Saturday, August 2, 2014

BANANA CHOCOLATE "ICECREAM" 


Apron: Cath Kidston -- another London favorite!!

Since returning home from London, my mom, my sister and I have really been trying to eat healthy and cleanse our bodies from all the amazingly good (but bad) food we ate during our time in Europe. Although we had a really good time doing it, as I shared before, it took its toll. But, since trying to change our lifestyle, I honestly can't even begin to explain the transition it has made on the way that I feel and look. Eating healthy however, can be hard, especially at my age, unless, you know how to do it. Eating healthy and being healthy doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up on good food. You just have to give up on sugary foods, easier said than done however. Anyways, the other day I was in the mood for something sweet without eating something I might regret. So, I made these. Banana chocolate "ice cream" balls. Let me tell ya, they are delicious and totally good for you! They were the perfect "treat". So, if you're in a pickle and need a good chocolatey "pick me up" or a good afternoon snack/dessert, try these! They are so easy  and I couldn't be more excited to share the recipe with all you lovelies…

Here's what you'll need:

For the "Ice-cream" bon bons:
3 medium ripe bananas -- frozen and cut into about 1 inch slices
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the chocolate topping:
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil 
1/3 cup of honey 
a few dashes of salt

Instructions:

1. Take your frozen banana slices out of the freezer and place them in a mixer along with the vanilla extract. 

2. Once the bananas are smooth and creamy place them into a freezer tight container and freeze until the "ice-cream" is hard but scoop-able (about 2 hours)

3. Once hardened, scoop them onto a pan covered in parchment paper and put them back in the freezer until they are very hard. 

 Meanwhile, start on the dark chocolate sauce…

4. place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together

5. Once the banana ice-cream is hardened, remove from the freezer and (quickly) use a wooden stick to dip the frozen balls into the chocolate sauce and allow a few seconds for the chocolate to harden and place back onto the pan.

6. Once all the bananas are covered in chocolate put back in the freezer for as long as desired.

7. Remove and enjoy!


** I had left over chocolate sauce so I poured a thin layer over the parchment paper, allowed them to harden in the freezer, sliced them up and voila.. You've got yourself some heathy, homemade chocolates!


Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Have a great weekend! 




P.S. There are only TWO days left to shop the amazing Nordstorm Anniversary Sale click below to shop some of my favorites!

XO Megs…




1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the recipe Megan! It was a perfect treat for a hot summer night.

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