5680832547_24f457b2baBananas, a favorite fruit of most children, and adults alike makes for a fantastically refreshing summer treat.

While bananas are flown in from Central + South America, and are not the most eco-friendly or local fruit, they do lend themselves to a good reputation by providing our bodies with important nutrients. Bananas benefit our heart, help lower blood pressure, promote bone health, and strengthen eyesight. They are also a versatile fruit that can be eaten raw, cooked or frozen. In our recipe, we are using them as a frozen treat that will leave your taste buds satisfied, and your body energized.

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • optional: honey, cinnamon, nuts, dark chocolate, dried fruit

Directions:

Place frozen bananas in food processor and pulse to break up into chunks. Let the processor run for about 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape the banana down from the sides, until the mixture is smooth. Add honey, cinnamon, or other toppings as you wish. Eat immediately for a creamier texture or freeze for 15 minutes for a more solid and dense “ice cream.”

You won’t believe how creamy it tastes!

Photo courtesy of Scott Nelson