When I think of mango, I think of tropical hot weather! And man is it that time of year again, so I was inspired to make a refreshing mango banana nice-cream recipe with a superfood twist. Why do I call it nice-cream? Because the base is made from frozen bananas, which means NO dairy, NO refined sugar, and NO processed ingredients. Only pure, and very NICE ingredients allowed. You’re tummy will thank me later. I promise!
You can cool off with this bowl for breakfast, as a snack, or something to indulge in at night. It’s made with frozen bananas, which gives it a smooth and creamy texture, a ripe mango, which adds so much flavor and mango deliciousness, and Bai’s Malawi Mango drink which adds an extra mango punch.
I made ice cubes out of the Bai Malawi Mango, to keep the mixture cold and creamy.
I also added Maca powder to the nice-cream. This superfood has many healing properties.
Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous and amino acids. Within days of using Maca you’ll notice your energy levels may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Giving another reason why Maca is great to have in the morning. I even may go as saying that Maca could be your new coffee replacer, or at least some mornings.
Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility. Don’t worry folks, this recipe only calls for a tiny bit, but add more on if you’d like! Forewarning, the flavor of Maca is quite strong.
Ladies, this information is for you! Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. However, if you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking Maca.
I added even more superfoods by topping off this mango banana nice-cream bowl with Mulberries and Goji Berries. Both are filled with antioxidants, and are a great source of fiber.
This recipe is simple to put together, and extremely nourishing! If you’re craving ice cream, or popsicles this summer, cool off with this nice-cream recipe instead. This recipe is not only healthier, but I may even dare to say, that it tastes even better than those store bought ice creams!
Makes 1 smoothie bowl
- 2 large ripe bananas (sliced and frozen overnight)
- ½ ripe mango
- 2 ice cubes of Bai Malawi Mango
- ¼ tspn. Maca powder
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk (I like to use my homemade recipe)
- 1 Tbsp. coconut chips
- 1 Tbsp. mulberries
- ½ Tbsp. goji berries
- ½ ripe mango (bite-sized pieces)
1. Blend together the frozen banana, mango, Malawi Mango ice cubes, Maca Powder, and unsweetened almond milk, in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a Tbsp. more of almond milk if you’re having a hard time blending the mixture.
2. Serve in a bowl and sprinkle toppings over the nice-cream mixture. Enjoy!