Simple, Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Don’t you just love the warm weather that we have been having lately?  Okay, I know not all of my readers are from my neck of the woods, but we are having a pretty warm spring over here in Oregon and I love it!  We are expecting a week of 80+ degree weather and I am all about it! With summer like weather, comes summer like recipes for our crew. Ice cream, fruit salad, refreshing iced tea, tasty drinks and all of those other yummy things come to mind.  

In addition, I am trying to get rid of a little (okay…a lot) of extra weight before real summer hits so I am loving any chance I can get to eat treats without lots of added sugar and junk, that’s why when I got a sweet deal on some berries and bananas, I decided to make a tasty, healthier version of everyone’s favorite summer treat.  Ice Cream! That’s right, my friends, I put together this simple homemade strawberry banana ice cream with just 3 ingredients!

It’s so easy, it may just become your new go-to dessert this summer!

Are you an ice cream fan? I’m a sucker for a good bowl of ice cream, but to be honest, I’m afraid of eating just about any of them because of my inability to eat gluten. I am terrified of those nasty migraines so for me it just works better to make my own treats. Plus, I can feed this ice cream to my kids without worrying about all of those additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any of those other I can’t even pronounce the name type of ingredients.

I already mentioned how this was good for me to eat since I don’t have to worry about any hidden gluten, but this is a great recipe for many types of diets. This is a great vegan ice cream recipe, as well as a dairy free frozen treat! It works for just about everyone!

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Simple, Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
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dairy free, vegan ice cream
Simple, Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
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Servings
4
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  1. Gather Ingredients
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  2. Peel bananas and freeze in freezer. Hull strawberries and freeze in freezer.
    dairy free, vegan ice cream
  3. Place frozen ingredients and sugar in food processor and pulse until it reaches ice cream texture.
    dairy free, vegan ice cream
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What’s For Dinner? Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

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We are a family that is trying to get healthy!  Several years ago, I lost almost 40 pounds and while I kept it off for a while, I did have another baby and life happened.  Now I am back to working on getting the weight back off.  When I lost weight before, one major change I made was reducing the amount of complex carbs (breads, sugars, etc) that I eat.

Here is one of my favorite recipes that was a staple for the first time around and will be again!

Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

I mix the following ingredients to create my turkey burgers:

  • Ground Turkey – 16 ounce package
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Tapatio sauce (yep..I like my burgers spicy)

Mix ingredients together and cook over medium heat.  Wrap in a leaf of Romaine Lettuce and serve with your favorite toppings.

*My burgers are topped with a thin slice of cheddar, tomatoes, peppercinis, mustard and occasionally ketchup.