Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl

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Summer has always been my favorite season. Perhaps because I was born in the summer, or because I grew up in a nearly-tropical environment that felt like summer most of the year. Whatever the reason, I love this season and I love all of the food we get to eat during these hot months.

I’m celebrating the summer solstice and this heat wave by having “Nice Cream” for breakfast. Nice cream is similar to ice cream because it’s frozen, creamy and delicious. But nice cream is kind to your body because it consists of only one ingredient! Bananas!

Last night, I chopped then froze two bananas. This morning, I put them in a food processor and processed until they congealed and were smooth and cream like ice cream. It really is that simple!

Put chopped, frozen bananas in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy

At this point, it’s ready to eat! But, if you want a scoop-able ice cream, put it in a closed container in the freezer for a couple of hours.

To make this nice cream smoothie bowl, I added a dollop of melted chocolate, raspberries, chia seeds and coconut. This definitely feels more like dessert than breakfast!


2 bananas, previously chopped and frozen

To garnish: melted chocolate, raspberries, chia seeds and coconut


Put the bananas in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

Transfer the nice cream to a small bowl and garnish with a dollop of melted chocolate, raspberries, chia seeds and coconut.

Serve immediately.

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  • kaia SAYS | June 22, 2016

    Love your nice cream Vallery, it looks so smooth and refreshing! good to wake up to in the morning xx

  • Grace | eat, write + explore SAYS | June 27, 2016

    I love nice cream! I really need to make it more often – I bet it’s amazing with that melted chocolate!

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I am a lawyer-turned-baker. 
I left my 9-5 office job because I wanted to create recipes, videos, and most of all—Bake! I won the Great American Baking Show, and my debut cookbook Life Is What You Bake It contains some of the winning recipes! My motto is simple: When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. We have the power to turn tart situations into sweet ones, and it’s my mission to teach people how.



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