With one 66g serving of vanilla ice cream having around 137 calories, 14g of sugar and very little nutritional benefits ice cream is best reserved as a treat for special occasions. However, there are healthier alternatives and this recipe from DW Fitness Club uses frozen bananas and yoghurt instead of cream. Greek yoghurt is a great alternative to cream or buttermilk. It's low in saturated fat and contains protein and calcium.
Bananas might be high in natural sugars but they do have nutritional value - they're a particularly good source of vitamin C and potassium.
To make this healthy banana ice cream, first chop your bananas into even-sized chunks and place in the freezer for an hour to 90 minutes.
Take them out and put them into a food processor with your yoghurt, honey, vanilla bean paste and cinnamon.
Keep blending the mixture until it is smooth and creamy.
Place the mixture back in the freezer for up to an hour to 90 minutes.
Scoop it into a bowl and top with some fresh fruit of your choice.
Our thanks to DW Fitness Club for providing this recipe.
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