Today’s guest blogger, Chelsea, is a girl after our own
heart tastes! This Arlington blogger is not only adorable, but also has great ideas for healthy living! We’re so happy she’s sharing a favorite recipe of hers with you all today!
Hi there! My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Chelsea Eats Treats. I am a new resident to Arlington and I blog about my journey of trying to balance a healthy lifestyle with a love for desserts. Every day I post about my workout (which usually includes a run with my black lab and an Insanity DVD) as well as a recipe for something I made that day. Most of my recipes are lightened up comfort foods, such as Thai turkey burgers with peanut sauce, light creamy chicken and rice soup, and peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies. I believe eating healthy should be a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix to look good in a bikini, so I post recipes I could eat for years without feeling like I’m missing out on my favorite foods.
For example, today I want to share a healthy ice cream recipe with you. I believe you should never have to give up the foods you love in order to be healthy; you may just have to eat them in moderation or find a similar, healthier, alternative.
Take soft-serve ice cream, for example. Everyone loves the creamy, sweet flavor of ice cream, but there’s no way you could live a healthy lifestyle by having it every night for dessert. However, if you could make a healthier ice cream that came together in seconds and barely cost you anything, you’d want to try it, wouldn’t you??
That’s where my Three-ingredient Elvis Ice Cream comes in. It’s simple to make and tastes so good you won’t believe there’s no added cream or sugar. It won’t replace your ice cream cravings forever, but it should be able to satisfy your after-dinner sweet tooth! Here’s how you make it…
Three-Ingredient Elvis Ice Cream
First, freeze your bananas next time they start to turn a little brown and you don’t think you’ll get around to eating them. It’s probably best to peel them, cut them up into about 4 pieces, and freeze them in a Ziploc bag, but if you’re too lazy like I am and only remember to freeze them as you are running out the door, you can put them in the freezer with the skin on. Don’t worry if they turn extra brown in the freezer; that’s normal.
Then, when you are ready to make your ice cream, peel the frozen banana (this where having it already peeled will help; sometimes you need to let it thaw first to wrestle the peel off) and place it into a food processor with some honey and peanut butter.
I like to use organic, natural honey and either all natural or reduced fat peanut butter, but use whatever kind you want.
When everything is in the food processor, give it a whirl until all the ingredients are blended smoothy and the mixture resembles ice cream.
Then pour the mixture into a bowl, and you’re ready to serve! See, wasn’t that super easy? Of course at this point you can add any extra toppings you want (chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, or even chocolate sauce) but it tastes great as it is! The peanut butter banana combination is obviously a delicious one, and the honey just gives it a little extra sweetness.
It’s crazy how when bananas are frozen their consistency changes to a creamy, ice-cream-like texture. It’s so good!
|Three-ingredient Elvis Ice Cream
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 2 mins
This creamy ice cream is made from good-for-you ingredients like bananas and honey! No one will know there’s no extra cream or sugar!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp. all natural honey
- Peel frozen banana and add with peanut butter and honey to food processor
- Pulse until all ingredients are combined and mixture resembles soft-serve ice cream
- Serve and top with chocolate chips, sprinkles, or nuts
So, that’s it! I hope you liked this recipe and will stop by Chelsea Eats Treats to see what other creations I’m coming up with. Thanks so much for your time today!