If you’re looking for a serious health boost while not having to give up your favorite frozen treat then you really need to make this Antioxidant Ice Cream.
About 15 years ago (!) I went with some of my girlfriends to a spa in Palm Springs so that we could detox, unwind and recharge (remember, this was pre-kids when things like that were still possible). One of my favorite parts of the weekend, aside from the massages and yoga classes, were the healthy cooking demos. I remember being amazed as I watched our instructor make a variety of flavorful soups, smoothies and ice creams, all in the blender using only whole fruits and vegetables and no processed ingredients.
Having a sweet tooth, I was immediately drawn to the instructor’s version of ice cream. Using just a few simple ingredients she transformed frozen fruit into luscious “ice cream”, loaded with all of the flavor and none of the guilt. Upon returning home, it’s something I started making regularly. I use an entire bag of frozen berries in my recipe, and you can only imagine how good you’re doing your body with each bite.
Even though I’m happy to offer my kids ice cream and sorbet every now and then, this Antioxidant Ice Cream is a family favorite, and one I’m always happy to given them. My hubby loves it too now and makes it for himself almost every night! Try playing around with a variety of your favorite mix-ins to make the recipe your own. Vanilla extract, nuts, nut butters, cocoa powder…the options are limitless.
Healthy Antioxidant Ice Cream
- 12 ounces frozen mixed berries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
Optional ingredient Additions:
- raw walnuts
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- bee pollen
- cocoa nibs
- Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk until desired consistency is reached.