Banana Raspberry "Ice Cream"

This recipe was inspired by my amazing coworkers (thanks guys!). They informed me that blended up frozen banana has a similar consistency as ice cream but without all the ridiculous calories, sugar and dairy! Score!

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I use the term ice cream loosely here because this is kind of like a frozen smoothie but if you scoop it out like ice cream and add chocolate syrup then it totally becomes ice cream. Agreed? Okay.

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Banana Raspberry "Ice Cream"

Makes about 1 1/2 cups. 210 calories total (not including chocolate syrup).

Ingredients:

-  2 very ripe bananas (peeled and frozen)

- 2.5 oz frozen raspberries

- 1/4 cup almond milk

- chocolate syrup* (optional)

*I used Hersey's lite chocolate syrup because it's only 45 calories for 2 tbsp :D

Directions:

1. chop frozen bananas into 1/4 inch slices

2. combine banana, raspberries and almond milk in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth (if your blender isn't in it's prime I would recommend blending a couple smaller batches then mixing it all together)

3. transfer the mixture to a resealable container and freeze for at least 4 hours

4. scoop ice cream into a bowl, top with chocolate syrup and enjoy!

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This treat is light, tangy and guiltless! Guiltless snacks are my favorite and this one is atop the list! You better try it.

- A