We all want to be a little healthier.
Let's be honest, you can't live on Slutty Brownies (and the world is a sadder place for it).
However, the idea of snuggling down infront of a movie with a big bowl of celery sticks is deeply depressing.
So, I give you, guilt free, fat free, dairy free ice cream!
I like it soft, like Mr Whippy so I can eat it with a spoon, but you could easily freeze it a little longer and serve as scoops in crunchy waffle cones.
You can make any flavour you like, I particularly like chocolate-maple, but I hear chocolate-peanut butter is fantastic!
The magic ingredient is......*drum roll please*..... Bananas!
Now, I'm not really a fan of peeling a banana and eating it as it is. I used to love banana sandwiches as a kid, but now they're a bit lost on me.
However, when you freeze these sunshine yellow badboys, they turn into something a little bit wonderful.
Here's how you do it:
Chop a bunch of ripe or slightly brown bananas into disks. (This is very important, unless you have a chainsaw handy to chop up your frozen bananas.)
Pile them onto a plate and pop them in the freezer.
Leave them for about 5hours, or over night if possible.
When they're frozen, drop them in your blender/mixer/torture instrument of choice.
Turn it on, baby!
Keep blending until you have a smooth mush, like the one bellow.
You may need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides a couple times, but stick with it.
Now add 2-3 heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder and a swirl of maple syrup
(Or whatever flavourings you fancy, be inventive!)
Now, if you like it soft, scoop it into a bowl and enjoy.
If you like it a little sturdier, put it into a Tupperware pot, seal and put it in the freezer for a couple hours.
There you have it!
Heaven in a bowl for all dieters, vegans and lactose free snack hunters.