So I finished the 21 Day Sugar Detox on Sunday and I feel great! I’ll do a full recap later this week but for now I want to share the last 21DSD friendly treat that I created to help me through any lingering sugar cravings: Pea-not Butter Banana Ice Cream! This “ice cream” recipe- I put ice cream in quotes because I’m not sure you can call something ice cream if it has no (dairy or coconut) cream in it- has only three ingredients and you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker to make it, just a food processor or a high speed blender.
I used sunflower seed butter because I choose to avoid peanut butter for the most part. I won’t go into that too much right now but basically peanuts are legumes, not nuts, and contain phytic acid (which binds to minerals and prevents them from being absorbed by the body), lectin (a protein that is capable of bypassing the gut lining and entering the blood stream, and in some cases inciting an immune response), and potentially aflatoxin (a toxin commonly found in peanuts) source. Sunflower seed butter has a somewhat similar taste to peanut butter and is a little easier on my digestion (as long as I don’t overdo it).
This ice cream is the perfect alternative to the sugar, dairy, and chemical filled peanut butter ice cream you find at the grocery store. It is a healthy and incredibly delicious treat, perfect for these hot summer days (I know kids have gone back to school now, but when it’s still over 100°, it’s still summer). Plus it comes together super quick and can be eaten right away or stored in the freezer to enjoy later. Just keep in mind that if you do save it for later, the banana will turn brown, just as it does if you leave an unpeeled banana out. No worries though! It will just look more like chocolate ice cream than peanut butter ice cream (like mine does in the pictures).
- 2 frozen bananas (green tipped for 21 DSD)
- 2 Tbs coconut milk (full fat)
- ¼ cup sunflower seed butter (or other nut/seed butter of choice)
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender and blend until combined
- Serve immediately for soft serve consistency or freeze for later for more ice cream like consistency
If you have kids that have just started back at school, make this healthy ice cream for them as an after school treat. It will take you no time at all to whip up and you can feel good about feeding them something nutritious to fuel those growing bodies! Bonus: they’ll think they are getting an extra special treat! Let me know how it turns out in the comments below!
In vibrant health,