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The Easiest and Healthiest Ice Cream Sundae Ever

By Sydney Cook
Posted On May 12, 2016
The Easiest and Healthiest Ice Cream Sundae Ever

 

Very few things scream “summer” like a dripping ice cream cone. But sometimes the nutrition facts behind the creamy deliciousness limit how often we allow ourselves to indulge. After all, it’s summer and we want to look our best in our two-pieces.

Fortunately, you don’t have to battle two strong desires. The solution to indulging in delectable ice cream while maintaining a top-notch bod lies in a singular piece of fruit.

The banana.

Bananas are good for more than just dipping them in chocolate fondue – they also make pretty fabulous ice cream, all by themselves!

This one-ingredient masterpiece serves up the easiest and healthiest ice cream sundae with no additional dairy or sweeteners.

To make:

  1. Take ripened bananas, peel them, cut them, and store them in the freezer in a plastic bag or Tupperware.
  2. Once frozen, blend the bananas to a creamy consistency.
  3. Add preferred toppings and serve. Some suggestions for toppings include crushed pretzels, dark chocolate chips, drizzled peanut butter, fruit, or granola.

Bananas and all of their sweet, natural goodness are a great way to cure a sugar craving. Aside from sugar, bananas are rich in fiber and are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. Fiber makes bowl movements much smoother, potassium helps your body maintain a healthy fluid balance, and magnesium protects you from muscle cramping.

While the superfood is good for most people, those who suffer from damaged kidneys may acquire problems by consuming too many bananas. If your kidneys can’t properly regulate your potassium levels, high levels of potassium can cause serious heart problems. It is recommended you consult a dietitian to curate a food plan that is safe for you.

Properly planning your banana intake will make for a better enjoyment of the natural candy bar.