Vegetarian - Gluten Free - Paleo - Oil Free - No Added Sugar - No Added Salt
I'm still going strong with the home-made healthy banana ice-cream recipes. If you don't already, follow me on Instagram for more nana ice-cream/nice cream inspiration, that doesn't make it onto the blog. This particular recipe, is like a dream come true for me. Why? Because I've said many times before how much I adore the flavour combination that is banana, peanut butter and chocolate.
I used 70% dark chocolate chips for this recipe, which I got in Holland & Barrett. But you may be able to find them in some super markets, and not just health food shops. I found dark chocolate chips in Aldi once before. Alternatively, use one serving of a 70% dark chocolate bar of your choice and just chop it up into chunks. Just make sure you read the serving suggestion to determine how many squares counts as one serving as it differs from bar to bar due to the size and shape variation.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream
1 large frozen banana
Splash of Avonmore Protein Milk (or milk of choice)
1 tablespoons crunchy/smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon 70% dark chocolate chips
- Peel and chop your banana into chunks, then place the pieces into a food and freezer bag and freeze for at least four hours, or until the banana is solid. I always freeze my bananas well in advance, so I have them in the freezer for whenever I get an ice-cream craving.
- Remove the frozen banana from the freezer and remove from the freezer bag.
- Place the frozen banana into a blender, food processor or into a wide jug if you are using a hand-held immersion blender (like me).
- Add a splash of avonmore protein milk and start to blend the banana.
- It should start to resemble a texture similar to thick ice-cream.
- You can add more milk if needs be.
- Once all of the banana is blended and no lumps and left, add the tablespoon of peaut butter, mix this through and then give the ice-cream one final blend to combine.
- Then add the chocolate chips and stir them through to evenly disperse them throughout the ice-cream.- Scoop the ice-cream out of the jug or blender and into serving cups, glasses or bowls.
I'm starting my course next week, through an organisation called Image Fitness Training, which will qualify me as a personal fitness trainer and a group class instructor. This means that I will be commuting twice a week up to Liffey Valley on the bus. And do you know what that means? Packed lunches! Let me know if you would be interested at all in any blog posts regarding ideas for healthy packed lunches or, alternatively, follow me on Instagram, as I will more than likely be posting pictures of the lunches that I do pack.