/03/got-date.html
10/29/2010 5:06:22 PM CDT
Gail Rosin says ...
Great job, everyone ! I love this recpe, thanks ! I also have made it with unsweetened cocoa powder, dates, and almond milk, instead of the soy. Thanks so much!
09/24/2012 10:12:11 AM CDT