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An Easy and Healthy Faux Ice Cream Recipe

Updated on August 2, 2014
Healthy Faux Ice Cream
Healthy Faux Ice Cream | Source

Living a Healthy lifestyle Never Tasted so Good!

My family and I desire to live a healthy and natural lifestyle by buying natural products and preparing all of our meals inside the home. Even though we are natural consumers, this does not make us immune to sudden sweet tooth cravings. Like most people, we still have the desire to eat sweet and delicious treats, but unlike most people, we make wiser, well thought out, healthier choices while preparing our own treats at home.

My young daughter and I love creemees (soft serve ice cream) during the warm, sunny summer days here in Vermont, but consuming a cone per day would not be conducive to the healthy lifestyle we live by on a daily basis. So instead of purchasing extremely expensive ice cream cones, my daughter and I spend quality time together in the comfort of our own kitchen while making our own easy, inexpensive, deliciously desirable version of our beloved creemee.

Our recipe only has two main ingredients and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare! Our recipe is perfect for anyone who desires to eat healthy, while still having the opportunity to curb sweet cravings.

Plus, with this recipe there is no need for an ice cream maker, and is perfect for little helpers to learn how to prepare and consume healthy treats so they too can grow to lead a healthy lifestyle of their own!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Frozen Bananas
  • 1 scopp Protein Powder, (I use unsweetened whey)
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the frozen bananas (freeze the bananas the night before)
  2. Place the frozen banana slices in the food processor. Zip on high for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add a tbsp of water with 1 scoop of desired protein powder.
  4. Zip together until smooth.
  5. If desired one can add cinnamon, unsweetened coconut, or any other addition ingredients to make the faux ice cream special.
  6. Once the faux ice cream is smooth, place into a plastic (freezer safe container) and place in the freezer until it reaches the desired texture (This step is optional, the faux ice cream resembles soft serve straight out of the food processor).
  7. Scoop the faux ice cream into the preferred serving dish (this recipe is so healthy once can even put it in a cone if desired), and enjoy!
mix frozen bananas, protein powder, and a little bit of water together and mix in the food processor until smooth.
mix frozen bananas, protein powder, and a little bit of water together and mix in the food processor until smooth. | Source
scoop and smooth into a plastic (freezer safe) container. Freeze for 10-20 minutes. This step is not necessary, the faux ice cream is cream is creamy straight out of the food processor, but if one desires harder ice cream than this step can be taken
scoop and smooth into a plastic (freezer safe) container. Freeze for 10-20 minutes. This step is not necessary, the faux ice cream is cream is creamy straight out of the food processor, but if one desires harder ice cream than this step can be taken | Source
Scoop, serve, and enjoy!
Scoop, serve, and enjoy! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100g
Calories 110
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 21 g7%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 17 mg6%
Sodium 11 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Note

Nutritional facts may vary depending on the type of protein powder used.

Nutritional facts may vary if any additional ingredients or toppings are used.

All sugar content occurs naturally due to the bananas (bananas are a high sugar fruit).

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Toddler Approved! My daughter prefers to eat it right from the food processor.
Toddler Approved! My daughter prefers to eat it right from the food processor. | Source

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    • AprilApril profile image

      AprilApril 

      3 years ago from England

      Yum i am always looking for banana ideas. Always seem to have not enough or too many

    • Abby Campbell profile image

      Abby Campbell 

      4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I will definitely have to try this recipe out, JamiJay. Thanks for sharing it. Also, your daughter is so cute! :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 

      4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      We were just talking about a recipe like this yesterday. After reading this, we definitely have to try it! Thank you, Jami!

    • mylindaelliott profile image

      mylindaelliott 

      4 years ago from Louisiana

      Yum, I hadn't seen a recipe with the protein powder. I bet it is delicious and filling.

    • JamiJay profile imageAUTHOR

      Jami Johnson 

      4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I hate bad tasting protein as well (I special order mine) but Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is the best to buy at GMC. The best thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever protein powder you prefer (or you could make it without the added protein and it doesn't change the texture). The choice is yours ;)

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      Kevin W 

      4 years ago from Texas

      This is an interesting recipe jamijay, I will definitely have to try it in order to know the taste. I have issues with bad tasting protein. Thumbs up on your hub/recipe.

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