In last week’s blog you read about the six simple strategies that could help you to get closer to your ideal weight…
And your ideal health.
In other words, strategies to help you become not only a lighter... but also a calmer... happier... and more energized you! (Who wouldn't want that?)
But if you’re like most people, you probably struggle with that sixth strategy on that list: cutting out sugar.
Hey, I get it.
We are genetically predisposed to prefer sweet tastes over sour and bitter. In prehistoric times, this contributed to human survival.
Sweet taste equalled a source of high calories from healthful fruits and vegetables. This supplied the body with needed energy to stave off starvation.
By avoiding bitter, poisonous plants—and thereby avoiding death—our species instinctively knew that “sweet” meant “safe”.
Ironic, isn’t it? Today over-consumption of sugar, especially in refined form, is a major driver behind “the big three”—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Is there a way to have your cake and eat it too?
You can have your ice cream also.
By using bananas as your source of sweetener, you can make sweet treats without added sugar. And without the problems that sugar creates.
Bananas, on the other hand, are packed with nutrients:
And now for the recipe: Magic Ice Cream! It is fast. It is easy. (Always my criteria for a good recipe.) Plus, it has all the smooth, creamy goodness of ice cream—with no added sugar whatsoever.
3 large ripe bananas, peeled, chopped, and frozen
¼ cup (60 mL) organic natural smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup (80 mL) coconut cream
½ tsp (2 mL) pure vanilla extract
½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
The secret to this recipe’s success is to have all the ingredients assembled and ready to go before you take the bananas out of the freezer.
That’s all there is to it. Serve immediately. Makes 2-3 delicious and magical servings!