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Fruit-Based Smoothie With Ice Cream [Recipe]

Difficulty Easy

Get Ready For The Ultimate Delight!

If you’re struggling to lose weight, ice cream is off the list. However, I’m not a big fan of eliminating foods you like from your menu.

But I do know that moderation is the key. So this is what I came up with: a smoothie you can make with ice cream.

The secret to this delightful recipe is more of the healthy stuff and less of the rest.

Therefore, I include a lot of strawberries and bananas in this recipe. And only a few small scoops of ice cream.

I don’t recommend this smoothie as an everyday thing. But, as a celebratory reward, it’s perfect. And there are so many benefits to it that it is totally worth trying.

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The Many Health Benefits Of A Fruit-Based Smoothie With Ice Cream

As I mentioned earlier, you need plenty of fruit for this smoothie. The ice cream is there as the icing on the cake.

And even though there’s little ice cream involved, its taste gets enhanced by the fruits.

In fact, I use strawberries. First, because they’re delicious. Second, because they add natural sweetness to the smoothie. And third, because they are a fantastic source of health.

Rich in vitamin C, they are your immune system’s best friend. Add that there’s no fat in them whatsoever, and you’ll see why they’re the main ingredient.

Additionally, I also use bananas. They are great because they stave off hunger. When you eat bananas, you don’t need to stuff yourself with food.

Plus, you get the benefit of healthy carbs. Which bananas have plenty.

Ice cream, while not exactly a health food, contains dairy products. So it is a source of calcium, and that is good for your bones.

See here more about the nutritional content and other benefits of the main ingredients in this delicious fruit-based smoothie:

Fruit-Based Smoothie With Ice Cream Recipe

 

Fruit-Based Smoothie With Ice Cream

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Course: All DayCuisine: Occasional SmoothiesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz strawberries

  • 1 banana

  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla ice cream (slightly softened)

  • 3 ice cubes

  • 3/4 tbsp sugar

  • 1/4 cup milk (optional)

Directions

  • If using fresh strawberries, wash and remove leaves
  • If using fresh bananas, slice each banana into three halves
  • Add strawberries and the banana to your blender
  • Add ice cubes
  • Add sugar
  • Add ice cream scoops
  • Blend until you reach a nice smoothie consistency
  • Optional: For a softer consistency, add some milk

Notes

  • You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe. If you are using fresh strawberries, wash them slightly before adding them to the blender.
  • Frozen strawberries can go straight from the freezer and into the blender.
  • You can also use frozen bananas for this recipe – just make sure you peel and slice the banana up before freezing it.
  • Personally, If I use frozen strawberries or banana slices, I do not add the ice cubes. If you want a thinner consistency, you can add some more milk or some purified water.