Now that school is back in session, I’m trying to focus more on healthy eating habits after a summer of ice cream sandwiches, but the problem is my kids still crave something sweet! Today in partnership with Revolution Foods, a company that serves healthy school meals to 2500 early childhood education centers, charters and community & afterschool youth programs across the country we’re sharing this deceptively delicious recipe for healthy peanut butter chocolate banana ‘ice cream’ that everyone in my family loves…
I am so happy to be partnering with Revolution Foods for this post. Headquartered in Oakland, they design, produce and deliver over 2.5 million healthy, affordable meals per week nationwide, including right here in public San Francisco and Oakland schools. One of the reasons why I am thrilled Revolution Foods will be providing nutritious meals to my children’s schools this year is that they believe proper nutrition and healthy food can drive positive academic outcomes and help children achieve their true potential. In fact, a recent UC Berkeley study showed a direct link between healthy lunch options and academic performance, and I’m happy to report that Revolution Foods was ranked #1 in healthy meals by the same study. Revolution Food’s belief is something I absolutely align with! Healthy foods are so important in the growth of our kids’ bodies and minds.
What makes Revolution Foods stand out is that all of their meals are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup. They are the only school meal provider to use a clean-label supply chain which consists of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, high quality proteins and rBST-free dairy products too. Beyond school meals, Revolution Foods offers nutrition curriculum, cooking classes, gardening lessons and other educational events to students in partnership with community partners, including FoodCorps and Share Our Strength.
Learning more about Revolution Foods and their mission to build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted meal accessible to all has inspired me to set healthy eating goals for me and my family. #MyNewGoal for the new school year is to make after-school snacks more nutritious by sneaking in some veggies, so my kids are eating wholesome foods throughout the day (I promise, they won’t even know there are veggies inside). My favorite way to do it is with this cheater peanut butter chocolate banana ‘ice cream’ recipe.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana ‘Ice Cream’
3 frozen bananas (cut into pieces)
1 T of peanut butter (or almond butter)
1 T of honey
1 T of cocoa powder
3/4 cup of milk
1 large handful of fresh spinach leaves (as much as you can cram in)
Simply blend all ingredients, pour into a tupperware, and stick in the freezer for a couple hours. Scoop it out just like ice cream for a healthy after school snack. If you’re feeling real special, drop a couple chocolate chips on top!
Dot loves helping me make the smoothie while the kids are in school before her nap, especially pouring in the honey…
…and cramming it full of spinach leaves. And then she always covers her ears when the blender goes (it’s pretty adorable).
I’ll let her have some as a smoothie, and then we freeze the rest for when Henry and Edie get home from school.
The creaminess from the bananas and milk is brilliant! Everyone loves it, it really tastes like an ice cream treat!
Any tips you have for incorporating more veggies at your home?
Thanks to Revolution Foods for sponsoring this post.