Healthy Chunky Monkey "Ice Cream"

This serves like a dessert, but packs the nutrition of a snack. I was delighted when I saw this recipe, because I knew my kids would love it. And so did I! The quantity below is scaled down for a smaller serving and fits in a mini-chopper.

Banana freezes quite quickly if you decide to make this on a whim and don't have any in the freezer. When I have extra bananas that are starting to turn brown, I peel them and cut them into 1-inch or 2-inch chunks before freezing. They are great to have on hand for smoothies and frozen treats, like this one.

10 2-inch pieces of frozen banana
1 Tblsp walnuts pieces
1 Tblsp chocolate chips
2 Tblsp peanut butter (I used WowButter for Isaac once, and it was great too)

Puree banana chunks in a food processor, scraping down the sides regularly, until smooth. Add peanut butter, and pulse to distribute. Add walnuts and chocolate chips, and pulse until mixed in. Serve immediately, or wrap/cover tightly and freeze.

Isn't that little green bowl just the perfect Spring colour? 
It was a gift from my friend Joanna. She's the best!

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome and this looks amazing.