If you’re a fan of blueberries, then you’re going to love this “nice cream.” It’s so creamy and delicious! My recipe was inspired from Wife Mama Foodie’s website. You can click here for the original recipe. In her recipe she used an ice-cream machine. I do not have one, so I just used my blender. My version turned out great, so I’m sure the ice-cream machine version is just incredible.
- 1 Cup pre-soaked cashews (soak x 4 hours and rinse)
- 1 Cup full fat Coconut milk (to substitute with almond milk – read below)
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/2 juiced lemon (optional)
- ½ Cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp tapioca starch
- 2 tsp water
- Blend all ice-cream ingredients together & pour into freezer safe container (I just used a glass container with a lid).
- Place blueberries and maple syrup in a saucepan and lightly cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Lightly smash the blueberries, while they’re simmering.
- Mix tapioca starch and water together and add to blueberry mixture. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
- Take a small spoon and add in dollops of the blueberry mixture to the ice cream and swirl it around.
- Place in freezer. Should be ready in 3-4 hours.
Almond Milk Substitution:
- Simmer one cup of almond milk in a small sauce pan & whisk in 2 tsp of tapioca or arrowroot starch. Keep whisking over medium to low heat until almond milk thickens up.
- Add in replace of coconut milk.
- If you want to eat it right away, just place in the freezer for 3-4 hours. It’ll still be soft enough to dig into.
- If eating it a later time, set it out for 15-20 minutes.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.
Information in this posting is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications.