Banana Nice Cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles

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*Sitting here waiting for Vitamix to sponsor me because I basically only eat smoothie bowls and nice cream*

Seriously though. The healthy dessert combinations you can make with some frozen fruit and toppings are ENDLESS!!!! When I first became intolerant to dairy I immediately mourned the loss of ice cream (previously one of my all-time favorite foods) BUT now that I have my Vitamix (or any high-powered blender works), I think I like smoothie bowls and nice cream even more than real ice cream if that’s even possible!

Just think about it. You’ve made it to tonight. You had a delicious, healthy dinner. You’ve had a good day of exercise. You’re sitting on the couch watching Wild, Wild Country (okay so you’re probably not all watching what I’m watching on Netflix right now, but if you like documentaries I strongly recommend giving this one a try!). You’re craving dessert. Do you:

  1. Undo all your healthy progress from the day by giving in to ice cream and having a bowl full of cream and sugar that will cause all sorts of health problems for you ORRRRRRRRR
  2. Whip up a quick bowl of banana nice cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles on top?

Option 2 DUHHHHHHHHH!!! Nothing bad’s going to come to your body from a bowl of bananas, peanut butter, and dark chocolate. Nope. Nada. You’re actually going to get tons of vitamins and nutrients. Instead of having a heavy, crappy feeling in your stomach you’ll feel light as a feather and be ready to binge a million episodes!

So boycott the ice cream cravings and break out the blenders!!!! And enjoy your healthy guilt-free dessert.

 

Banana Nice Cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 6 ice cubes
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • dash vanilla extract
  • ½ Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Bites By Bai’s Healthified Reese’s Eggs, crumbled (or you can drizzle peanut butter and add chocolate chips as a substitute)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the Healthified Reese’s Eggs to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. At this point you can either transfer straight to a bowl or place in the freezer for a bit to harden up and then you can scoop it out into a bowl.
  2. Crumble the Reese’s Eggs on top (or drizzle peanut butter and chocolate chips on top) and enjoy!

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Healthier Dark Chocolate Cookie Crumble Blizzard

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Okay so you guys I’ve really outdone myself here. Like, this might be the best thing I’ve ever made. It’s so good that my boyfriend and I had one of these bowls three times each within 24 hours.

And it all started with a failed cookie recipe! Who woulda thunk.

I was attempting to re-create a coconut dark chocolate cookie recipe using no dairy, gluten, or refined sugar and in doing so I ended up creating a giant mega cookie that just crumbled apart as soon as you tried to pick it up. BUT, it still tasted magnificent so obviously I wasn’t just gonna throw it away.  No no no no no never would I throw it away. Obviously I was gonna use it as a topping because I am the Toppings Queen!!!! So now I just had to figure out what to put it on top of….

THEN I remembered I had brought back a bunch of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa from the States last time i was visiting my parents so duhhhhh dark chocolate cookie crumble healthified Blizzard time!!!!! And while this is so SO much like exponentially in a whole nother universe healthier than a normal Dairy Queen Blizzard, I’d say it tastes just as good if not BETTER (dare I say it, and I did). Aaaaaand it’s dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free. AND it’s made using real food, aka not full of chemicals and preservatives. So what is it made of exactly? Do you have any frozen bananas, coconut milk, and dark cocoa lying around? Oh good, then you’ve basically got the majority of stuff ya need here minus a few flavors here and there.

EASY AS PIE.

So instead of being lazy and driving through Dairy Queen for a blizzard that’ll set you back about 2389702938409234 calories, grab a blender and your fave cookies, crumble em up, and devour that delicious bowl of amazingness.

 

Healthier Dark Chocolate Cookie Crumble Blizzard

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • A drizzle of raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Your favorite cookie(s) crumbled up (I use a dairy and gluten free coconut oat cookie which I will post the recipe to once it’s perfected)
  • Optional peanut butter drizzle

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the cookie crumbles and peanut butter to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, thick, and creamy. You may need to add a little additional milk to get things fully blended.
  2. Pour everything into a bowl and top with the cookie crumbles and peanut butter drizzle. Enjoy!


Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Nice Cream with Peanut Butter Drizzle

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Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Nice Cream with Peanut Butter Drizzle

  • Servings: 2 large or 4 small
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for peanut butter to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until you have a thick, creamy texture. You may have to take breaks to scrape down the sides and tamp everything down.
  3. You can serve right away with a drizzle of peanut butter on top OR if you want a thicker, firmer nice cream you can put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes before serving with peanut butter on top. Enjoy!


Green Mango Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl St patricks day

I hope you’re all wearing green out there while reading this because I have to warn you, I’m one of those annoying people who pinch others on St. Patrick’s day. I mean, why not? Especially if you’re on my bad side I now have the perfect excuse to pinch you without being the weirdo who randomly pinches people for no reason.

Okay ANYWAYS, now that my pinching rant is over, HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVERYBODY! And I’m readyyyyyyyyy, to parrrrtayyyyyyy (this is a Bridesmaids reference for all my movie buffs out there). Except if you know me you know I’m just kidding because my partying today will consist of some stair running, beeb’s hockey game, and then maybe a bubble bath with a green bath bomb because I’m festive as hell.

Oh, and it will consist of this super festive and delicious and nutritious and amazing GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL!!!! Woooot wooottttt. Yes people. This baby has it all. Everything you could possibly need to survive  a day/night of actual partying (which although I won’t be doing, I would be perfectly prepared for it). I’m talking mango, avocado, spinach, banana, and coconut milk with all the toppings, of course. And ya know what you get from all those beautiful ingredients mixed into one delicious package? HEALTH. You get health. In many ways, shapes, and forms. I’ll expand.

Mangos: antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and alkalizing acids.

Avocados: contain almost 20 vitamins and minerals, fiber, folate, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats).

Raw Spinach: niacin, zinc, folate, calcium, iron, potassium, protein, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

Bananas: fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, folate, and iron.

Coconut Milk: lauric acid (healthy fat), manganese, protein, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

Chia Seeds: protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.

SO. This is one kick-butt smoothie bowl in the health and taste departments. It pretty much has it all folks. So give your body a little health boost now so it can prepare itself for the damage about to be done later when the partying begins. Oh, and ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!

Green Mango Avocado Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ¼ to ½ cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Toppings: fresh strawberries, mangos, chia seeds, granola, honey, etc.

Directions

  1. Combine all your ingredients (except toppings) in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and thick.
  2. Pour into your bowl and top with whatever toppings you would like. Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

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This started off with a spur-of-the-moment, it’s international women’s day and you’re a kick-butt woman who deserves to TREAT HERSELF craving. I was feeling accomplished, had a job interview, went for a nice long run, and got everything I wanted to do accomplished that day so i was like “mmhmmm, peanut butter and dark chocolate time.”

You’ve probably noticed that’s one of my favorite combos because I make it ALL THE TIME, but who doesn’t? It’s freakin’ TASTY. So I threw a bunch of stuff I like in a blender and magic came out. I wasn’t expecting it to be such a hit (although I should have because it was so delicious the world deserved to know about it), but due to popular demand I have re-created my magic from the other night (I actually measured ingredients this time for you guys) and will now share the recipe.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is while it tastes unbelievable, I don’t feel guilty eating it like I would with most desserts. It’s all natural, refined sugar free, gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free. What could be better? No tummy troubles, no “okay, gotta work out extra hard tomorrow” regret, just happiness. And everyone deserves happiness. So start your engines, ladies and gents, and when I say engines I mean blenders, because you’re about to TREAT YOSELF! WOOOOOOO!

 

Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

  • Servings: 1 large or 2 small
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 spoonful of your favorite all-natural peanut butter (I used Adam’s) OR you can use 1-2 Tbsp PB2 powder, but your flavor will be less rich
  • ¼ cup Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk (you could also use Almond or Coconut milk)
  • ½ Tbsp honey (you can skip this if you don’t like things as sweet as I do)
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • Extra peanut butter, fresh banana slices, and dark chocolate chips for toppings
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Directions

  1. Place the frozen bananas, peanut butter (or PB2), cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk), honey, and vanilla in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Stir in your dark chocolate chips and then top with extra peanut butter, fresh banana, and more dark chocolate chips. Enjoy!
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