We took our ever-popular Frozen Banana Whip recipe and added a patriotic twist. Simply adding strawberries and blueberries yields fun colors you can layer on top of one another for a dessert that’s perfect for your Fourth of July BBQ.
The sweetness from the ripe bananas, in-season strawberries and blueberries is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth, making this a truly guilt-free treat.
You can either buy packaged frozen strawberries and blueberries, or buy fresh during peak season (as in now!) and freeze them yourself.
Fun fact: The pectin in bananas is the magic ingredient behind the creaminess (which is also the same trick behind this creamless creamy cauliflower soup).
Servings: 4-6 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 5 bananas
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, chopped (about one basket)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (optional)
Peel bananas and cut into 1/2 inch coins. Place in an airtight container and freeze up to overnight. Place bananas into a blender or a good food processor. Blend until smooth, light and airy, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add almond milk (optional) for easier blending.
Divide mixture into three equal parts, leaving 1/3 in the blender. Transfer the rest into separate freezer-safe containers and place in the freezer while you continue to work. Add frozen strawberries to the blender, turn it back on and watch your mixture turn pink. Transfer to a separate freezer-safe container and place in the freezer.
Repeat with another 1/3 of the mixture, this time adding blueberries. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to ensure all colors have the same consistency and firmness.
Carefully layer spoonfuls of each color in a glass, each layer filling up about 1/3 of the glass. Top with blueberries if desired.
Pro tip: To enjoy this as a smoothie, simply add more almond milk while blending.
Nutrition information (per serving)
(for 6 servings, not including almond milk)
Calories: 107 | Carbohydrates: 27 grams | Dietary fiber: 4 grams | Sugars: 15 grams | Added sugar: 0 grams | Total fat: 0 grams | Saturated fat: 0 grams | Cholesterol: 0 milligrams | Protein: 1 gram | Sodium: 2 milligrams
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