Banana “Ice Cream”

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This simple frozen concoction was creamy and yummy and contains no added sugars–just the natural sweetness from the frozen bananas.

When I am craving something sweet after dinner (I hate to admit that happens nightly), I may opt to whip up some of this creamy goodness.

My dietitian colleague, Janel, turned me on to making frozen concoctions with lite canned coconut milk and I have to say it is quite yum.

This recipe is low in FODMAPs and simple to make.

First you want to freeze up some coconut milk in an ice cube tray and of course, freeze up some bananas too.

Perhaps grab a handful of dark chocolate chips.

I whirled up 3 large coconut milk ice cubes, 2 medium frozen bananas (freeze just ripe bananas) and about 1/4 cup or so of coconut milk in my ninja blender.  I also added a small amount of vanilla bean paste. Topped off with a small amount of chocolate chips.   Yowza!


On another note, one of my clients sent in a modified version of my meringue recipe on page 263 of my book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS.  She sprinkled little piles of chopped walnuts on the cookie sheet and then dropped the spoonfuls of meringue on to the walnuts.  Then she dusted the tops with cocoa powder. Her daughter said they tasted like s’mores! mmmm…Check this picture out.  Thanks Krista!

Speaking of the new low FODMAP booklet, the winner is DAN!   I promise to do another low FODMAP booklet give-a-way next week so stay tuned for those interested.  Also, thank you so much for your very generous and kind comments and for all your wonderful recipe inspirations…I attempted my first trial of a low FODMAP BBQ sauce and my son Brennan gave it a B on an ABC scale…so it’s not quite ready for publication….but I am working on it.

It’s cold and spitting rain today but I just got back from a run with my man.  Russ was away all week on business travel so we both decided we could fit in a run and get caught up before our busy Friday.  I love starting my day with a run.

Exercise is so good for the body and soul.  I hope you get a chance to start your day with a cleansing workout.

Lucy, on the other hand, took it easy today and curled up on the couch.  Tough life.

Here she is earlier this week.  We have a NO dog on the couch policy in our home which is clearly not working out very well.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Relax and enjoy!



2 replies on “Banana “Ice Cream”

  • Liz

    Awwww, Lucy is absolutely gorgeous! Kate, I was just thinking this morning about keeping my food diary, and was wondering if there is any chatter in the LFM world about creating an app to track fodmaps? Now that many foodie apps even have brand name info., I was thinking…Wow! wouldn’t it be great if there was an app for people like all of us?! Do you know of any online free resources that currently have good label info.? Thanks, and have a great week! P.S. Our eldest, 23-year old daughter, is now enjoying your website recipes while training for mini- and half-marathons. She also made the recent crock pot dish and said it made her apartment smell so wonderful, it was hard to give the meal away to a friend in need! 😉

    • katescarlata

      Thanks Liz…Lucy is gorgeous…I agree, BUT a HUGE troublemaker. This morning she went ‘counter surfing’ and got into some low FODMAP cookies I made….fortunately I had taken my photographs first. –provides ingredients for many of their products. Fooducate has an allergy app that some of my clients have found helpful which uses the bar code on foods to screen for wheat, soy and some of the other problematic ingredients. It’s the fooducate allergy app that you would want. I have experimented a little with it–it’s not completely designed with the low FODMAP diet in mind but it can be helpful. The low FODMAP diet hasn’t hit its stride yet in the main stream –why? I have NO idea…it has been around since 2005….BUT as it gains momentum there will be more tools to making it easier for consumers to follow it.

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