Sunday, October 21, 2012

Raw vegan chocolate ice cream

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I've been meaning to do a detox for a while now. I've been feeling less than awesome - the state of limbo I'm in with waiting to travel and dragging my feet and the season change toward cold cold cold and wet have not been helping. I've been tired, unmotivated, anxious, and a bit down. Add to this a weekend of eating almost nothing but processed soy, and a switch flipped and I was suddenly ready. 

I've been on the detox for about a week now and have felt great about the foods I've been eating. It's been about 95% raw, tons of veggies and fruits, with some seeds and nuts for protein and healthy fats. I've steered clear of concentrated sweeteners and anything processed or refined. I've had no cravings, which is great. I was experiencing detox symptoms, but they seem to be on their way out. 

One thing I've done to ensure success is that rather than completely limiting myself on flavours/tastes I like, I've made healthy alternatives. I normally eat some sort of raw truffle each day (though I've begun to sweeten it with banana instead of dates - I'm loving the different texture!). I've also been super enjoying raw ice cream! I made this one in a food processor and added ground chia seeds, so it has the texture more of a harder ice cream than soft serve. It also ends up with yummy fruit chunks in it. Ok, enough blabbering, here's the recipe:

Chocolate ice cream 

1 banana, frozen

4 strawberries, frozen

1.5T raw cacao powder

1.5T ground chia seeds

almond milk (add a bit at a time to get the right texture. I think I added like 1/2T-1T in total)

Put the first four ingredients in a food processor with a bit of almond milk and process, adding a bit more milk if needed. Scrape down the edges after processing a bit to keep things mixing well.




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Blogger VeggieAmanda said...

This sounds like a deliciously-healthy treat! :-)

October 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger selene @veganlicious said...

it's sooo good - I'm obsessed!

October 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Wow this looks good. I can't wait to try this out!
I have recently started reading your blog & love it and have nominated you for a Sunshine Award:

November 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

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