Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you let it be.
Don’t let your mind take over and stress you out when you think about eating healthy, filter those negative thoughts out. Think about in the long run and how once you maintain this habit, it will be something that you can quickly put into your day to day routine.
Instead of making this a daunting thing lets create a good practice and making healthy dishes fun just like we enjoy making brownies or cookies lets take that same motive and apply it to make a healthy meal.
For this setup meals, we are going to have some sweet treats on today’s menu. Now, these aren’t your usual sweets but they can pass as some and you won’t feel bad after eating them.
4 large ripe bananas
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp sliced almonds toasted
First, you are going to peel your bananas and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Then, you will place them into a large zip-close plastic bag and make sure you squeeze all the air out of the bag. You are going to put the bag into the freezer until the bananas are frozen solid.
You can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 hours or even overnight. Once your bananas are frozen solid, you will place them into a food processor and puree, once you have done this once or twice add in your vanilla and pulse until mixed. Then you are going to put this mixture into a bowl once it’s finished mixing.
You can add your ice cream into a bowl and sprinkle your almonds on top, or you can cover up and place in the refrigerator for a day and then serve.
1 ¼ tsp unflavored gelatin
2 tsp cold water
1 vanilla bean, split or ¾ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
¾ cup half and half
¾ cup of sugar
These can be made in whatever you please; you can make them in 4 (5-oz) ramekins, 6 (5-oz) custard cups, or wine glasses, but make sure you spray them with nonstick spray. On to your mixture, you are going to sprinkle the gelatin over water in a cup. Then let that stand until gelatin has softened about 5 minutes.
While that is softening, you are going to be preparing your vanilla bean. With an edge of a small knife, you are going to split the vanilla bean pod and scrape out its seeds while reserving both pod and seeds.
Now to make the custard, you’re going to get a small saucepan and put it on medium heat and combine your buttermilk, half and half, sugar and vanilla pods and seeds. While cooking whisk occasionally until the mixture is hot and the sugar has dissolved, this should take 4 to 5 minutes. Then you are going to remove the saucepan and add in your gelatin mixture, whisking that it until its completely dissolved.