Some days you just need some ice-cream, ya know?

....or you just need some sort of treat that tastes darn good but doesn't make you feel like you've been hit by a sugar-bomb at the same time. 

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On a rare occasion I will indulge in a few bits of an oh-so-sweet and naughty dessert, but typically, I'm looking for the following qualities when deciding on a treat to enjoy:

-it needs to contain some protein so my blood sugars can remain stable amidst the extra sugar (this nice cream has 26 grams of protein!)
-it needs to have some healthy fats...because duh, those are healthy and make the dessert oh-so-creamy (peanut butter provides the fats for this recipe)
-it needs to contain whole-food ingredients (ahem, like this ice-cream or our favorite bars
-there needs to be dark chocolate involved....always
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it needs to be sweetened with whole food that contains nutrition + fiber rather than processed sugar (dates and whole fruit are our favorite ways to sweeten!) 

My two-year-old just lapped this up like there's no tomorrow so I'm confident your entire family will think they are walkin on sunshine after they eat this. 

Stop feeling guilty about eating delicious food...just educate yourself on how to do it in a way that fuels your body and your tastebuds. 

Enjoy! 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream
serves 2-3 

2-3 frozen bananas
2 1/2 T cacao powder
2 scoops collagen peptides
2 T almond milk
1 T peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
pinch of coarse sea salt
**for extra sweetness, add 1 date, pitted
For Topping: Raw Cacao Nibs

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Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse and blend until everything is mixed. It will be the consistency of soft serve ice-cream. I had to turn my processor off several times and mix things around with a spoon. I find it helpful to use the pulse setting to get those last bits chopped up. 

Serve with raw cacao nibs. You can also freeze it and save for later! 

 

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