Cinnamon Banana Soft Serve

20 Mar

*Note, this post was typed and meant to be post on Monday.  I just didn’t get around to finishing it so I’m posting it today.  Monday’s post will follow this afternoon!*

 

Yesterday Keith asked me to make him chocolate banana soft serve and once I delivered a big bowl of it to him I started wanting some too.  Although I didn’t want the two flavors we always make:  Peanut butter and chocolate.  I was craving something with cinnamon, like a snickerdoodle cookie but obviously wasn’t going to the store to buy one.  This is how the cinnamon banana soft serve was created.

Try out this recipe the next time you are craving something creamy and sweet!

Cinnamon Banana Soft Serve

Serves:  1 large bowl or 2 small bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup original almond milk (you can also use vanilla if you wish or any other milk you have on hand)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (or more if you love it like me!)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. honey or agave
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas (we have small bananas so if you have a larger one, you may just need one)
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

Put all the ingredients in order in the blender (almond milk, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, honey/agave, frozen bananas, ice).  Blend until all ingredients become smooth.  *If the mixture is too thick, you can add in a little extra almond milk.  If the mixture is too runny you can add another 1/2 frozen banana or ice. 

Serve and enjoy!

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Since it hasn’t stopped snowing we are still stuck at home.  Keith actually went out to the gyms to clean them up while the baby and I hang out at home today.  I wanted to run a bunch of errands but don’t think that is smart with all the ice on the roads.  Keith said he was driving slow because the roads were terrible.  Plus people from Arizona aren’t the best drivers in the snow, and the roads never get plowed.  At least Keith and I have driving in snow experience since we both grew up in Minnesota!

Unless the sun comes out and melts a lot of snow, we will have to rearrange our weekly meal plan as we have no chicken and barely any vegetables left in our house.  I think we have just a bit of spinach left and about 1/2 an onion.  Definitely not enough to make a salad for dinner.

I do still plan on getting in my workout today and am actually excited to work my legs.  Last week they got so sore so I’m excited to do the workout again today to see how sore I get this week.  Since I didn’t workout yesterday, my body is craving some type of movement. 

We rarely get snow in Arizona so we were a bit happy about the cold dreary weather.  Here are three different trees in our yard during the snow.

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Questions:  What is the weather like where you live? 

 

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11 Responses to “Cinnamon Banana Soft Serve”

  1. loftyappetite March 20, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Whoa wait, snow??? Where are you, Arizona? That’s insane considering the high is 85 here and the humidity is reaching August heights here in DC! Isn’t it usually the other way around? I’m not complaining with my weather, but something is up with mother nature this year. The only snow we got was on Halloween!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life March 21, 2012 at 9:00 am #

      We live about an hour and a half north of Phoenix but we live in a mile high city so we’re colder than Phoenix! 85 in DC is crazy! My family lives in Minnesota and they had mid 80s too!

  2. morriskr March 20, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Thats insane, snow in March! It’s in the 70’s in Texas and will only get hotter from here. I love heat!

  3. JessSutera March 20, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    I finally tried the banana “fro yo” trick last night after hearing so much about it on blogs all over the place lately. OMG. BEST invention ever!! I made mine with frozen banana, a bit of cocoa and peanut butter – it tasted so so so good, way better than any fro yo you could ever buy at the store! I’m an addict now! And love your variation on it with the cinnamon, that sounds awesome!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life March 21, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      Have you heard of PB2, if not check it out! A lower calorie option for smoothies and soft serve without compromising on flavor. I’ve been using the chocolate PB2 and love it!

  4. HollieisFueledByLOLZ March 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh my. We are having record highs up north! So crazy. The fro yo trick makes me so happy because it’s so hot out right now!

  5. sweetlyvegan March 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    yummmm I am totally making this tonight for dinner as we had an enormous lunch! Love the cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice variation 🙂

    • sweetlyvegan March 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      I made your recipe last night but added in a little vanilla extract and about 1/2 tbsp. of coconut oil. it was very tasty 🙂

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