Cold Yummy Healthy Desserts


I used to be an ice cream addict.  I haven’t eaten ice cream in many years and I don’t miss it (yes your tastes can change).  But I still enjoy something sweet and cold.  Here are some easy healthy options that don’t have the fat and sugar found in ice cream.  In some of these we use frozen bananas.  When your bananas start to ripen, peel them and break in half, place in a zip lock back and freeze.  


Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”

4 frozen bananas (if i am just doing this for me, i use 1-2)

1/2 cup soy or other non-dairy milk

2 Tbl peanut butter

2 Tbl cocoa powder

dash cinnamon

handful of ice cubes


Add to a high powered blender (milk at the bottom) and blend while tamping down with a tamper.


























Banana Mango Ice Cream (from DrFuhrman.com)

1 frozen banana

2 cups frozen mango

2 pitted dates (most of the time i don’t even add these as it is sweet enough)

1/4-1/2 cup soy or other non-dairy milk

5-6 cubes of ice (optional)

handful of walnuts or pecans


Add to a high powered blender and blend while tamping down with the tamper.


Chocolate Pudding Mousse

This is a rich and creamy dessert.  Kids will love it.

1 avocado

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 banana

1/3 to 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder

1/3 cup honey or date sugar

Blend, eat and go to heaven.  


Acai Bowl

Acai berries are some of the most anti-oxidant rich fruits on the planet.  

4 packages of Sambazon unsweetened frozen acai puree

2-4 Tbl almond butter

1/2 cup soy or other non-dairy milk

1/2 cup orange juice


Optional:

soy yogurt

(don't add too much liquid)


Choices of Toppings:

Old fashioned oats or granola

unsweetened dried coconut

berries

sliced bananas

other fresh fruit

honey


Combine acai, almond butter, and milk in a high powered blender until smooth.  Top with choice of toppings.  Drizzle with honey.