Healthy Cookie Dough Ice Cream
4 overripe, frozen bananas
2 Tbs cashew nut butter
pinch of salt
It's handy to have some pre-cut, frozen bananas in the freezer
Peel bananas and cut into pieces, freeze in an airtight bag or container.
1/4 cup quick or rolled oats
2 Tbsp blanched almonds
1/4 cup cashew or almond nut butter
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional- chocolate chips to your taste, there are sugar free and vegan varieties available
Add oats and blanched almonds to a food processor and pulse into fine flour
Add cashew or almond nut butter, honey, vanilla and salt.
Blend to combine. Stir in choc chips. Scoop out and roll into a ball.
To make the ice cream, blend frozen bananas, nut butter and salt
Pour ice cream into a serving dish and scatter pieces of cookie dough through.
Tip - Cashew or almond butter is easy to make and less expensive than store bought nut butters.
Add a cup of raw cashews or almonds to a food processor, high speed blender or Nutribullet.
The nuts will process to a fine flour, natural oils are released with further blending to make a smooth nut butter.
Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil if it has not blended to a butter after 5 minutes, blend until smooth.
Store in a glass container in the fridge and use as a high protein spread or in recipes like this.