‘Tis the season…to overindulge!
Nothing says the holidays like eating, eating and more eating—stuffed turkeys, glazed hams, buttery potatoes, carbs and calories galore! It’s no wonder so many of us make resolutions for the New Year to lose weight, eat healthier or cut back on sugar. We’re trying to repent for the previous six weeks of our lives!
Here is a sweet treat you can gorge on and not feel an ounce of guilt afterward–Pumpkin “Ice Cream.”
Now, ice cream is in quotes because it’s not really ice cream at all. There is no dairy in it but it still has all the creamy goodness of a bowl full of sin. The creaminess comes from the frozen banana base.
I have been making frozen banana “ice cream” for a while now and I love experimenting with flavor combinations. This pumpkin version is perfect for the season and your family will be begging for more.
Each ingredient boasts nutritional value so you can feel great about letting them indulge! Bananas are rich in iron and potassium, pumpkin is high in vitamin A and can help support a strong immune system, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and agave nectar is low on the glycemic index so it won’t spike your blood sugar. How’s that for a perfect treat?
All that and it’s easy to make too!
Pumpkin “Ice Cream”
8 Bananas, peeled, cut and frozen for at least 4 hours
1 15 Oz. Can of Organic Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 Tbs. Organic Raw Agave Nectar
2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until well combined and smooth.
- Transfer to an air-tight, freezer-safe container with a lid and freeze for at least an hour.
- Top with a dash of cinnamon, serve and enjoy!
Angel is a stay-at-home mama to a feisty, rambunctious toddler girl named Jacquelyn (aka Jax). A lover of all things adorable, Angel enjoys party-planning, cooking, napping with her daughter and date nights with her husband. You can catch up with Angel at Yay! Babyblog where she muses about motherhood, shares delicious family favorite recipes and offers tips for fabulous entertaining. There’s always reason to shout out loud – Yay Baby!