Sunday, March 16, 2014

Green Ice "Cream" For St. Paddy's Day

I'm not a vegan, in fact I disagree strongly with the vegan religion (yeah, it's a religion, and a pretty unreasonable one at that, but I'll get to that in another post) but I have no problem with a substitute dessert that replaces ice cream (I'm not against ice cream for its dairy, but rather for its sugar) as a treat. So, you might like to try this:

All you green smoothie-lovers out there will appreciate this vegan ice cream made with frozen banana, mango, pineapple, and an iron- and fiber-rich green ingredient — spinach. The fruit completely overpowers this mild-tasting veggie, so you're left with a creamy, oh-so-sweet ice cream that's low in calories — just 160 — and completely dairy-free.-Give This Vegan Ice Cream the Green Light For St. Paddy's Day

Skip the soy milk if you're sane and go with coconut milk if you can't tolerate cow's milk.

I've given up sugar again, except for the small amount in very, very dark chocolate. The only sweeteners I have on hand are honey and molasses, which at least have some nutritional value, and which I use sparingly. Sugar really is a poison, so I've decided to finally eliminate it from my diet. This means, however, that I'll have to prepare more of my own food and buy fresh. Nearly every prepared and processed food product has added sugar. I'll get enough in whole fruits and more unprocessed sugars such as the aforementioned honey and molasses. By the way, you can create frozen alternatives to ice cream with just a single ingredient as well (in this case, bananas): Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream

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