Our Valentine’s gift to you is a recipe for mint chocolate chip nice cream! You’re probably thinking, how the heck can this be healthy?! Well this nice cream is made with bananas, which are a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and fiber. They are a great food for working out as they contain quick-acting carbohydrates, which increase energy levels. In addition, they have nutrients to help with muscle repair and balance water retention so can also be eaten post-workout. Yes, bananas do have sugar, but at the end of the day they are still a much better choice than traditional dairy and sugar filled ice creams. Besides, if you have kids you’ll know ice cream is the best way to ‘hide’ nutrients such as spirulina since they’ll be so distracted by those chocolate chips on top! We hope you’re enjoying this months recipes focused on ENERGY, in case you missed them we have also shared a passion fruit cheesecake and an apple compote & granola with yoghurt recipe.
Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
For the mint nice cream
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup coconut cream
- ½ cup soaked cashews
- 1/8 tsp mint extractt
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- ½ tsp spirulina powder
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- Blend all ingredients except the cacao nibs and cacao powder. You may need to add more coconut cream if the blade is not spinning and the mixture is too thick. However, don’t add too much as it will become too thin.
- Once blended pour half the mixture into a bowl.
- Add 1 tbsp cacao powder to the remaining mixture and blend.
- Layer the green mint and brown chocolate ice cream in a bowl or glass and top with the cacao nibs.