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if you’re anything like me and can’t stand the sight and smell of a banana that’s turning, then there are more ways than one you can use them for something delicious. I have always been one to enjoy a good banana bread, packed full of nuts and moisture; perfect scoffed with a cup of tea or toasted and lathered with butter. Yet, sometimes a loaf can be too heavy, too bread-y for the belly to stomach and so instead of throwing the bunch in the compost, use it for a fresh wake-up call the next morning.
For anyone who has a dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diet, this one’s for you! A creamy, sweet and refreshing snack, dessert or breakfast delight that is quick to put together before you start your day, it’s no wonder nana nice cream has become a substitute for frozen yoghurt and indulgent, rich Ben & Jerry’s (though I can’t deny that Friday nights in with a chick-flick pair nicely with this comforting companion). I used a Nutribullet to prepare my nice cream this morning, but a hand-held whizzer or food processor would do the job just as well. Peel your bananas as soon as they start to brown, slice them up and place in the freezer. Then, when you fancy, they’ll be ready to throw in the whizzer with a few added ingredients to start your day full of nutrients and goodness.
This is always best eaten as soon as it’s whizzed up – just add nuts, cacao nibs, chia seeds, honey, coconut, granola or any other toppings of your choice!
Nana Nice Cream
2 bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp maca powder
40g vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1. Throw all ingredients in a blender until combined. You want a thick sludge, close to ice cream, rather than a smoothie consistency. Scatter over toppings of your choice and enjoy completely guilt-free!