When life makes you bananas make banana ice cream

banana recipe

Yesterday I made home made ice cream from frozen bananas, but before I give out my recipe..

I wanted to mention how even though junk food is easy, fast and sometimes just plain convenient. Its only partly satisfying, always leaving us with the desire for more. Yet Healthy and whole food, is always satisfying. And exactly what we need! And yes, it takes more time and sometimes more money… but it’s worth the satisfaction. WE DESERVE satisfaction.

it’s funny how it’s so easy to fall off the healthy wagon. How do we fall off track? really? I read something earlier this morning that really helped me understand what had happened. Repetition, we all know its when we repeat an action in the same situation. It forms a pattern and embeds it into our brain. And becomes a habit. And then before we know it, we automatically respond to life with that action. It makes sense when they say to get right back on track when you slip up.

Breaking bad habits, is not easy. And sometimes scary. But luckily it can be done. The same exact way, repeat a better action for the same situation in order to create a link in our brains between situation and action.

For more info on breaking bad habits check out this great book:

The Power Of Habit, By Charles Duhigg

You can also check out Gwyneth Paltrow’s amazing online Magazine/blog: GOOP She has loads of amazing healthy recipes and fit tips!

AND NOW FOR MY SWEET CRAVING SATISFYING RECIPE:

banana ice cream

Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  •  choice of 2 cups plain  non fat vegan yogurt or plain nonfat greek yogurt (depends on your dietary needs)
  • 3 strawberries
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 2 tbs pecans
  • 1 tsp agave nectar

Directions:

Peel your bananas while they are still unfrozen, you want them to be pretty spotted and brown. The more dark spots the sweeter your bananas will be. Place them in a freezer bag and freeze over night. Once frozen add to a food processer and add dry ingredients including vanilla. Then top it with your berries, dates, nuts and nectar! It is so satisfying and tastes just like a frozen yogurt sundae!

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s