You better bet. Instead of going with the pancake Sunday tradition as most other normal bloggers do, I rolled with ice cream. Healthy green ice cream. Both naturally green and good for the environment.
Don’t worry- my ice cream wasn’t sugar and dairy laden, in fact it didn’t contain any of that! Whoever said you had to eat your dinner before your ice cream was in fact totally wrong
This awaited me in the freezer while I frolicked outside for a morning run and was plenty happy to stuff my face with “ice cream” when I returned. A runner’s dream: cold, nourishing ice cream and in this case, healthy.
Instead of using my gums to make ice cream in my Vita Mix blender, I used Katie’s ice cream trick and freezed my mixture then put back in the Vita mix to turn into ice cream. Worked great and is now my favorite way to create ice cream
I won’t lie: this green ice cream really is green containing hemp, avocado, spirulina, and kale. But fear not, it’s actually super yummy and good for you, too!
~Makes one (Emilia) big portion
- 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 2 T hemp protein powder (or sub favorite)
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 T hemp seeds
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- Cinnamon, sea salt and stevia, to taste
- 2 big handfuls kale or spinach
- Optional: 1 T peanut, coconut or or other nut/seed butter; berries; yogurt….
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a high- speed blender till creamy. Pour into a large shallow container and freeze. Once frozen pop block out and re- blend in your blender (If you don’t have a Vita Mix blender, you may need to thaw out block for 30 seconds- 1 minute) using your tamper. Pour into a bowl with favorite toppings and enjoy!
Surprisingly, I could barely taste the kale or spirulina due the binding from the stevia and banana. But I must warn you, I’m a pretty hardcore veggie lover.
Scared of green ice cream for breakfast? No worries at all, I’ve made plenty of other nutritious smoothies and breakfast creations!
…Like my Blueberry- Flax power smoothie, for instance, which can easily be turned into ice cream using the ice cream technique.
Whatever the case- you can enjoy any type of flavor of ice cream to your liking. Since I’m such a veggie lover, I went with hemp and kale, but next time I’m trying cherry, chocolate and almond.
If you could come up with any ice cream flavor, what would it be? I need some inspiration, people!