How to Make a Healthy Homemade Ice Cream
1-2 bananas (the riper the better)
- Blend the ice first to make it crushed ice. The best is when the ice blends to allow it to pack around the sides, then you put in the banana in the center so that the blades can blend it.
- Blend banana until soft. This is my version of vanilla, if you like chocolate add cacao powder
- Add the rest of the ingredients you like (see options below).
- Freeze to harden or eat soft as is.
Options of other ingredients:
- Vanilla Extract
- Whey Protein (flavor of choice)
- Chia Seeds
- Maca Root Powder
- pinch of Himalayan pink salt
To make it thicker, you can use a food processor with either frozen bananas or process them first then freeze.
You can also add a healthy chocolate syrup, shown here in this blog.
Benefits of Bananas
Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. It is because of this that bananas are the number amongst athletes. In addition to energy it also can help with many other issues people often face such as:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND, people suffering from depression felt better after consuming a banana. This occurs because bananas contain tryptophan, a protein your body can convert to serotonin, which can make you relax, improve mood and help you to feel happier.
Vitamin B6 in bananas helps regulate blood glucose levels, and can have a positive affect on your mood.
INCREASE BRAIN POWER
Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, bananas can help restore normal bowel movements.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, and consuming a banana can help provide relief from heartburn. (click here to learn how to eliminate heartburn)
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
A banana milkshake, can calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, build up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system. (Always use raw or high quality milk if possible)
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are perfect to help blood pressure. The US Food and Drug Administration has even allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
B vitamins in Bananas can help calm the nervous system..
Soft texture and smoothness helps with intestinal disorders. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.