Hi Guys! In a blink of an eye, it’s Friday already. I love short work weeks. Actually I feel like there should be a holiday between Christmas and Memorial because it feels like the months between December and May drag on FOREVER. Maybe I need to plan my vacations better or maybe I should pretend I’m on vacation and eat more frozen yogurt. Speaking of froyo, today I have a treat for you to kickoff your weekend.
I have always loved my ice cream. I actually think it’s hereditary. My Dad loves ice cream and so did his Dad. BUT ice cream was one of those things I gave up when I losing weight because my hips and thighs didn’t loved it too much. After my 80 pound weight-loss, I slowly started incorporating frozen yogurt in my diet so that I didn’t feel like I was deprived and go back to my old ways.
Last weekend when I was craving frozen yogurt and didn’t have any in the house, I remembered the frozen bananas I had in the freezer and thought why not?
So logically I put a frozen banana in the blender (before it died), added a splash of almond milk and I had banana froyo. Because bananas already have natural sugar, you don’t need to add anything. It’s plenty sweet by itself. I topped mine with raspberries and peanut butter chips. Simple, delicious, healthy.
I’ve been having fun with this adding frozen berries and blending up different concoctions. The possibilities are really endless!
A tip. You can freeze ripe bananas and store them in a freezer safe bag in the freezer for about a month. They are convenient for making smoothies, muffins and froyo. They thaw quickly and I’m all about that convenience because who has time these days? So be sure you use them within a few hours of removing from the freezer because they don’t re-freeze well. I was telling my Mom about my banana fro yo. She never heard of freezing bananas. I thought there are probably others who do not know this too. Enjoy!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp (splash) of almond milk
- Top with your favorite toppings
- Place ingredients in food processor
- Blend just until the banana has the consistency of ice cream
- Remove from processor and into a dish
- Add your healthy toppings
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