I am thrilled to welcome Jessica Reinhart to Live the Fancy Life today. She recently designed and implemented an educational nutrition program for a pre-school class (yes, messy) and had a blast teaching the kids some simple healthy snack recipes. Please welcome Jessica!
It’s summer time and boy is it a hot one! All I have on the brain are snacks that will keep me cool – especially my favorite treat, ice cream. Sadly, as delicious as ice cream is, it’s not something that I can eat a container of guilt-free. And I know many parents who don’t want their kids overeating it either.
Luckily, there is a yummy and healthy alternative that you can eat plenty of without thinking twice. Banana ice cream! This simple and delicious treat is inexpensive, easy to make and as a bonus, it’s full of potassium (an essential nutrient)! This is a snack your kids will go bananas for!
Ingredients (makes about 1 ¼ cups):
2-3 tablespoons of milk (I used almond milk, but any type would work)
1 tablespoon of honey (you could also use maple syrup or agave)
Peanut butter (you could also add this in to the food processor)
- Peel and slice the bananas into small sections then put in the freezer (even for just an hour or two is fine)
- Put the banana slices into a food processor (a high speed blender would work too), add milk and blend until it starts to look smooth and creamy (it should look thick, not runny)
- Stop the processor and add in the honey. Blend again for a few seconds
- Remove from the processor, add toppings and enjoy!
Jessica Reinhart is a Minnesota native living in Washington, DC with her boyfriend and adorable new pup. Jessica recently became a certified health coach and loves trying out new recipes and fun cooking ideas. She recently designed and implemented an educational nutrition program for a pre-school class. Jessica will be sharing healthy snacks for children on Live the Fancy Life monthly.