Does anyone out there love ice cream as much as I do?? I used to work at an ice cream shop, and boy was a feeling like CRAP. This is ice cream that makes me feel AMAZING and it does not compromise taste for health. It is sweet, smooth, thick and creamy and can be made the way you like with whatever animal free ingredients you have. Feel high on life all day eating ice cream for breakfast, and reap the benefits of all the cell and DNA protecting antioxidants, phytochemicals, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Serves 1: ~336 Calories
Uses food processor or high speed blender.
Easy, takes about 5 minutes.
Prep: Freeze 2 ripe bananas for 6 hours or overnight
is the least oxidized and fermented non-herbal tea, so it contains the most antioxidants
contains a nice amount of caffeine (less than coffee or black tea, more than herbal tea)
is used traditionally in Chinese medicine to help with immune function, brain cell protection, blood sugar regulation, metabolism, aging, blood pressure, and many other health issues
Ginger is so warm, aromatic, enlightening, and soothing. The health benefits to ginger are also endless as well.
is a powerful digestive aid: In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract), also helps with nausea (hence the ginger ale mom and dad gave you when you had an upset tummy)
I sent my sister (who has Ulcerative Colitis) this interesting study with ginger and inflammation of the colon:
The study was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Experts say that inflammation of the colon is a precursor to colon cancer. Co-researcher Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., explained that by reducing inflammation in the colon a person reduces their risk of developing colon cancer.
Zick said “We need to apply the same rigor to the sorts of questions about the effect of ginger root that we apply to other clinical trial research. Interest in this is only going to increase as people look for ways to prevent cancer that are nontoxic, and improve their quality of life in a cost-effective way.”
helps too sooth migraines
warms from the inside out
boosts the immune system
clears the sinuses (great to make tea out of if you have a stuffy nose!
3 ripe peeled and frozen bananas (freeze for at least 6 hours)
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
water as needed to not break your blender or food processor
1. Using a food processor S blade, or high power blender, put in the ginger, hemp seeds, and mango chunks 2. Sprinkle in the green tea powder I like to put this in the middle so it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the container, but no biggie 3. Break up bananas into fourths and throw in container 4. Blend until smooth 5. Take a lick and you are a genius!
At the demo I won’t be making the sushi I made out of the slim pickings at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house hold.. although I did happen to have enough for a divine, high carb, raw vegan, fat free, gourmet, treat! Heck, maybe I will make it! 😉 Inspired by Megan Elizabeth and Beyond Sushi NYC, I came up with this:
I just so happen to LOVE apple, ginger, and carrot together- it’s my favorite kind of fresh pressed juice! And such a great refreshing tang from the orange!! MMMMmmm!!!
about 5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower florets (with a few broccoli florets in there too)
juice of 1/2 a lime
a thimble sized piece of ginger minced
I recommend using a food processor like Megan Elizabeth to get a snowy, rice consistency, my Vitamix turned it to mush! If using a Vitamix, be sure not to over-blend. Blend until you get a rice-like consistency. Try using chopped jicama and almonds like this great looking video.
thinly sliced cucumber
What do you have sitting around in the fridge? Throw it in your nori! I adore beet and sweet potato rolls… heck- anything can be made delicious with this! Use your imagination!
thinly sliced apple
thinly sliced ginger
I got a mandolin at Wal-Mart for $15 a while ago and it has been such a life savor! I used it to thinly slice the apple and ginger but I’m sure thin slices with a knife would look just as fantastic!