Zucchini Bread Nana Ice Cream
What's that one meal that you can't live without? Loaded pizza on a gluten free crust? Your favorite chocolate cake with a molten center? For this celiac, it's homemade nana ice cream decorated with granola, berries and lots of chewy/crunchy goodness. Don't know what nana ice cream is? (If so, you definitely aren't following me on Instagram and haven't seen Margie's amazing blog, Nana Ice Cream.) Basically, it's a dairy free "ice cream" created by blending frozen bananas with liquid and any other flavor add-ins (ranging from other frozen fruit to cacao powder). Want to eat your ice cream and get a punch of nutrition too? That's what triggered my favorite nice cream flavor - zucchini bread - to appear from my blender! Not only is this recipe gluten free, vegan and paleo (depending on your toppings), it's also 100% drool-worthy. Just imagine biting into a creamy spoonful of "ice cream" packed with cozy flavors like nutmeg and cinnamon, plus sweet hints from frozen fruit and vanilla...only to know that you're getting a dose of veggies at the same time. As I've written about previously, zucchini is a low in calories and sugar but high in antioxidants, potassium and Vitamin C and B. Research also shows that zucchini (and other summer squash varieties) can boost eye and heart health, help control diabetes, aid digestion and balance the thyroid and adrenal glands. Combined with bananas - which boast high levels of Vitamin B6, manganese, fiber, copper and biotin - this really is the healthiest ice cream you'll ever taste! Not to mention one of the easiest and most delicious desserts for breakfast!