4th of July Healthy Treat


Healthy Holiday Recipe of the Week

Cocoa Banana Ice Cream

A healthy alternative for a 4th of July ice cream treat!


  • 1 Banana (cut into small pieces, placed into plastic bag, and frozen)
  • 1.5 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 14 Dry Roasted Salted Peanuts (or nuts of choice)


Place the frozen banana pieces and cocoa powder in a food processor or blender. Process on and off several times until mixture is creamy. Stir in peanuts (or nuts of choice). Enjoy!

Yield: One (1) serving

Nutrition Information

Calories: 193; Total Fat: 7g; Total Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Total Sugars: 15g (Added 0g); Protein: 5g; Sodium: 95mg; Potassium: 552mg; Calcium: 17mg; Vitamin D: 0mcg; Iron: 1 mcg






Tufts University. (2020, June 29). Cocoa banana ice cream. Nutrition Letter: Your Guide to Living Healthier Longer. https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/healthy-eating/recipes/cocoa-banana-ice-cream?MailingID=72&st=email&sc=WU20200630-Clearance&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=How+Do+You+Choose+a+Healthy+Diet%3F&utm_campaign=WU20200630-Clearance


About rrluthi

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