“Cotton Candy Vegan Ice Cream 2 cups seeded watermelon
1 can full-fat coconut milk (freezing into cubes using an ice tray will make the process go way faster!)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 packet pitaya (Optional) If you don’t use, add 1 cup more watermelon
1 dash vanilla or 1/2 tsp vanilla bean
3 frozen ripe bananas (optional)
Freeze coconut milk into ice cubes and use that. Blend all ingredients together and put into a freezer safe container and let sit for 2-4 hours. Use ice cream scoop and wala!!! that easy!!” Cashew-based recipe and 2nd method
“Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream 1 cup pitted dates
¼ cup oat flour*
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
Pinch of salt
4 frozen bananas
¼-1/2 cup non-dairy milk, plus more if needed
Dash of cinnamon
½ cup walnuts, chopped”
“Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Ice Cream Recipe COCONUT ICE CREAM
1 1/2 cups raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours in cool water, or 1 hour in very hot water, then drained)
1 15-ounce can full fat coconut milk (sub light with less creamy results)
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (sub up to half with cane sugar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
SALTED DATE CARAMEL
14 dates pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1-3 Tbsp warm water (optional – for thinning) OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp bourbon”
Spring is here and days are getting warmer and warmer. That calls for a good, berry-rich smoothie full of summer flavors – to make the waiting for the best season of the year a little bit easier!
All you’ll need is some bananas, strawberries, raspberries, coconut sugar and I also recommend adding some concentrated goodies, like baobab powder or flax seeds, just to make it a super smoothie.
My smoothie for two, packs:
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar,
2 teaspoons of baobab powder
and a couple of glasses of water (you can use coconut water or any of milk alternatives as well.
I usually make double portion smoothies, if my boyfriend is around, I share it with him, if I’m on my own, I make it a meal and drink it all by myself! In case it’s too much, just store it in the fridge or freeze it and later enjoy it as a sorbet/nicecream.
Now, how about nutritional values? According to cronometer.com, a double portion (if you manage to drink it!) boosts your vitamin C levels through the top! As well as fiber, vitamin B6 and Manganese. Most vital vitamins and minerals are around 50% of your daily requirements, energy: 761.1kcal (44%), protein: 10.3g (24%) carbs: 190.3g (55%) and Fat: 3.8g (20%).
Not bad, huh? More detailed breakdown and relation to daily requirements, click here. Please note, the parameters for daily requirements are based on vegan high-carb-low-fat diet*.
If you start your day with a smoothie like this, it will give you all the energy you need for the day and then some! I usually have a mono meal** for breakfast and then a smoothie for lunch, about an hour before going to the gym. But it is really your choice and you need to do what feels best for your body!
*I follow this diet quite loosely but keep it as a reference. I’m planning on writing a whole post about plant-based diet/lifestyle soon!
**A meal consisting of 1 type of food, usually fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, etc.