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Pineapple Lime Ice Cream

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We all like to splurge, especially with ice cream in the summer when its hot. But buying anything made with dairy and refined sugar isn’t splurging at all, its down right wrecking! So if you want to splurge, it pays to just make your own. Doing so isn’t hard. In fact, it doesn’t even require an ice cream maker! All you need is a good blender and some creativity. For raw vegan ice creams, the simpler the better. Pineapple ice cream needs only 3 ingredients, pineapple, bananas, and lime!¬† So you don’t need to give up on that occasional ice cream splurge to cool off and enjoy your summer. Most importantly, you don’t have to put a pause on health!


  • 5 large frozen bananas, cut 1 inch chunks
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Blend all ingredients until thick and creamy. You may need to spill in a little more lime juice or coconut water if your chunks are too big. Once its completely whipped, refreeze the ice cream for another hour or so for a better texture. Place in the freezer using a bowl with a lid or fill up popsicle molds. My toddler couldn’t wait and wanted an ice cream cone right away! ūüôā

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

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Mango Lime Vegan Ice Cream!

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Can there be such a thing as ice cream that’s actually good for you? Absolutely! This raw vegan¬†homemade recipe is 100% dairy free and has only 4 ingredients.¬†It has all the¬†texture and¬†flavor of real ice cream¬†and tastes so light and creamy you will never know the difference! Recipes like this definitely make cheating on a healthy diet a thing of the past and best of all its kid tested and¬†mother approved, a¬†healthy treat for kids any day!!
2 large ripe mangoes, cut in squaresMango Icecream
2 large bananas, cut in chunks
1- 6 ounce cup of plain coconut yogurt (SO Delicious brand is great!)
Juice from 1 lime

~Freeze mango and bananas in a sealed container for 5 hours or overnight.
~Separate the frozen chunks (very easily done).

~Next, add lime juice into the blender first to assist with moving the ingredients more smoothly. 

~Add by layering the frozen fruit and coconut yogurt into the blender as you would a parfait. This also helps the blending process. Blend for about 2 minutes or until all the chunks are smooth. Depending on the power of your blender, you may need to stop and push down ingredients with a spoon to keep things moving.

~Serve as desired and add a dash of chili powder for a slightly spicy kick! This recipe will¬†refreeze nicely and keeps its nice “ice cream” texture.

Makes about 3-4 delicious servings! ¬†ūüôā
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Kale Cranberry Fat Burning Smoothie!

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If your trying to lose some weight, a study on the synergy of coconut oil and chili peppers recently came out showing eating them together can increase your metabolism by over 50%!¬† So I designed the Kale Cranberry Fat Burning Smoothie! This smoothie has now become one of my favorite morning smoothies because it seems to work. After just one week, I lost one of the 5 stubborn pounds I’m trying to get rid of plus I’ve noticed a boost in my energy too. It combines the metabolism boosting synergy of CHILI and COCONUT OIL.

7 Basic Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
2 tbsp. soaked chia seeds
handful of organic baby kale
a good pinch of cayenne powder.

Depending on the power of your blender, blend for 1-2 minutes or until ready.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer