Organic Matcha Banana Ice Cream

Being lactose-intolerant can have its pros and cons. One of the things that I miss having is your standard dairy ice cream, fro-yo and creamy gelato. When the sunshine makes an appearance and sunglasses are out, I happen to see people with a tub of fro yo or a colourful ice cream cones. Both of which are laden with sprinkles, flavoured sauce and anything else that will make your mouth drool even just by the thought to it. Ice cream seems like a good shout when you’re ill as well.

A few years ago, the only non-dairy ice cream I could find in stores would be a soya-based ice cream. Although a nice creamy alternative, it was full of fats and additives. Nowadays we’re spoilt for choice. You can find nut-based ice creams whether it be coconut, cashew nuts or almonds for example. Some brands are healthier than others in terms of the number of ingredients used and what the ingredients actually are.

As a health conscious individual, I came across banana ice cream as a completely healthier option to the shop bought containers. Not only can it be made to be a dairy-free option, but it can be raw and vegan. I have made banana ice cream/nana nice cream/nicecream many times and flavouring it depending on what I am craving for.

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Earlier in the week, I fancied something utterly different from my usual vanilla or chocolate bowl. I gave my new Love Superfood Tea organic matcha powder a spin. Matcha powder contains natural caffeine and L-Theanine (an amino-acid/building block of life) which improves concentration and alertness. This green powder contains lots of antioxidants which we know can help prevent diseases and cancers, can aid with weight loss by increasing metabolism and act as a detox to cleanse the body.

Working on a night shift, I wanted a boost of alertness. What a better way than make matcha banana ice cream! If you like tea and bananas, why not? My bowl was made using all organic ingredients. You can make using non-organic items, it’ll still taste delicious.

Ice cream:

3 frozen bananas

1 tsp LST organic matcha power (use less if you want a more subtle matcha tea flavour)

Organic Oatly oat drink (can omit or use any other milk)

Toppings:

Cacao nibs

Goji berries

Flaxseeds

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds

Desiccated/shredded coconut

Blend the bananas and matcha powder in powerful blender or food processor. Add small amounts of oat milk to loosen up the mixture if desired. Don’t add too much at once otherwise you will end up with a smoothie. Keep on blending until you form a smooth, ice cream like texture.
 
Transfer to a bowl. Top with a handful of cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds and desiccated coconut. 

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