With the New Year came a renewed commitment to healthy eating. Clean Eating. Whole Real Foods. I started on New Year’s Eve. I know, right? I launched into The Daniel Plan 10 Day Detox. Essentially, no dairy, sugar, wheat/gluten, alcohol, caffeine, processed or fast foods, etc.
Having been in such a cycle or poor eating in November and December it wasn’t so hard. My energy was low. And I could feel my body calling out for a fresh start.
The detox went great and I didn’t really miss anything I had given up…. except caffeine. A migraine on day 1 convinced me that a time of being snowed in for several days was NOT the time to deal with caffeine withdrawal. So on day 2 I went back to enjoying daily morning coffee, but skipped any other caffeine throughout the day. I stuck with water and Pellegrino.
I made it until Day 9 without really having a true CRAVING for sweets.
I started to google ideas and was reminded of a treat I’d been curious about so many times, but was yet to try…..
It’s Banana “Ice Cream”. Curious? Literally just take frozen bananas and pulse in food processor until they reach consistency of ice cream. ***It takes a little time, so don’t be worried if it doesn’t come together right away.
If you’ve not heard of this, go ahead and thank me now! This is A MA Z I N G. Yes, I know it’s JUST bananas. But, my Friends it is DELICIOUS! Something happens that makes it taste like…. ICE CREAM!
The first batch I made with just the bananas. Then we topped it with berries and raw walnuts. YUM!
For the second batch, I added some almond butter and some frozen blackberries with the bananas in the food processor….
This dessert saved my neck from giving in when temptation reared it’s ugly head.
I can’t wait to try new versions. Use new toppings ~~>> Coconut, Dark Chocolate Chips (look for at least 70% cacao and no sugar – some now use Stevia), etc.
No matter that it’s winter and a million degrees below zero. Ice cream is ALWAYS an option!