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Chocolate Cherry Walnut Ice Cream!

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Another no guilt healthy dessert using only 5 simple ingredients. Absolutely no sugar is needed when you use carob and whole fruit. The walnuts give it a nutty flavor plus the healthy fats help make this recipe decadent! For a more tart flavor, use more cherries. Hope you enjoy this delicious raw and vegan chocolate cherry ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 heaping tablespoon carob powder (or cacao if preferred)
  • up to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk

Add all ingredients into a high powered blender with just half of the milk. Spill in the vegan milk only to keep the ingredients moving. The texture can come out too runny if you use too much. It only took about 1 minute to blend everything in but it depends on your blender. Serve immediately or refreeze in a covered container. Will stay fresh for about 2 days. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

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Chocolate Pecan Ginger Spiced Ice Cream

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Fully RAW, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, super simple rich chocolatey ice cream with only 5 easy ingredients! Yes, you can give into those “chocolate” cravings any time you want with this super healthy recipe. Getting the kids involved in making this can be a great way for you to show them that they don’t need icky dairy or sugar to enjoy eating ice cream. Its also a fun flavor to cool off with as an after dinner dessert for the whole family! 😀

Ingredients

  • 5 Bananas, frozen into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup Pecan halves
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Carob powder (or cacao if you prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger powder
  • few splashes of unsweetened Almond milk

Blend all the ingredients into a high powered blender for about 2 minutes until thick and smooth. Only use a few spills of the almond milk just to get the ingredients moving. Too much can end up making your ice cream runny. For a chunkier pecan texture, fold in a handful of chopped pecans after blending. If you decide to use cacao, it may not come out as sweet so make sure your bananas are extra ripe before freezing or you can add in a little stevia. That’s one of the reasons I prefer carob over cacao, it has its own natural sweetness. Makes about 4-5 half cup servings. Enjoy!

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by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Carob Cashew Coconut Ice Cream

Carob Cashew Ice Cream

I love this ice cream! Its RICH, CHOCOLATEY, DELICIOUS, FULLY RAW, and VEGAN! The best part is it looks and tastes just like chocolate but so much healthier than any store bought gallon of dairy and sugar filled tub of guilt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup lite coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder

Carob Cashew Ice Cream ingredients

  1. First, add some of the coconut cream into the blender to help move the frozen bananas from the bottom.
  2. Next, add all the bananas, cashews, and the carob powder.
  3. Blend on high for a few minutes, stopping periodically to push down the ingredients toward the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the remaining coconut cream to the desired consistency, which should be thick and creamy, not runny.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer