Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream

Even though teachers have been back to work for a week, it is officially the last day of summer vacation for the kids.   I cannot believe how quickly this summer went by.  Before I know it, it will be fall and the temperatures will start getting much cooler; nights and early mornings are already pretty cool.  So during the hot afternoons I have been enjoying cold shakes and “ice cream” since I know very soon I will no longer be craving these cold treats.  In celebration of the last day of summer vacation, enjoy this delicious, healthy “ice cream”!

This ice cream is made from a base of bananas.  The original version does not include protein powder, but I addeda little bit for some extra protein and it gave the “ice cream” a great flavor.

Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream 2

This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • about 2 tbsp almond milk (enough to get everything moving)
  • 1/4 cup GF instant oats (pulse rolled oats in a blender a few times)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • Optional: 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I use Sunwarrior)

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine bananas and almond milk.  Blend until creamy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until everything is combined.
  3. Pour in a cold bowl, top with additional raisins if desired, and enjoy!  Alternatively, you could place this in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes if you want it to have more of a real, frozen ice cream texture.

Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream

This recipe (with protein powder) yields approximately 295 calories and 10g protein.

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