Delicious, healthy and low fat frozen dessert. No ice-cream machine needed!
Finally, finally the winter grey has disappeared! Gone are all traces of snow, frozen lakes, sleeping trees, and scarily high heating bills. Now I am treated to lush green trees, gently scented blossom, gossiping birds, fluffy bumble bees, and a cheery sun. Just ten days ago I had to wear a warm hat and gloves when I was out for my doggy walk, so now that I can pad around bare foot and in summer clothes, I am truly blissing out!
So, to celebrate the arrival of life here in Sweden, I would love to share with you a yummy, cooling recipe from my e-book ‘Loving Life-Loving Desserts’. In fact this is the dessert that made it to the front cover of my e-book!
This frozen dessert is one of six super quick, easy and yummy ‘Ice Dreams’ that I have included in my book. No ice-cream machine needed! If you have a freezer and a food processor you are all set. Pre-freeze the bananas over night or so and when the urge calls throw everything into the food processor and you have a gorgeous dessert in about 5 minutes (including washing up!). Now how cool is that? (ha ha!) And if that wasn’t enough, this dessert is fat-free, and also free from added sugar, dairy, nuts and soya! You can perhaps see why I eat this dessert all the time! 🙂
Blueberry Ice Dream
6 frozen bananas (slice and freeze for at least 12 hours)
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ teaspoon vanilla powder / 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Small pinch of sea salt (optional)
Allow the bananas to stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor to make a soft and smooth ‘ice cream’. This may take a couple of minutes, and you will need to stop it a couple of times to scrape down the sides. Serve immediately.
Enjoy this delicious frozen desserts as it is or top with goodies such as:
• Raisins or goji berries
• Chopped nuts (raw, not roasted)
• Dried coconut
• Sliced fresh peaches or berries
• Fresh fruit salad (see page 41 of my e-book)
• Chocolate chips, carob chips or raw cacao nibs
• Agave or maple syrup
• Fresh raspberry sauce (see page 26 of my e-book)
• Nut moja (see page 27 of my e-book) or whipped soya cream
• Chocolate or carob sauce (see page 28 of my e-book)
• Peanut butter dough (see page 30 of my e-book)
• Mix yellow raisins, chopped dates, gojis, raisins – so pretty!
• Melted dairy-free chocolate. Drizzle this on your ice cream. It sets and goes all
‘Loving Life – Loving Desserts: 43 delicious, but secretly healthy, recipes to make you smile’ is available from www.teaandchocolate.co.uk
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