In a world where dietary preferences and restrictions abound, it’s important to celebrate the concept of food neutrality which means…
Finding joy and satisfaction in the array of ingredients and flavors that can bring us together, regardless of our dietary choices.
Which is why I can’t wait for you to try this guilt-free pleasure – a vegan chocolate ice cream topped with fresh berries! Let’s dive into the health benefits of the star ingredients…
Bananas: This fruit is naturally sweet which helps reduce the amount of added sugars in the recipe. Plus, bananas provide a creamy texture without the need of dairy or eggs. This powerhouse food is also a rich source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
Maple Syrup: Unlike refined sugar, maple syrup has some minerals and antioxidants including manganese and zinc, while providing a depth of caramel-like sweetness to this vegan chocolate ice cream.
Cocoa Powder: The ingredient that brings the rich, chocolatey taste to this vegan treat. Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, and it contains compounds that promote the release of endorphins.
In addition to the ingredients above, just a little vanilla extract and fresh berries complete this dessert. Get the recipe below!
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 2 frozen bananas (peeled)
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- Topping: Fresh fruit (Raspberries are my favorite fruit to pair with this ice cream any berry will work!)
- In a food processor, chop the frozen bananas.
- Then add the remaining ingredients except for the fresh fruit. Puree.
- Garnish with fresh fruit to serve. Enjoy!
If you are following the SBH Plant-Based Meal Plan, one serving of Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (without fresh fruit) is approximately:
- 1 serving Fruit
- 1 serving Grains
Note: Strong.Bold.Healthy does not promote calorie counting. However, being that some may use calorie counting as a tool to help maintain a healthy weight, 1 serving of Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (without fresh fruit) is approximately 153 calories. Nutritional information is a rough estimate.