Desserts

Berry Banana NICE Cream!

Craving ice cream? Don’t want to feel the guilt after? I have your solution! It’s called NICE cream! It is so easy to create your own ice cream, all you need is frozen bananas, frozen berries, and a little cashewgurt (preferably unsweetened, unflavored). Forager Cashewgurt is the best yogurt I have found yet. The unsweetened version only has 1 GRAM of sugar! Most yogurts have upwards of 15 grams of sugar per serving. It is also high in healthy fat and has 4g protein/serving, which is great for keeping you satiated! (P.S. This is not an ad for forager cashewgurt, I just love it!)

I added frozen berries and a home-made chocolate sauce to drizzle on top. For the berry ice cream I used pre-packaged organic frozen berries, but for the berries I added on top, I froze fresh berries in the freezer.

Here are 3 reasons why you can feel guilt-free about this berry-licious bowl:

  1. ANTI-AGING! Antioxidants fight free radicals that cause cell damage (which speeds the aging process).
  2. ANTI-BLOAT! Berries contain a compound called anthocyanin, which activates anti-inflammatory genes.
  3. FIBER! Berries are a high source of pectin, a type of fermentable fiber that feeds the “good bacteria” in your gut!

Sweet and nutritious. My favorite combo!

 

Recipe:


Prep Time: 15 minutes    |      Yield: 2-4 servings (depending on how much nice cream you want 😋)


Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 4 cups organic frozen berries (I used a blackberry, raspberry, blueberry mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups forager cashewgurt, unsweetened. (If you want your berry ice cream to be a little less tart, use vanilla cashewgurt)
  • 1 cup organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Blend frozen bananas in a blender or food processor until smooth. Scrape in a bowl and set in freezer.
  2. Next, blend frozen berries with forager cashewgurt until smooth and creamy. Add more yogurt or berries until it reaches your desired consistency. Scrape into a bowl and set in the freezer.
  3. In another bowl, mix cacao powder and maple syrup and whisk until there is no powder left. Add in 1 tbsp of water at a time until it is your desired consistency. I like mine pretty thick! (Note: you will have extra chocolate sauce! Save it in a small container and store in fridge for up to 6 months. Sometimes I drizzle a little chocolate sauce on my oats in the morning 😋)
  4. Scoop out your frozen nice creams, top with frozen berries and chocolate sauce! Enjoy!

About Dana Stapleton, DTR

Hi, I'm Dana! Creating delicious plant-based meals and nutrition is my passion! Thanks for visiting!
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