Mint Chocolate Chip “Nice” Cream

Article written and reviewed by Tara Kemp
Published May 8, 2018

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AuthorTara Kemp

If you've been craving your beloved mint chip ice-cream, we're here for you. This recipe is reminiscent of the traditional version, just as creamy and dreamy, but with way healthier ingredients that actually support you in reversing insulin resistance. Recipe and photos by Erin Stanczyk at EatMoveRest.com.

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Yields2 ServingsCategory,
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 mins

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 6 ripe, spotted bananas
 1 tsp spirulina powder
 12 tbsp fresh mint leaves (or 1 drop peppermint extract)
 2 tbsp raw cacao nibs

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1

Peel bananas and slice into a few chunks. Freeze on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper overnight (if doing this step ahead of time, once frozen, transfer to a tupperware container for long-term storage).

2

Place frozen bananas in food processor or high speed blender. *Important: Allow to thaw for a few minutes before blending so that appliance will not overheat or blades become dull.

3

Once blended smooth, add in spirulina powder until desired hue of green is achieved.

4

Add in mint leaves or peppermint extract to taste.

5

Transfer your serving to a bowl, top with cacao nibs, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cups

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.2g8%
Total Carbohydrate 84.5g29%
Dietary Fiber 10.8g44%
Protein 8.4g17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

 6 ripe, spotted bananas
 1 tsp spirulina powder
 12 tbsp fresh mint leaves (or 1 drop peppermint extract)
 2 tbsp raw cacao nibs

Directions

1

Peel bananas and slice into a few chunks. Freeze on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper overnight (if doing this step ahead of time, once frozen, transfer to a tupperware container for long-term storage).

2

Place frozen bananas in food processor or high speed blender. *Important: Allow to thaw for a few minutes before blending so that appliance will not overheat or blades become dull.

3

Once blended smooth, add in spirulina powder until desired hue of green is achieved.

4

Add in mint leaves or peppermint extract to taste.

5

Transfer your serving to a bowl, top with cacao nibs, and enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip “Nice” Cream

About the author 

Tara Kemp

Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education at Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.