What is it about Saturdays that makes me want to indulge in sweets?! To make matters “worse” I live near Boulder where those self-serve frozen yogurt places with the pay-by-the-ounce topping bars are a dime a dozen. But, I can’t eat that on the regular. Ohhh, I know, I know! Chocolate frozen yogurt topped with Butterfinger crumbles, brownie bites, peanut butter sauce, mochi, and fresh banana slices is freakin’ delicious! (I won’t even TRY to deny that!)
So here’s a little trick that’s well known in the raw diet circuit and has been going around the interwebs. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now:
Step 1: Peel and freeze banana.
Step 2: Stick frozen banana in blender.
And… that’s it. I top mine with slap-chopped nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon ’cause cinnamon has a way of making food look prettier – just ask Starbucks.
You have to try this banana concoction. It’s so creamy and delicious (there’s a “that’s what she said” joke in there somewhere.)
Here’s the caveat:
Admittedly, even though this qualifies as Paleo I still treat it like a cup of self serve frozen yogurt topped with Butterfingers and brownies. That is to say, I don’t indulge in it very often. After all, an 8″ banana packs 17 grams of sugar. And while I absolutely agree that a banana has its rightful place in a nutritious diet, I still believe a sugar is a sugar is a sugar. If I didn’t, I’d probably be getting drunk off fruit juice right now. I tend to stick with 1/2 a banana max and I eat this wanna-be frozen yogurt maybe once a month. So that’s my personal full disclosure.