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Vegan Coconut-Berry Ice Cream

For the past few days I’ve been craving ice cream, but I have also been feeling too lazy to make some to satisfy this craving. It’s been pretty rough! Obviously I could have easily made a quick grocery run with all the vegan options available, but the problem with most of the vegan ice creams sold there is that they have added sugar in them like most any ice creams, and I’m currently and hopefully long term avoiding added sugars. If you’re wondering why its because an excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to weight gain (shocker!), blood sugar problems and an increased risk of heart disease, among other dangerous conditions that I personally don’t want to encounter in my lifetime.  Anyway, so enough rambling :)…Today I got over  feeling lazy, and made a quick and simple, yummy, and nutritional vegan berry ice cream that I want to share, so y’all can enjoy it as well!

This Berry ice cream is great for many reasons, here are just a few:

  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Nutritional
  • Egg free
  • Gluten-free & grain-free
  • Paleo
  • Nut-free
  • Soy-free

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Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 cup Frozen Berries
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk (if the berries are still too thick with this amount feel free to add a bit more)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Date syrup (my preferred sweetener!  Date syrup is an invert sugar, it’s easily absorbed and assimilated by our body.)
  • Your preferred toppings: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cacao nibs ( if you haven’t heard or tried cacao nibs stop missing out! Here’s a link where you can get  1 lb for just $11 bucks! Get Your Cacao Nibs HERE.

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Directions:

  • Add the banana and berries with the coconut milk in the blender, and mix at high speed until it begins to become smooth. I alternate between pulse and just mixing.    (What type of blender do you use? I use a Vitamix, and strongly believe anyone who doesn’t own one needs one. Not to bash on the Ninja bullet, and other brands. If you have a Vitamix you know what I’m talking about!)
  • Once you’ve got the berries blended add the date syrup, and the vanilla. Mix for another 10-15 seconds.
  • Lastly, fill your bowl up with your berry ice cream, add toppings, and enjoy your delicious and nutritional dish!

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