Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Homemade Healthy Banana and Blackberry 'Ice Cream'

I love snacking and sweet treats but it's always nice to try to have something a little bit natural and lighter where possible and this 'ice cream' is perfect for that.

1 large banana chopped or broken into bitesize pieces and frozen
2 handfuls of blackberries (ideally frozen as well)

That's really it. All you need to do is then check these into a good blender or, as I did, a nutribullet. I love my nutribullet - it blends healthy food into tasty treats in seconds! Just blitz the ingredients until it forms a creamy, pretty purple creamy ice cream. You may need to scrape down the mixture a few times if you're using a blender but persevere for a guilt free treat. It literally takes a minute if that!

Using frozen banana means the mix is delightfully cool and refreshing but it also gives the banana thick and creamy texture that really does replicate ice cream.

I love how sweet and delightfully smooth this and the blackberries give it a wonderful fruity flavour. Blackberries are in season now so it's a great excuse to go foraging in the countryside for fresh, free fruit. And best of all, it's two portions of fruit with no sugar or fat. I topped mine with a little muesli for some crunch and to give it a 'sundae' feel.

This tastes as beautiful as it looks and with all the antioxidants in the blackberries and potassium in the banana, this does you good as well as tasting great.