Make an Easy Summer Treat

[ 0 ] July 12, 2013 |

We have a new favorite treat in our house and we discovered it just in time for summer.

It’s easy. It’s simple. It’s absolutely delicious. And best of all, it’s healthy.

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I can almost guarantee that if you have kids, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already. All three of them.photo-2

  • bananas
  • peanut butter
  • vanilla

With a little planning, simply pre-freezing a banana, you can whip up a sugar-free ice creamy dessert in no time at all. Simply cut up a frozen banana and pop it in the food processor. Add a spoonful or two of peanut butter, a teaspoon of vanilla and blend! Keep blending until it’s nice and creamy.

And voila – Banana ice cream!

NOTE: If you’re feeling in the mood for something more “chocolatey,” add in a tablespoon of cocoa power. No extra sugar needed; the banana does all the sweetening!photo-4

It’s wonderful quick after dinner “healthy” treat for you and your little ones.

photo-3My son has been going crazy for this delicious “dessert.” It’s guilt-free and sure to please. Even those with the biggest sweet tooth will feel like they’ve indulged! There will be no shortage of this treat in our house this summer: I may even make a big batch and store it in a real ice cream container!

Category: food + recipes


Rachel Chiartas

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After 4 years teaching English abroad, Rachel Chiartas and her family chose to settle in Providence. She is a native of Maryland, but truly feels at home here in Rhode Island. She is the mother of two young boys, a preschooler named Kai and a babe named Kade. Rachel is passionate about all things motherhood! Her love for birth, babies, and mothers led her to become a trained doula. She hopes to begin practicing doula work once her young babe is not so… well, attached! Rachel is a self-described environmentalist who loves being outdoors with her family, hiking, camping, or learning to garden. She recently became a Master Composter and Recycler through the URI Outreach Center and volunteers time working compost information booths at fairs and festivals around Rhode Island. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and cooking!

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