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Easy Peasy Healthy Puddings

Here are three quick and easy puddings that are good for you too!

Healthy banana ice cream Preparation time: 10 mins no cook Serves 4

Ingredients

4 ripe bananas

Banana, chopped into 3cm chunks, then frozen

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp peanut butter

Add these or other flavours you like, for example ginger.

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp dark chocolate, grated

1 tbsp flaked almonds

Method

Tip the frozen bananas and almond milk into a blender. Blend together to create a smooth consistency. Add the peanut butter and cinnamon, and blend again. Taste and add more cinnamon, if you like.

Transfer to a freezer-proof container and freeze for 1 hr.

Take out of the freezer and serve with grated chocolate and flaked almonds sprinkled over.

Instant Berry banana slush

Preparation time: 5 mins Serves 2

A low-fat berry iced dessert. Sling all your ingredients into a blender and blitz for a refreshing, healthy treat in minutes

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

Banana

200g frozen berry mix (blackberries, raspberries and currants)

Method

Slice the bananas into a bowl and add the frozen berry mix. Blitz with a stick blender to make a slushy ice and serve straight away in two glasses with spoons.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Preparation time: 5 mins no cook Serves 2

Ingredients

1 frozen banana

1 tsp cocoa powder

200g frozen berry mix (blackberries, raspberries and currants)

Method

In a blender, blitz the frozen banana with the cocoa powder until smooth. Eat straight away.

This week’s Top Tip

If you’re hungry before you go to bed and you want a snack try the quick banana ice cream. It won’t give you a big sugar hit which could keep you awake longer and the banana and milk have something called tryptophan in them which helps you sleep.

Quote of the Week

“You must be careful about the words you use or the words you allow to be used in your house.” Maya Angelou

“One kind word can change someone’s day.” Anonymous

Words are very powerful and it’s worth getting into the habit of noticing which words we use about ourselves. We can knock ourselves down or give ourselves a boost simply by the words we use.

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