Lemon ice cream sure doesn’t have the same ring to it as lemon sorbet does? Is it just me or does it just sound completely wrong? Lemon Ice cream kind of sounds gross, but lemon sorbet….Man, now that sounds refreshing. After everything I just said I still decided to go with lemon ice cream in my title, because this is just so much more than a silly sorbet. Its creamy, filled with flavour and comes together almost instantly, if like me you always have a crazy amount of bananas in your freezer, please tell me I’m not the only one! I love having frozen banana chunks readily available, who knows when I feel like a cold smoothie, I want to chomp on a frozen banana or when I crave some delicious nice cream. When those days hit, I’m always prepared with all the bananas you will find in my freezer.
I’ve had a couple of days where I’ve suffered from some low blood pressure during this pregnancy. Its usually when I’ve gone for an unplanned longer than usual walk or forgot that adding salt to your food is a good thing. In those instances I’ve even been tempted to look twice at an electrolyte drink. Electrolyte drinks are just filled with so many things that I don’t even like looking at and is just a whole lot of sugar. When in fact we just need to replenish our body with a little bit of salt, specifically our bodies need the ions in salt. Electrolytes are important, because they are what your cells use to maintain voltages across the cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses to other cells. When we exercise a lot we usually lose sodium and potassium in our sweat and this little frozen treat is made up of those two vital ingredients.
ELECTROLYTE LEMON ICE CREAM – serves two or one little greedy goose
- 2 large frozen bananas, peeled and chopped before freezing (freeze bananas overnight)
- 1/2 lemon juiced and zested
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – optional
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt or Celtic salt
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and the consistency of soft serve. Garnish with added lemon zest and serve. YUM!