Now that the holidays are over, I am well over my usual weight and continually stuffing my face with sweets. It is a dangerously slippery slope once you start eating whatever you want and drinking copious amounts of alcohol because once you quit, your body asks “WHY, DEAR GOD,WHY?!” No? Not happening for you? Because my pants say stop eating, but my gut tells me otherwise.

Getting rid of the sugar cravings is one of the hardest starting points. Ive been craving ice cream on a daily basis. So why not eat ice cream that is made of healthier ingredients and easy to prepare? Here are a few indulgent but delicious recipes that can help you maintain your diet routine. All you need are a few ingredients and a blender!

1) Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream

Any dessert with peanut butter, I am an absolute sucker for. So when I came across this recipe, I couldn’t resist. It’s basically like my dessert dream come true. With the base being frozen bananas, this recipe is a match made in ice cream heaven. All it takes is peanut butter, banana and vanilla extract and voila you got yourself the perfect combo.

For the full recipe go to Pinch Of Yum

Looks like the ice cream! Photo via Pinch of Yum

Photo via Pinch of Yum

A spoonful of sweet and creamy goodness. Photo via Pinch of Yum

Photo via Pinch of Yum

2) Skinny Strawberry Ice Cream

Sometimes simple is best. This ice cream literally takes no time to prepare and looks just as good as it tastes. For those who aren’t the biggest fan of banana, this ice cream gets its texture from Greek Yogurt, which I find to be just as good, if not, better than actual cream. The addition white balsamic vinegar brings this ice cream to the next level. No one will be able to guess what special ingredient you have in your ice cream!

The ingredients list includes:

  • Frozen strawberries (organic is best!)
  • Greek Yogurt
  • White Balsamic Vinegar (this makes a huge difference! – do not put too much though!)
  • Honey

Click for a detailed recipe at Skinny Ms

Photo and recipe via Skinny Ms

  • 3) Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, especially after dinner. Something about mint and chocolate just satisfies my every dessert craving. Also, it’s green and greens are good for you, right? Well, in this case…IT’S TRUE. This recipe has a banana base and has a creamy texture like ice cream thanks to the added Coconut milk.
  • What makes a great Mint chocolate ice cream? These ingredients:
    • Frozen bananas
      Peppermint extract
      Spirulina or food coloring
      Coconut cream/ raw cashews
      Chocolate chips (I used a bar of 85% chocolate and crushed it up because I LOVE dark chocolate)

    For more on the recipe, visit Chocolate Covered Katie

    My eyes and taste buds are fooled and my waistline appreciates me. Photo by Chocolate Covered Katie

    I am convinced this ice cream is the real deal

    4) Banana Peach Ice Cream

    This recipe is great for those who are craving more of a fresh tasting ice cream. The combination of peach and banana gives a more tropical taste, which reminds me so much of summer.

    This only requires three ingredients:

    • Frozen Bananas
    • Frozen peaches
    • Vanilla extract

    Get the recipe at Fried Dandelions

    Such a delightful little treat! Give me two scoops of this please! Photo and recipe from Fried Dandelions

    Getting up close and personal. Photo via Fried Dandelions

    And there you have it, quite easily the most delicious guilt-free ice cream you could ever want! Time to get healthy the fun way.