my lavender blues

March 7, 2016

Healthy Blueberry Banana “Ice Cream” Cone

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

 

Monday, bloody Monday.

I actually really have no business for pooping on this day of the week, being that I technically have no job or office to walk into come Monday morning, yet I still manage to experience serious FOMO every time I hop on to social media and read about how someone would rather be sat on by a half ton man than wake up and go into an office.

Makes sense, right?

company loves misery apparently. 

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

BUT I also love to brighten up a miserable day……. which is where this healthy blueberry banana “ice cream” cone comes in to play….. 

Everyone loves ice cream. amiright? And if you’re going to be super annoying and argue with me that ice cream isn’t awesome AF than perhaps this post isn’t for you…… so stop reading. 

BUT want to know what is better than ice-cream? Kind of? Okay well not like Ben & Jerrys better, but seriously really good? “Ice cream” that is ACTUALLY healthy AND tastes good AND (double and) has the same exact texture as the nirvana churned cream. 

Four ingredients + a waffle cone? For breakfast? Yes, I think I’ll take ten, thank you very much. Frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, some nut butter (I used jiffy peanut butter, i know I’m terrible, but I really have an addiction to that artificial peanutty sugary crap) and a milk of your choice (I used whole milk, because I wanted to accentuate my saddle bags this morning). Blend it all together until its good and creamy, plop it in a sweet waffle cone (I used Keeblers, only 50 calories a cone) and you’ve got what mornings are supposed to be made of, rainbows, unicorns & a little bit of sunshine. 

Recipe Notes:

None today, simple.

5.0 from 8 reviews
Healthy Blueberry Banana "Ice Cream" Cone
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries + 8-10 for topping off
  • 2 frozen bannas, sliced (about 8 slices per banana will work)
  • ½ - ¾ cup milk (almond, coconut, dairy doesn't matter)
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond, whatever you want)
  • 2 Waffle cones
Instructions
  1. In a blender (or food processor) add blueberries, bananas, ½ cup milk & peanut butter. Blend/pulse until smooth. If more milk is needed for a smoother consistency add 1 tbsp at a time.
  2. Scoop out into waffle cone, top with some blueberries and serve immediately.

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

Healthy Smoothie Ice Cream Cone

  1. Bethany via athletic avocado

    March 7th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    So simple yet so deliciously satisfying! The cone is a game changer!

  2. Julia

    March 7th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    So beyond simple! I couldn’t believe I never thought to throw it all in a cone before…….. thanks!!!

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    March 7th, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    LOVE the shots of this ice cream.. definitely craving for some hot weather (and an ice cream) right now!

  4. Julia

    March 7th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Thalia! I know, we had one warm day here and I took total advantage of it :):):) For now I”ll continue to have to boost up my heat to enjoy this sweet treat 😉

  5. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices

    March 8th, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Ah ah, that was a fun read. I suffer from a bit of FOMO, but definitely after eating this cone for breakfast I would jump up and down in pure happiness. And maybe forget to go to work 😉 . Your pics are so intriguing, as usual.

  6. Julia

    March 8th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    haha that sounds like me all of the time =D thanks nicoletta!!!! xoxo

  7. Claudia | The Brick Kitchen

    March 8th, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Those photos!! So gorgeous. and I looove how you popped it in a cone – perfect for mondays! Monday’s for me means going back to uni (not so fun) but next week is a public holiday so monday will be more like an extension of the weekend – so excited for three days off!! x

  8. Julia

    March 9th, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Claudia!!!! I know, unfortunately since I started doing this, I haven’t been able to stop. I managed to even wipe peanut butter & jelly on the inside of a cone since I’m permanently hooked =/ You’ll need those days off! I can’t even imagine!! Treat yourself to some delicious food (and take yourself out, you deserve it!) xoxo

  9. Don

    March 9th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Yum. Like your photos and your writing. Makes me hungry and makes me laugh.

  10. Julia

    April 7th, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks Don!! Good to know that there aren’t always crickets on the other end =D

  11. Haley

    April 7th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve been doing this EVERY night with a couple adjustments. I use cashew milk, because I’m fancy like that. I also throw in some shredded unsweetened coconut!

    Also, if you’re like me and using a low quality blender/food processor, I recommend blending the ingredients right out of the freezer without the liquid first. It helps break everything into super small pieces to make it smoother

  12. Julia

    April 7th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    AHH I LOVE your adjustments and I secretly (but not so secretly since now I’m writing this) want to change the recipe to include your recs and I’ll name it after you……. “The Haley”.

    And excellent tip on the processing bit – you so smaht. Thank you <33333

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