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(N)Ice Cream… The Best Part of Summer

The best thing about summer for me consist of ice cream, walks through the park, and lazy Sundays by the Hudson in my quiet place watching the boats go by.  Because I watch my intake of added sugar, I really don’t indulge in ice cream anymore. I have learned to eat naturally occurring sugars found in fruit in moderation. I find If I don’t deprive myself, I eat less of it. My favorite sweet treats are Smoothie Bowls, Nice Cream, and Energy, or Protein Balls.

Frozen bananas make some of the best soft-serve ice cream. I usually use 2- 3 cups of frozen bananas for the base. I add vanilla, cinnamon or any other spice blend. I then add coffee, green tea, matcha, fruit, or mixed berries and blend until smooth. A splash, or two of almond, or coconut milk helps to break the frozen bananas down to a creamier texture.

For this Mocha Nice Cream/Smoothie Bowl you will need:

  • 2 Cups frozen bananas
  • 1/2 tsp Instant Coffee (I use Nescafe)
  • 1/2 tsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • Raw Cacao Nibs (topping)
  • Almond slices (topping)
  • Coconut Flakes (topping)
  • Chia, Flax, hemp Seeds (topping)
  • *Blend Banana, coffee, cacao powder, vanilla until smooth. Top with almonds, coconut, cacao nibs, chia, flax, and hemp seeds.
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Mocha Nice Cream

For this Blueberry Banana Nice Cream/Smoothie Bowl you will need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
  • Blueberries  (topping)
  • Almond slices (topping)
  • Chia, Flax, hemp Seeds (topping)

*Blend Banana, 3/4 cup blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon until smooth. Top with almonds, 1/4 cup blueberries ,chia, flax, and hemp seeds.

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Blueberry Banana Nice Cream/Smoothie Bowl

 

Banana Caramel Coffee Nice Cream Bowl

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Banana Caramel Coffee Nice Cream Bowl

For this Banana Caramel Coffee Nice Cream Bowl you will need:

  • 2 cups Frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp Starbucks natural Fusion Caramel Coffee (brewed and frozen) =6oz
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Raw Cacao Powder (topping Sprinkle)
  • Raw Cacao Nibs (topping)
  • Almond slices (topping)
  • Coconut Flakes (topping)
  • Chia, Flax, hemp Seeds (topping)

*Blend Banana, coffee, cacao powder, vanilla until smooth. Top with almonds, coconut, cacao nibs, chia, flax, and hemp seeds.

Love KiKi

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