29 Mar SMOOTHIE REDUX – HEALTHY BANANA ICE CREAM
Boy have we missed our smoothie guru, Christine Joos, at Ladyland HQ! Thankfully she’s back with this divine banana ice cream smoothie just in time for our Easter gorge, but guess what? Consuming this is only going to make you more healthy. What a rush! Here’s how she does it…
Have you ever found yourself wishing that ice cream was really healthy? Well, help is on the way…This banana ice cream smoothie recipe is mega-easy to make and the possibilities for variations are endless. Plus it’s dairy, gluten and wheat free. It will make you feel amazing with every sip, even after eating, because it’s super healthy as well as super tasty. Result.
Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted into serotonin, the brain’s happiness neurotransmitter. Studies also suggest that tryptophan plays a role in preserving memory and improving your mood.
Goji berries contain vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, selenium and other amazing antioxidants to blitz those pesky free-radicals.
The raspberries give your ice cream a gorgeous colour and are a great source of plant-derived nutrients, minerals and vitamins which are essential for good health – namely vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber – essential for good digestion. They’re also a great source of copper, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin E, magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. All that in a humble berry!
- 1 banana (ripe, peeled and frozen)
- 1 handful frozen raspberries
- maple syrup (or honey) to taste
- dessicated coconut (optional)
- goji berries (optional)
Cut the banana into chunky pieces and blend with them the raspberries and maple syrup until smooth. Top with goji berries and coconut. Enjoy responsibly!
Christine Joos, aka @london_yogini, is a designer, smoothie alchemist, yoga teacher and mum who lives in North London. She’s a passionate yogini who believes in the transformative power of nutrition. As well as posting her wellbeing inspo here, you can also find her flexing her creative muscles for brands like ASOS, Virgin and Adidas.