Saturday, January 4, 2014

Guilt Free Ice Dream

I have been sitting at my computer all day listening to podcasts & working on my business. The thought of ice cream keeps entering my mind but I have zero desire to get dressed, drive to the store, purchase ice cream full of awful ingredients & then feel guilty & probably even unsatisfied later.

It is easy to think of processed foods because we have been eating them for so long. The natural reaction is that I need to go to the store because I have no ice cream at home. I have yet to make "healthy" ice cream so my mind doesn't go there yet when I am considering what I want & what will genuinely satisfy my craving.

Eating deliciously healthy isn't a "diet" or "quick fix" for me. It is a lifestyle change. That means, having an open mind, knowing that each day is progress, allowing yourself a few mistakes because overall you are doing significantly better than you were before, some sort of inventive nature or you just have to be really good at finding new recipes. Or, better yet......you could just stick with me & I will help you every step of the way. http://eepurl.com/LOo6j

Back to the ice cream or should I say, "Guilt FREE Ice DREAM"? I was craving Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia. Have you looked at their labels? No thanks!


Not to mention that I NEVER eat just half of a cup. Seriously! So I remembered that I still had some frozen bananas in my freezer, which is the base for all healthy ice cream. I always have bananas on hand so when they start getting sketchy & I know that I won't eat them....in the freezer they go. I try to keep about 6-10 bananas in the freezer at all times. 

The other main components for my ice cream would need to be chocolate & cherries. Score! I had both. This process is super simple, totally amaze balls & a MUST try. If these specific ingredients aren't your thing, leave a comment below & let me know what your favorite ice cream is. I will come up with something else for you to try!

  

This was enough for 2-3 people (or one really excited person)

2 frozen bananas
1 cup of fresh or frozen dark cherries
2T of coconut water or filtered water (just to assist in the blending process)
Cacao nibs (optional)

Directions:

Put everything in the blender or food processor (minus the cacao nibs) & blend until the desire consistency. Mix in the cacao nibs or other healthy ingredients. 

* Next time I might make my own chocolate chunks using raw cacao powder & coconut oil. Next time as in...tomorrow. Or later tonight. But it is okay because this recipe is deliciously healthy & totally guilt free!!

Remember, comment below & let me know what YOUR favorite ice cream is. Enjoy!

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4 comments:

Tracy Ellinger said...

I Love Anything With Peanut Butter, Chocolate Or Caramel In It But I Can't waIt To Try This!!

Aimee Freeman said...

Hey Tracy! Here is an idea for you.

2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup of almond butter or fresh peanut butter
2T of water just to help with the blending.

I would mix the almond/peanut butter in after blending. Even adding a few chocolate chips would be better than store bought ice cream.

Let me know if you try it. :)

Rob said...

I do a mix of equal part frozen banana, yogurt and avocado. Often with some cocoa powder, a touch of sweetener of choice if desired.

It's more of a pudding, but could be frozen for more of an ice cream like treat.

Aimee Freeman said...

Rob, that sounds delicious!!