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Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Kat Marris

Everybody’s feeling hot hot hot!! I know you just sang that in your head :)…

The temps have been high and that means I’m pulling out all my icy cold recipes for smoothies, ice creams and popsicles. I need recipes that can be made FAST so I can chill out ASAP!

This icy cold and super creamy chocolate banana ice cream has been my favorite recently! Sweetened with mango and loaded with rich fudgy flavor, it’s a dairy free, gluten free, plant based recipe that will cool you down!

Top your icy scoop with coconut flakes, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream or whatever you would like!

Watch the video below to see me and a very grumpy Thumper make it!!

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 peeled and sliced bananas, frozen

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Instructions

Blend until thick! Add more coconut milk as needed. Top with coconut flakes, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream or whatever you would like!

Banana Split Popsicles
Banana Split Popsicles

Oooooh boy is summer here! It's hot hot hot and the best way to cool down is with a popsicle!! These healthy popsicles not only have an amazing flavor, but they are extremely filling as well. 

I added honey into the recipe, but you could definitely leave it out. I think they are sweet enough without the honey, but you definitely have the option to sweeten them up! 

I used melted dark chocolate with crushed nuts and sprinkles for my toppings, but feel free to play with the toppings. I think that melted peanut butter drizzled over the top would taste amazing as well!

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

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Banana Split Popsicles

Makes 4 popsicles

Ingredients

POPSICLES:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled 
  • 4 large strawberries, sliced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

TOPPINGS:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted 
  • 1/3 cup crushed peanuts or pecans 
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles 
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes 

Instructions

In a blender, add all ingredients except for toppings. Pour into a 4 count mold and freeze overnight. Remove from mold and melt dark chocolate. Dip in desired toppings! Freeze until ready to eat.

 

Brownie Batter Bites
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Allow me to introduce you to the most decadent energy bite I have ever made! Chocolate packed brownie batter bites are my favorite way to recharge after a workout or crush a persistent sweet tooth! 

The base of this bite is an old Whole30 chocolate cake recipe I had tinkered with back in October. The cake failed miserably, but removing a few ingredients made a fudgy delicious energy bite!! 

The process to make these is super simple. Stir, roll and refrigerate! I like to roll my bites in mini m&m's for fun, but crushed walnuts, coconut flakes or crushed graham crackers make excellent coatings as well! 

Be sure to keep these refrigerated as they don't hold up well to heat! 

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Brownie Batter Bites

Makes 6-8 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews 
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • Water as needed to thin mixture
  • Mini m&m’s to coat 

Instructions

Add cashews to food processor and pulse until nuts are a super fine crumble. Add coconut oil (measure after you melt), cashew butter and cocoa powder and blend to combine. Add dates and blend until mixture is thick. Add water to thin if necessary. Use a tablespoon to portion and roll into balls. Roll in desired toppings and refrigerate. 

 

Apple Crumble
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Mmmm Mmmmm is all I have to say about this recipe! I had a craving for a good apple crumble minus the sugary syrup versions I have eaten in the past. Apples, cinnamon and a good oat topping is what I was looking for. I also didn't want to have a pool of butter hanging out at the bottom of my bowl when I was done eating. Clean, simple and bursting with sweet apples is what I set out to create!

The oat topping adds natural sweetness from the coconut flakes and pecans. Adding in the nuts helps give this apple crumble a nice texture and a natural buttery flavor. 

This recipe came together extremely quickly and hit my sweet tooth! I can't wait to sub the apples for cherries or peaches the next time I make this!! 

Enjoy!

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Apple Crumble

Makes 4 small servings

Ingredients  

  • 2 apples ( 1 Granny Smith, 1 Gala), diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 2 cups of your favorite dairy-free ice cream ( I like vanilla bean coconut ice cream!)

Instructions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together apples, cinnamon and honey. Pour into an ungreased 8x8 baking dish. In another bowl, combine oats, flour, honey, oil, pecans and coconut flakes. 

Pour over the top of the apples and bake for 25 minutes or until apples are soft. If you find that your apples are still hard, cover with foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!