We'll give up a lot in the name of a healthy diet: gluten, dairy, the whole brunch menu. But there's one thing that's absolutely non-negotiable — dessert. That, you'll have to pry from our cold, chocolate-covered hands. Fortunately, it won't come to that. Because we dreamed up recipes for three fantastically healthy desserts. Before you roll your eyes, thinking this is another put-grapes-in-the-freezer piece, hear us out. Chocolate mousse. Ice cream. A fresh-baked crumbly crisp. Do we have your attention? Grab a spoon, and dig in.
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Peanut-Butter Banana Ice Cream
This is it, you guys. All scientists everywhere can officially retire. We figured out a truly healthy ice cream that you'll actually want to eat. The glorious secret? Bananas. That's pretty much it — sorry, scientists. This amazing confection is packed with nothing but good-for-you nutrients, and satisfies both hunger and your sweet tooth. It's smooth, crunchy, sweet, salty, and requires all the effort of pushing a button. Where's our Nobel?
5 ripe (or slightly brown) bananas
2 heaping tbsp chunky peanut butter
2 heaping tbsp raw honey
Peel bananas and slice into half-inch pieces. Line them up on a plate and freeze for an hour.
Once firmly frozen solid, put bananas into a food processor or blender and add peanut butter and honey.
Blend until smooth!
We like eating this right away, when it's soft-serve consistency. If you prefer a hard, scoop-able ice cream, just pop it back into the freezer for an hour.
We dare you to wait that long.
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