I LOVE Ben&Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. Creamy banana ice cream embedded with chocolate chunks and walnuts…mmmm. 
 
But at 300 calories and tons of fat, saturated fat, and sugar for a 1/2 cup serving, it’s definitely a once in a while treat. Here’s a healthier alternative to get the same Chunky Monkey taste, with half the fat and sugar.
Not-So-Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
 3 frozen, peeled, and chopped bananas
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate shavings)
Optional: 2 tablespoons peanut butter or coconut
Place frozen bananas in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in or top with walnuts, chocolate and peanut butter. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

I LOVE Ben&Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. Creamy banana ice cream embedded with chocolate chunks and walnuts…mmmm. 

But at 300 calories and tons of fat, saturated fat, and sugar for a 1/2 cup serving, it’s definitely a once in a while treat. Here’s a healthier alternative to get the same Chunky Monkey taste, with half the fat and sugar.


Not-So-Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

  •  3 frozen, peeled, and chopped bananas
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate shavings)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons peanut butter or coconut

Place frozen bananas in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in or top with walnuts, chocolate and peanut butter. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.