If you know me at all, then you probably know that I'm addicted to Peanut Butter & Chocolate shakes. I could drink them for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I'm not even kidding.
When I made the decision to be more healthy, my heart broke a little thinking that meant goodbye forever to rivers of peanut butter and chocolately goodness - but it was for the greater good, so I was prepared to do it. After realising that I could substitute ingredients for healthy ones though, that disappointment has gone forever!! I found a recipe online and changed it a little to work for me. Then using my Optimum blender, I created Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream, with Peanut and Chocolate Sauce to drizzle on top!! It's thick and creamy, and rich in flavour, and totally healthy! Now whenever I'm craving something sweet, I can indulge and not even feel bad about it! How amazing it that?!
On a side note - I'm totally loving my Optimum blender! I know I've mentioned this a few times, but I highly recommend one. I can't stop using it. In prep for this Ice Cream, I whipped up my own healthy Peanut Butter, and Almond Milk yesterday. It's completely raw, completely healthy, completely delicious. You will need a high speed blender or food processor of some sort to make this Ice-Cream.
With no further ado, let's get to it!
3 medium sized frozen Bananas
1/4 cup of Almond Milk
1 1/2 tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt
Chocolate option - If you want to make the Ice-Cream Chocolatey too, you can add 1 tablespoon of Raw Cacao to the mixture. (You can use Cocoa instead, totally healthy as long as it's one with no added sugar or nasties. It just won't be 'raw'.)
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sauce:
1 tablespoon of Natural Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon of Almond Milk
1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon of Raw Cacao (again, you can use Cocoa instead)
Make the sauce first. It's easy peasy! Mix all four ingredients together in a small bowl.
That's it for the sauce! ..I know right!
Now for the Ice-Cream. Blend your 3 Bananas together with the salt. When you first go to blend it, you'll think it's not going to blend together nicely, but then it quickly turns into this silky, creamy banana Ice Cream before your eyes!
Then add the Peanut Butter and Almond Milk. If you're going to make it chocolatey, add your Cacao/Cocoa now.
Once nicely blended, scoop out the Ice-Cream into your favourite bowl or jar, and pour the sauce on top! You can add some crushed peanuts on top if you like, or other toppings. Have fun with it!
Devour immediately - it's too delicious not too! Can't wait to try other flavours and different ways of doing it. So stay tuned for more recipes!
Have a beautiful day,