Nutty Buddy Banana Nice Cream

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The next time your kids scream for ice cream, indulge their request with this Nutty Buddy Banana Nice Cream. 

“High in potassium, fiber, vitamin E and B vitamins, this makes a great dessert for kids of all ages,” says Rebecca Izawa, a registered dietitian at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, who created the recipe below. 

Made using only four ingredients, this recipe is a whiz to whip up. 

Naturally sweet bananas transform into a creamy treat after being frozen and blended with high-protein nut butter. 

A sprinkling of pistachios adds extra protein and fiber, while a few chocolate chips make this “nice” cream feel like a true treat. 


Nutty Buddy Banana Nice Cream

Serves 8


4 large bananas, peeled and frozen

1/4 cup peanut butter or other nut butter (almond, cashew, walnut, etc.)

1/8 cup pistachios, shelled and crushed

1/8 cup chocolate chips


1. In a food processor, combine bananas and peanut butter until smooth.

2. Portion “nice cream” into four separate cups.

3. Sprinkle with pistachios and chocolate chips as desired.


Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 150; Carbohydrate: 19g; Protein: 2g; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 30mg



Published on: April 5, 2017