Sunday, December 14, 2014

Healthy Mint Chocolate-Chip "Ice Cream"

In a food processor combine: 2 frozen bananas, 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey powder or what I use, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, 1 tsp spirulina (for colour), a sprinkle of cacao nibs, a few drops of stevia, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth, with little pieces of chocolate left, and eat like a soft-serve yogurt. If you want to get technical and scoop your attempt-at-junk-food into a pretty bowl, pop the mixture in to the freezer for 15 minutes before serving. If you can't find cacao nibs, use another natural, dark type of chocolate. I've heard of a similar recipes being made with durian, a pungent tropical fruit, and that would result in a much more decadent dessert. If you have access to a durian, and can handle the smell, by all means go for it! I love the stuff, as you can see from my adventures in Thailand here, but am limited to Canadian winter produce. Nevertheless, this is a really tasty treat, and funky alternative to a post-workout protean smoothie.

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