Ok, can I first start off by saying that this picture does this recipe little to NO justice; I apologize and take full responsibility on not providing better visual images, but I could not wait to share recipe.
There are two things in life I really love- 1. Bananas and 2. Literally any green tea or green tea flavored food. So combine those two loves and what do you get? This magical mixture and one happy me! Banana ice creams are all the rave right now, especially in Hawai‘i with this ‘nana ice cream stand that opened up recently called Banan that people on O‘ahu just can’t seem to shut up about and stop Instagraming. Just a side note, Banan is a really cool farm-to-table Hawai‘i business that supports local famers, and if you’re ever VISITING O‘ahu you should definitely check them out. However, if you have access to a good blender and your favorite kinds of fruit then save yourself $6-$10 and make all their recipes yourself. This ‘nana ice cream recipe is easy, simple, affordable, a way better alternative to real ice cream and frozen yogurt and full of nutrients from the matcha powder. I even made it for my boyfriend and his family while visiting them on Kaua‘i this summer and they LOVEEED it! Here’s the gist.
Serves 2 people generously.
- 3-4 frozen bananas- prices will vary (If you have access to apple bananas, use 6-8 of those instead! It makes the ice cream come out even sweeter and creamier)
- 1 Tbs honey (or sub maple syrup if vegan)- $3.69, bottle @ Trader Joe’s
- 2 Tbs organic pure matcha green tea powder- $19.95, 1 lb bag @ Amazon.com
- For fresh bananas: Place bananas in freezer overnight or until rock solid (about five hours minimum).
- Place all ingredients in high-speed blender (I used a Vitamix) and pulse and smash mix using a wooden spoon or blender wand for about three minutes or until a thick ice cream-textured mix forms.
- Shovel mix into a bowl, top with granola, bee pollen or chocolate chips and enjoy!
I love this recipe because it’s so simple yet so satisfying when you’re having those late night sweet tooth cravings and don’t want to break your diet by indulging in sugars your body will hate you for later. Also, there are endless possibilities with this recipe so don’t be afraid to switch up your powders and play around with it. I’ve made different flavors of banana ice cream using unsweetened coco powder, plain ground cinnamon and even PB 2 powdered peanut butter. Ok, now what are you waiting for, go get blending!
To health infinity and beyond!