If you are a regular Instagram go-er or food blog follower then you have no doubt heard about the magic of frozen bananas. When blended they produce a creamy and rich ice-cream substitute, thanks to their high pectin content. The humble banana will provide about one quarter of your vitamin C needs, plenty of resistant starch (a food source for friendly gut bacteria), approx. 10% of the average person’s daily potassium requirements AND they are possibly one of the most filling fruits on the market with a low GI ranking of 52. Whizzing one of these up in the food processor makes a delish snack or dessert. I love adding in some peanut butter for a protein boost, which also makes this recipe a good option for a post-workout snack.
3 ripe bananas (spotted is best rather than on the highly bruised/black side) – frozen the night before or at least 2 hours before use
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
3/4 tsp vanilla essence
Optional: sprinkle of cinnamon and crushed peanuts to serve
Throw all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Thats it! Sprinkle on some cinnamon and enjoy 🙂