Peanut Butter Spirulina Nice Cream

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As the summer sun begins to fade, I'm clinging on to every last peach I can find!  This vibrant bowl of peanut butter nice cream gets it's green hue from spirulina, and is packed to the brim with health-promoting nutrients and superfoods - all without any added sugar!  Juicy peaches, frozen blueberries, sweet dried coconut and crunchy granola further ramp up the nutritional profile - this is one mega bowl of goodness!

Spirulina is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available.

It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended to vegetarians due to its high natural iron content.

Now I will caution you that spirulina on it's own tastes like pond scum.  The first time I opened the bag I literally thought it was scraped from the bottom of the Schuykill River, yuck!  The secret to indulging in the amazing health benefits of spirulina without the icky taste is to hide it in some sweet smoothies or bowls of banana nice cream.  A little goes a long way, so you don't want to use too much powder otherwise the pond scum flavor will start to shine through, and no one wants that.

This bowl makes a perfect breakfast or great guilt-free dessert - especially for kids!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 1/4 tsp green spirulina powder
  • 1 small ripe peach, sliced
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Granola
  • Dried coconut

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add frozen bananas, peanut butter and spirulina to a high speed blender with a splash of water.  Blend on low until you achieve a creamy ice-cream texture.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and top with peaches, blueberries, coconut and granola
  3. Enjoy!