Sunday is the day we’ve all been waiting for – It’s National Ice Cream Day!
It seems like every day is a National Something Day – and usually it involves food, food that is not healthy. (I have yet to hear of National Spinach Day…) But ice cream, that is definitely a day to observe and celebrate, because…well, ice cream. All this week, we’ve been celebrating on our Instagram by posting some of our favorite healthy ice cream alternatives – some yummy recipes and some delicious dairy free options. If you’re like me and you stomach cannot tolerate dairy products, check out our Spinach Ice Cream Recipe here and our Chocolate Protein Ice Cream here.
Today, we share our final, favorite healthy ice cream alternative recipe…and just like the others, it’s not quite ice cream, but will go a ways to satisfy the craving.
At Costco, they sell packages of frozen acai. Acai berries are a fruit that look similar to grapes and had lots of press a few years ago as THE superfood you must have. They are chock full of antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Again, as with our other ice cream alternatives, you need a heavy duty blender – we use a Blendtec.
Another Ice Cream Alternative | Acai Bowl Recipe
- 1 small banana
- 1 pack frozen acai berry (the kind they have at Costco is called Sambazon)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 TBSP almond or peanut butter (because peanut butter makes everything better)
- optional – spinach or a small amount of kale
Run the acai packet under some cold water for about 5 seconds before opening. This helps you break it up into smaller chunks for your blender. Toss it all into the blender and blend until smooth. You might need to stop and scrape the sides down a few times. Pour into a bowl and put some toppings on top!
- sliced banana
- seeds – flax, pumpkin, chia, etc.
- raw honey
- cacao nibs