Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Raspberry-Acai Banana Ice Cream


I've wanted to try adding acai powder to banana ice cream for a while now and recently I finally got around to doing so! The powder from the fabulous little acai berry adds an extra fruity punch to existing flavours and brings with it a whole host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Acai is especially tasty when paired with blueberries or raspberries (or both!) and will yield either a deep purple colour (with blueberries) or more of a pinky-purple shade (with raspberries). Regardless of which fruit you use the end result is the same - delicious, nutritious and an absolutely stunning colour!




Ingredients
Serves 1 
  • 3 - 4 ripe frozen bananas* 
  • 1/4 cup water**
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 6 - 8 opened acai berry capsules or 1 tbsp acai berry powder 

* everything tastes better with ripe bananas and they're a lot easier for your body to digest. Peel and chop them into bite-sized pieces before freezing them. You can also use more than 4 if you want a larger meal, we all have different nutritional needs!
** you may be able to use less liquid (or even none at all) depending on the strength of your food processor. Mine is quite small so I need a bit of liquid to help get everything moving.



Method

Put the frozen banana chunks and raspberries into a food processor or high-speed blender (you may want to leave them for about 10 minutes before you start blending so it's easier for your processor to break them up) then add the water (if using) and blend the fruit until it's a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to stop the motor every minute or so to make sure your machine doesn't overheat - you can also break the banana up a bit with a spoon to ensure it all blends in properly. Once it's smooth add the acai powder and blend again until it's incorporated, then transfer the ice cream into a bowl and enjoy!


I buy my acai capsules from this website.


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4 comments

  1. wow, I'm following you on Instagram for a while now. But this is the first time I see your blog. It's wonderful! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so so much, you've absolutely made my day with that comment! You're so sweet :) x

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  2. Wow! This is your best picture yet! Always look forward to your posts, Meghan! <3

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