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5 Fibromyalgia Friendly Ice Cream Recipes

If you know me, you know my love for ice cream is strong! For years, the ingredients in ice cream were not a concern to me, except for the flavor! Then, as I learned about foods to avoid while living with fibromyalgia, I became FULLY aware of the amount of refined sugar my favorite sweet treat contained. Did I have to give up ice cream?

Not so fast… bananas to the rescue!

Okay, so I admit when I first heard about making ice cream with bananas, I was a bit skeptical. Homemade ice cream (made in an ice cream maker or the familiar camp tin can ice cream method) typically requires many ingredients and lots of time.

Ready for a scrumptious ice cream recipe to whip up at home without an ice cream maker? Have no fear… the recipe we're about to share has received approval from many dedicated ice cream fans. Plus, it's packed with protein, healthy fats, and dietary fiber!

Creamy Nut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Servings: 2

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas, chilled and sliced

  • 1/8 cup milk

  • 1/8 cup nut butter

Directions:

Add bananas to the food processor or blender and blend for thirty seconds. Add milk and nut butter.

Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes.

Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve!

For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.

Make it sweeter: Add 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup when blending, or drizzle dark chocolate on top before serving.

Looking for a dairy-free option? Omit the milk and increase nut butter to 1/4 cup OR try it out with your preferred dairy substitute (like almond or oat milk).


Here's a recipe round-up of our favorite ice cream flavors that can easily be created for delicious and nourishing treats. Enjoy!


Mint Dark Chocolate Chip

Servings: 2

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas, chilled and sliced

  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint, chopped

  • 1/4 cup Organic Dark Chocolate, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add bananas to the food processor or blender and blend for thirty seconds. Add mint and dark chocolate.

  2. Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes.

  3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.

Strawberry

Servings: 2

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas, chilled and sliced

  • 1 cup Strawberries, divided*

Directions:

  1. Add bananas to the food processor or blender and blend for thirty seconds. Add 3/4 cup strawberries*.

  2. Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes.

  3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.

*For some chunky strawberry ice cream, set aside 1/4 cup of chopped strawberries to add at the end


Green Tea

Servings: 2

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas, chilled and sliced

  • 1/2 teaspoon Green Tea Powder

Directions:

  1. Add bananas to the food processor or blender and blend for thirty seconds. Add green tea powder.

  2. Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes.

  3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Servings: 2

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas, chilled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder*

Directions:

  1. Add bananas to the food processor or blender and blend for thirty seconds. Add cocoa powder.

  2. Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes.

  3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.

*For some chunky chocolate ice cream, mix in 1/4 cup of organic dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts


Need a handy list of fibro-friendly foods?

Look no further – we created this straightforward cheat sheet just for you (and your refrigerator)! Check out our Fibro Food Cheat Sheet - you will want to keep it handy!

 

Disclaimer

Fibromyalgia is not a "one size fits all" diagnosis. What works for some doesn't work for others. The information provided is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Should you have any health-related questions, please consult your physician or other health care provider promptly.

 

Teresa & Hannah are fellow fibromyalgia warriors. Teresa is a certified dietary manager and wellness coach. Hannah is an occupational therapist. Together, we're a mother-daughter duo on a mission to empower others to fight against fibro.



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