October 22, 2012

..Life Changing Dessert Tricks

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I am ice cream obsessed. I grew up in a household that allowed dessert after dinner almost every night and you know what was served 90% of the time? Ice cream. Fast forward 20 years and my love handles are made of solid mint chocolate chip. This is a huge hurdle for me in my attempts at staying on track and I recently learned about this amazing dessert trick that has saved me from taking the 1 minute walk to Frozen-Yo (blast the convenient location of my apartment!) on many craving fueled nights.   I keep a permanent supply of chopped bananas in my freezer at all times now for emergencies.  I am pretty sure I saw it for the first time on Melissa's website, Cupcakes OMG!, but I couldn't find the exact recipe in her archive so here's how I've been doing it (Melissa if you send me a link to your recipe I will post the link here).

Ingredients
1 chopped and frozen banana
1 tablespoon of almond milk
1 teaspoon almond butter (optional, I've done it without)
2 tablespoons (or however many you are comfortable with) mini chocolate chips

Directions
Blend bananas, almond milk, and almond butter in food processor until smooth.  Mix in chocolate chips and you've got a perfectly guilt free frozen treat.  Easy as that.  I also have done a variation where I added a teaspoon of coco powder instead of almond butter to make a chocolatey ice cream substitute.  The possibilities are really endless, you could add in some honey and nuts, nutella, or I hear strawberry quick mix makes a pretty good strawberry version.  Go to town on this people, it's just fruit after all :)  I was actually able to make a couple servings at once and freeze the leftovers if you are looking to save time.

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18 comments :

  1. wow! Looks damn good! My family too must have dessert after every meal! and yes, ice-cream always tops the list! :D

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  2. Yum! This looks so good, I've got to try it!

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  3. this look super delicious, I need to try it!:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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  4. Yum! Sounds good, I need to try it!

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  5. I am also a major ice cream addict! I usually opt for the low cal/low fat options, but I will definitely have to try this too. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Sam

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  6. yay, so glad you like it!!! i actually didn't do a post on this, just featured it on instagram because it really IS that easy!!

    p.s. i'm doing a giveaway of a Graphic Image leather iPhone case for the next couple weeks if you're interested in entering!! they have some super cute colors too!!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  7. SOLD. Just added "freeze a banana" to my after-work to-do list.

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  8. I have been dying to make this...I love that you can make it pretty much any combo you like!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  9. oh. my. gosh. my favorite snack is ice cream...but my love handles are made of chocolate chip cookie dough :)

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  10. Holy sweet tooth that sounds gooood
    kz

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  11. This is amazing!! I eat so much ice cream too... Speaking of which, you've given me a craving. Ill have to keep this recipe in mind!

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  12. This is SUCH an awesome trick Erin! I'm one of those people who neeeeeds dessert (yes needs, not wants) every night...so I will definitely be trying this :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. Oh my gosh - I just found your blog and {of course} I was immediately drawn to the food post! I'm going to try this asap - thanks for the inspiration! Happily following along now :)
    xo,
    Maya

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  14. Looks so yummy! I'll have to try the chocolate version ASAP! xo

    www.LsFashionDish.com

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  15. I JUST bought almond butter and almond milk today and was wondering how I was going to be healthy and eat it....until I saw this post. This looks delish AND easy!

    A Southern Drawl

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  16. Thank you for the tricks!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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