This is great way to get your kids to eat a dairy free, sugar free ice cream that even has a dark, green leafy vegetable in it – which they can’t see. Genius, right? Yes, some times parents have to think of clever ways to get these greens into our kids diets. Well, I can tell you – this one works! Last night, all 4 kids happily consumed this ice-cream and my greedy guts 6-year old even had seconds! It take NO time to whizz together. So, next time your kids ask for ice cream, how about trying this one instead! Warning: This does not contain SUGAR!
Grab yourself these nutritious bits:
1 cup coconut milk; I prefer the brand ‘koko’ – yum.
Pop in 2 bananas in your freezer to make sure they’re nice and frozen before blending.
A super large handful of Kale (or even 2 super large handfuls if you prefer!)
2 pitted dates (love the medjool ones)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of himalayan sea salt
3-4 small ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, Vitamix is a great one – and watch how quickly (about 30 seconds) your ingredients morph into a delicious and incredibly nutrient-dense ice cream! Top with some mint and you are good to go!
Blueberries are SHAMAZING! They are always ranked as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Antioxidants are essential to optimizing health by helping to combat the free radicals that can damage cellular structures as well as DNA. So, I am in with a grin with the blueberries! To change it up, go ahead and strawberries or raspberries or even blackberries or why not a big mixture of those amazing dark berries.