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Healthy Ice Cream Alternative

By author photo Jenny Craig Team


Want to lose weight but can’t resist delicious desserts like ice cream? Don’t worry — you’re definitely not alone. Ice cream has been called the “quintessential dessert” for many generations. While a little ice cream every now and then as a treat is ok, it may not be the best idea to include it in your every day food plan. Thankfully, there is a tasty alternative for this beloved dessert! The next time you have a craving for something sweet, try making banana “ice cream” instead.

You can make a tasty, creamy treat out of bananas instead of resorting to a tub of ice cream. All you have to do is freeze and blend a banana for a creamy, sweet, lower-calorie treat!

This is how you do it.

Serves: 3

Step 1: Start with 3 ripe bananas, peel them and cut them into small chunks.

Step 2: Put them into a plastic bag and freeze them for 3 hours.

Step 3: Remove the bananas from the bag and blend them in a food processor until creamy and smooth. (You can serve them in a bowl or in a cone, depending on your preference.)

On Jenny Craig, one small to medium banana equals 1 Fruit serve. Bananas are also loaded with potassium and other vitamins and are naturally low in fat. What do you have to lose?

You can also put your own spin on your banana ice cream, by blending in other fruits— like chopped strawberries, blueberries or raspberries (all limited free foods on the Jenny Craig program).

Finding alternatives like banana ice cream is one of the best ways to enjoy the cuisine you love without the extra kilojoules. You can eat this ice cream all by its sweet self, or you can spice it up with fun mix-ins – just like at your favourite ice cream shop.

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