Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Healthy "Ice Cream"


Who knew that you could make creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just bananas and no ice cream maker required! All you need is some over-ripe bananas…and who doesn’t have them just sitting on the kitchen counter? 

Let’s make some “ice cream”!

 
Peel your bananas first. Cut them into small pieces. Freeze for just 1-2 hours on a plate. ( I already had some in my freezer.)
 

Blend in a food processor, scraping down the bowl when they stick.
 Add a spoonful of reduced fat peanut butter (honey, or whatever you want- the possibilities are endless!) and blend until combined.


 


Top with fat free chocolate syrup and sprinkles & enjoy!
 
 

Homemade Sugar Scrub


 
Sugar scrub naturally exfoliates your skin leaving you with a yummy healthy glow & it's chemical-free! It's the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Bridal & Baby showers- give them away as favors!
 
{Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe}
 
small jars ( I used 4 oz. ones)
- mixing bowl and spoon
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. good quality oil
(I used Grapeseed oil because it doesn't have a strong odor but, you can use oil olive oil.)
- 10 drops of essential oil per jar (I used eucalyptus and grapefruit)

Combine your sugar and oil, mix it up well, and divide evenly into your jars. Add your essential oils & stir.
 
Makes about seven 4oz. jars.
 
Directions for use:
Lather on wet skin, focusing on rough spots, then rinse off for an all-over glow!
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Gift baskets that I made for Mother's Day. Everything a gal needs to unwind & relax:
 
-Homemade sugar scrub
-Lavender chamomile tea
-Tea light candles
-Gourmet chocolates