RECIPE BY LEANDRA ROUSE | PHOTO BY SAMANTHA EMMONS
A sweet reminder that a healthy substitution does not equal deprivation. This recipe is ridiculously simple and made with ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. Blend up a batch and keep it in the freezer for a healthy warm weather dessert. Or serve it in a cone at your kiddo’s next birthday party.
4 large bananas, broken into small chunks, and previously frozen
1/4 cup canned lite coconut milk
1/4 cup 100 percent pure peanut butter, unsweetened, no added salt (creamy or crunchy)
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Place the frozen banana slices and coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the peanut butter, pinch of salt, and maple syrup and blend again to combine. Stir in chocolate chips at the end.
Transfer to a container with a lid and freeze until solid. Serve in a cup or a cone anytime—heck, you could even eat some with breakfast!
Makes 6–8 servings.
NUTRITION FACTS (PER SERVING):
Protein 3 g
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbs 20 g
Fiber 2 g
Total sugars 12 g
Added sugars 5 g
Sodium 40 mg
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