Lately, we have been trying to eat extremely healthy. You never think cancer can happen to you until it does. America’s biggest addiction is food and it’s hardly food that we eat but chemicals the government passes as edible. Have you ever seen Wall-e? Sometimes, I think… will that be us someday? 😕 Hovering around on our scooters because we trashed the earth and do nothing but stuff our face with fake food. Breaking this chemical-ridden “food” addiction is extremely difficult but when you can enjoy things you love in a healthy way it makes it easier.
We believe strongly that what we eat directly affects our health. So, staying away from processed food as much as possible means my husbands all time favorite too – ice cream. He requested some ice cream tonight so I went to work.
My ingredients included:
frozen organic berries, frozen organic bananas, a splash of unsweetened almond milk and either vanilla extract or vanilla bean.
Making berry flavored ice cream took all of about 10 minutes in prep time. I threw all the ingredients into my food processor and let that work while I grabbed some dishes. It made about 5 cups total.
I buy a lot of bananas of the organic variety, of course! When they start to turn brown before they are a total loss, I cut them up and freeze them. They are perfect for smoothies or healthy ice cream!
After processing, I scooped it out into two dishes and stored them in the freezer for about an hour to allow them to firm up.
4 frozen cut up organic bananas
1 bag frozen organic berry mix (Trader Joe’s)
3/4C Unsweetened Almond milk
1t Vanilla Extract or Bean
-Mix together in food processor or blender. Freeze. Enjoy!
(Trader Joe’s has a large selection of frozen organic fruits. You could replace the berries with your favorite fruit.)
Let me know your favorite flavor if you decide to try your own version of healthy ice cream.
Lately, I have been watching some interesting documentaries on other’s journeys into healthy eating. Like us, you change your ways when a serious life threatening disease invades your life. It doesn’t take long to realize the food we eat means everything. The last documentary I watched was Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead. If you’re interested in watching it’s available on iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu.