Coconut Milk Ice Cream! (It’s healthy)

Who doesn’t like ice cream in plus 30 weather? But ice cream has so many preservatives that it just isn’t healthy.  Here is a recipe for ice cream that requires a portion of the amount of work regular home-made ice cream requires, and it’s healthy!

Take 1 can of coconut milk (we use three), and freeze it on a cookie sheet.

When it’s frozen solid, break it into chunks, and toss it in the food processor.

Put the stuff that is ice-creamy like into a bowl and put it back into the freezer.

When it’s all smooth and creamy, mix it and leave it in the freezer, stirring it every 10-20 minutes.

When it’s the texture you want, take it out and add in a splash of vanilla and sprinkle of stevia or some other sweetener to taste. 

Add in cocoa powder if you want chocolate ice cream, or leave it as just vanilla!

Have fun and experiment!

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Super Salad Dressing

All the natural health experts are talking about these “super foods”.  Well… What are these “super foods”?  Avocado is one of them.  Not everybody likes to eat avocado right off the peel.  And not everybody likes standard guacamole. (I don’t)  But here is a “recipe” Mom threw together.  Both she and I have made several variations on it.

1 Avocado

A generous splash of lemon juice

Close to the same amount of olive oil

A splash/sprinkle of sweetener to taste (I use stevia powder, Mom uses maple syrup).

Garlic and Onion powder to taste.

Whiz the first 3 ingredients in the blender.  Add the rest, and whiz again until nice and creamy.  Throw it on a salad, or make it thicker, and use as a veggie dip.  But most importantly, EXPERIMENT!!!  I’ve tried coconut oil instead of olive oil and it turned out to be a different texture and flavour!  You can try other spices, oils, or anything you want.

Recipes are often guidelines, not rule books, have fun and experiment!