Banana Ice cream and why strawberries are an indicator of liveliness

Good morning from 26 degree hot UK! Birds are chirping as crazy, my neighbours are sun-bathing or mow the lawn wearing shorts, the kids who usually play in the court behind our apartment stay inside. When I came back from a run this morning, I was literally boiling and craving a cold shower.

On a morning like this, there is no better breakfast than a big bowl of banana ice cream! So refreshing and sweet, nourishing but light πŸ˜€ It’s the best. I obviously got in touch with it first, when there was a flood of “nicecream” pictures on Instagram, for which I am 100% grateful – they are just so pretty πŸ™‚ and inspiring.

Fun fact: The first time I made one myself, I put a whole banana (including the peel) into the freezer. That was one year back in Germany at my parents house… the peel turned completely black and my mom who anyway was a bit sceptical regarding my new dietary habits got even more sceptical when she saw the banana πŸ˜€ oh well…since then I have learned that it is way better to but the peeled (!) banana cut into chunks into a tupperware container and place the tupperware container in the freezer. Easy. Non-sceptical moms guaranteed!

In addition to Bananas, I am overly happy to find lots and lots of cheap strawberries at the supermarket again. It is great how the prices easily show which fruits are in season – these days, 400 grams of Strawberries are Β£1,50, next week it might be peaches, and god knows what it will be after that πŸ™‚ So, when I go to the supermarket, I usually pick the least expensive fruits knowing that they will also be the tastiest since they are locally produced AND in season ❀ I love seasons, and how nature’s products indicate that the earth is turning.

Let’s jump into the recipe now which is probably the most simple one in the world.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Bananas (chopped, frozen)
  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk
  • toppings that you love (for the bowls in the photo I used)
    • chocolate nibs
    • pumpkin seeds
    • dried apricots
    • pistachios
    • granola
    • cranberries
    • popped amaranth

What to do?:

  1. Place bananas and milk in a blender and blend – alternatively, if you don’t have a proper jug blender (like me 😦 ), just place a few banana chunks in a big jar and blend them with a bit of pb milk, and blend with a hand blender. Place a few more chunks, blend again and repeat until you have blended in everything.
  2. Place the mixture in a bowl and decorate with your choice of toppings. VoilΓ , enjoy and fight that heat πŸ™‚

 

 


2 thoughts on “Banana Ice cream and why strawberries are an indicator of liveliness

  1. If you steal your mums tupperware for your own freezer in another country, you might still experience “sceptical” mums πŸ˜‰

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