Big Ol’ Bowl of Choco-Banana “Ice Cream”

Although it’s smack in the dead of winter right now, sometimes your body just CRAVES something summery. Or MAYBE you’d just prefer to day dream about the beach, while laying sprawled across your couch, wearing the new bikini you just purchased 6 months in advance for the summer, with “do you like pina coladas” blasting in the background. And given this particularly psychotic and strange normal situation, you may just want to enjoy a refreshing bowl of deliciousness. What better way to smooth your cravings than over a bowl of Choco-Banana “Ice Cream”??

This simple and healthy, yet satisfying treat will be the perfect cure for your summertime sadness/seasonal depression/hating yourself for not living in Florida or So Cal/whatever it may be coped up anger. So lay back, enjoy the frozen banana bowl, and pray that the groundhog foreshadows a short winter!
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Ingredients:
2 Large Frozen Bananas
½ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
¼ Cup Natural Coconut Water
5-6 Ice Cubes
½ scoop (or more!) of Chocolate Protein Powder (I use a RAW, Plant-Based Protein, but any one will do!)
½ tsp ground Cinnamon
1 drop of vanilla crème stevia

Additional Toppings:
Goji Berries
Cacao Nibs
Flax Seeds
Pecans
Strawberries
Blueberries

Directions:

>>Blend all of the ingredients together either in a blender (thank goodness for my vitamix!!) or food processor – keep in mind it should be a thick texture but if you find it won’t blend at all, slowly add more almond milk until you get the right consistency (leave out the additional toppings listed above until later!).
>> After 30 secs or so, remove from the blender into a big bowl and place in the freezer for a good 10-20 minutes.
>>Remove from freezer, layer on your additional toppings and enjoy!!

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