What’s that you’re saying, Katherine? Ice cream for breakfast? Hallelujah! That’s right folks, today we are making ice cream for breakfast. This Breakfast Blueberry Banana ‘Nice’ Cream is super delicious, super quick and easy to make, and super healthy. All you need to get that classic creamy ice cream texture is some bananas.
This blueberry nice cream is one of my go-to breakfast recipes (if you follow us on Instagram you’ve probably seen this recipe on my storied before). I absolutely love having an ice cream smoothie bowl for my breakfast, at any time of the year! The thing I love most about these dishes is their versatility. If you haven’t already noticed, we’re big on versatile recipes here, and this nice cream is another one to add to the list!
This blueberry banana nice cream is super easy to make. Think smooth and creamy ice cream, refreshingly healthy! All you need are some Fairtrade bananas, blueberries (both organic of course), maca/mushroom/cocoa powder (I use maca basically every single time), your favourite nut butter (I’m using 100% peanut butter, as always), a dash of vanilla, and your choice of plant milk.
That’s all there is too it! Oh, and the toppings, of course. You can’t forget those. The toppings really finish this recipe off perfectly for me. I tend to go for nuts and seeds, but you can add whatever you want e.g. chocolate chips! Honestly, bananas are an essential in my kitchen, I use them for everything, and they’re perfect for breakfast bowls.
Let’s talk details.
Firstly, make sure your bananas are organic and Fairtrade. Both of these factors are super important to me, the same with any other foods that have been imported. Buying Fairtrade foods means that the farmers and workers growing and harvesting your bananas, cocoa beans, coffee, etc., are being treated well and paid the amounts they deserve. You can read more about the importance of buying organic foods in THIS blog post.
You’ll also want to slice your bananas before adding them to the freezer, making for easier blending later on. When it comes to the blueberries, you can use fresh or frozen depending on whether or not they’re currently in season. I made this recipe in the winter, so I used frozen blueberries because they weren’t yet in season.
Add the frozen bananas and blueberries into your highspeed blender (I used a Magimix) along with a couple tsp of your favourite cocoa powder (or other). As mentions earlier, I absolutely love using maca powder in my ice cream bowls. Maca is a plant related to the broccoli, cauliflower, etc, and has a long history of being used in Peruvian culinary and medicine. Maca powder is made from the root of the plant and has an extremely earthy and nutty flavour. It’s super nutritious and super tasty. You can probably classify it as a superfood.
Along with the maca powder, I love adding nut butters to give my smoothie bowls a creamy, nutty flavour (as well as adding some healthy fats). I tend to go for peanut butter, but it has to be organic and 100% made from peanuts. No other ingredients necessary. Add a splash of vanilla, a couple tbsp of your go-to plant milk, and blend on mid-to-low until completely smooth and creamy.
Top with whatever you want. I love adding almonds or cashews, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and some extra blueberries, but you can add whatever you have to hand. And that’s all there is to it! A super healthy, super creamy, super tasty ice cream breakfast for one. What more could you possible ask for? It’s my favourite way to start the day, for sure.
And that’s all there is to it! As always, if you make this Healthy Breakfast Blueberry Banana Nice Cream, make sure you leave a like and a comment down below! I absolutely love hearing from you guys, and you can be sure that I’ll try my best to get back to you soon! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @amongsttheflour I love seeing the photos of recipes you’ve all made!
Have a beautiful week, happy March, and I wish you a safe and warm rest of the winter! I look forward to hearing from your soon!
Healthy Breakfast Blueberry Banana Nice Cream
- preparation time: 5 minutes
- blend time: 2-5 minutes
- total time: 10 minutes
- serves: 1
- 2 Fairtrade organic bananas, sliced and frozen
- 100g frozen organic blueberries
- 2 tsp maca powder (or cocoa powder)
- 1 tbsp 100% peanut butter (or other)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Unsweetened plant milk, to blend
- Toppings of choice e.g. nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, fruits
- In a highspeed blender, add the frozen bananas and blueberries, maca powder, nut butter, vanilla, and a few tbsp of plant milk.
- Blend on medium-low until completely smooth and creamy. Add more plant milk as necessary until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Transfer to your favourite breakfast bowl, top with whatever you like (my favourites are almonds or cashews, chia seeds, and hemp seeds). Enjoy!