Goopified: Banana Ice-Cream with Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds

I don’t have an Oscar, Beyonce is not my best friend, and my husband doesn’t front a rock band but thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook I can still enjoy a taste of the Goop life.  So before I visit my local grocer (Ralphs) and we embark on this kitchen adventure, let me slip on an organic tee so we can begin.

 “Banana “Ice-Cream” with Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds

Out of all the recipes, this one seemed easy and fun to make (just as long as you ignore the 3 hour prep time). It also  seemed like the perfect snack, for those who are keeping an eye on their intake, lactose intolerant, or vegan/vegetarian.

DIY_BananaIceCream_Ingredients

Prep Time: 3 1/2hrs

What You Will Need:

– 4 Bananas (peeled and sliced into rounds)

– 1 small packet of chopped or slivered almonds (preferably toasted, but if you can’t buy them that way, you can toast them yourself in the oven)

– 2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup (we used Agave syrup) and an additional 2 tsp of Maple Syrup (kept separate)

-1/2 Tbsp of coarse sea salt

– 1/2 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk

-2 Tbsp of Vanila Extract

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Step One:

Line a tray with wax paper and set aside.  Peel bananas and thinly slice them into rounds.  Lay down rounds on lined tray and pop in the freezer for 3hrs.

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Step Two:

In a bowl mix almonds, 2 Tbsp of syrup, and salt.  Set aside.

Step Three

Blend the frozen bananas, almond milk, and remaining 2 tsp of syrup in a blender until creamy, like ice cream.

Step Four

Sprinkle almonds on top and serve.

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Simple, healthy and delicious.

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