Hot times in Ottawa call for Summer Treats! Watch the appearance on CTV Morning LIVE!

Feeling Hot? Here are 4, better for you summer treats to cool right down! Link to CTV below!

Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients

• 4 Large ripe bananas * (peeled, cut up and frozen do this before!)
• 2 TBSP cocoa
• 2 TBSP of Peanut Butter

Instructions
1. Peel bananas and slice into pieces or break them up into large pieces. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a large plate or baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
2. Place the banana slices in a food processor or powerful blender. Puree the banana scraping down the bowl as needed. Puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the peanut butter and cocoa and puree to combine. Serve immediately for soft-serve like consistency. If you prefer harder ice cream, place in the freezer for a few hours and then serve.
*Note-if you have a hard time creating a creamy consistency, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help puree the banana slices. Make sure you use a powerful food processor or blender!

Fudgesicles

Ingredients
• 2 avocados

• 2 tbsp coconut oil

• 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

• 3 dates

• ½ cup cacao powder

• 2 tsp vanilla

• ½ cup almond milk or coconut milk

Instructions
1. Soak dates for 10-15 minutes in warm water. Chop.

2. Add all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth, 2-3 minutes. If needed, add additional milk to reach desired consistency.
3. Pour into moulds and freeze for 3 to 24 hours!

Choco Avocado Pops

Raspberry Greek Yogourt Pops

Ingredients

• 1 cup plain greek yogurt
• 1 cup raspberries
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp vanilla,
• 1 stevia or honey to taste,

Directions: Pour mixture into Popsicle molds, freeze for 3 hours and enjoy!

Coconut Whipped Cream

Ingredients

• 1 can of unsweetened organic coconut milk chilled
• 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Chill the can of coconut milk overnight.
2. Removed the can from the fridge and flip it upside down
3. The liquid coconut milk will be at the top of the can, so open it on the other end, and pour it out and use it in smoothies for later.
4. You will then be left with the hardened coconut cream take this and place into a bowl (a chilled one preferably) then whip with a stand mixer or use a hand mixer.
5. Add vanilla extract, and your honey or maple syrup and whip again.
6. Mix with strawberries or other fruit for a whipped cream that is a delight!

Note: Leftover coconut cream can be stored in a sealed container for at least a week if not longer!

Watch the whole video here!

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=388171&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1

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