We have some tropical days ahead of us here in the Netherlands! I just L♥VE summer, bring it on!! And to get in the mood already (today is a rainy rainy RAINY day..) I made myself this icecream for breakfast! I can hear you say “Icecream for breakfast??” Oh Yes! This icecream is full with energizing carbs and proteins and healthy vitamins and minerals. It’s raw, it’s vegan and it’s delicious!
The icecream is basically made of banana! Bananas are high in carbs and calories, that’s why some people think they will make you fat. Don’t worry, some bananas won’t make you fat! You gain weight when you consume more calories than your bodies needs, so if you gain weight it’s not just the banana to blame 😉
A banana is a great way to nourish your body with healthy and natural nutrients such as kalium (needed for a good balance of bodyfluids, our nervesystem and bloodflow), vitamin C (supports our bloodvessels and immune system for example) and magnesium (needed to strenghten our bones and for the functioning of our muscles. Magnesium is also involved in the functioning of enzymes and the production of hormones in our body). Besides the healthy benefits of bananas they are just simply delicious!
Banana Icecream for breakfast!
- 2 (over-)ripe bananas (in pieces and frozen)
- about 100 ml of milk (I used almondmilk)
- 1 tbsp of almondpaste
- 2 medjooldates (soaked and chopped in small pieces)
- (optional: a scoop of proteinpowder)
- 1 tbsp of hempseeds
- 1 tbsp of sunflowerseeds
- handful of blueberries
This recipe asks for a little preperation the night before. Before you go to bed, cut 2 (over-)ripe bananas into pieces and put them into a freezerbag or something like a tuppperware tray which is suitable for the freezer. Let the bananas sit in the freezer overnight and get them out the next morning. You’ll need a pretty powerful blender to make the icecream and it’s best to thaw the bananas just a little before you use them. Soak the medjooldates in some fresh water overnight as well (this will make it easier for your blender to process them, otherwise they’ll remain as big chuncky bits). The next morning you strain the water and chop the dates into smaller pieces. Add the pieces of banana, dates, milk and almond paste to your blender. I used the pulse/crunch function on my blender to mix the ingredients into a creamy and smooth icecream!
Put the icecream into a jar, bowl, glass, or whatever you’d like to serve it in, garnish (I used hempseeds, sunflowerseeds and fresh blueberries) and enjoy! ♥
Could also be served as a snack or a dessert!