Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Today I had chocolate ice cream for breakfast. Okay…maybe I didn’t, but it was just as delicious, and an incredibly healthy version of ice cream!

Chocolate 'Icecream'

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado (ripe)
  • 1 heaping tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (1 in recipe and 1 to garnish)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or unpasteurized honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut milk (approx.)
  • 1 cup ice (approx.)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Garnish with chia seeds and freeze for 10 minutes (uncovered).

Enjoy this amazing bowl of ice cream whenever you crave a sweet treat, or you can add your favourite protein powder for a post-workout snack.

Other than the delicious taste of this treat, there’s another big reason why I love this recipe SO much – it includes some serious power foods!

Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibre, essential nutrients and phytochemicals. Some studies show that eating avocado can even support weight management, cardiovascular health, and healthy aging! Who can say no to a super-food that does all of that?? And, in this recipe, the avocado makes the ice cream deliciously creamy.

The chia seeds in this recipe add to the texture while packing a punch by providing omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and minerals!

And that’s just a snapshot of this amazing ice cream, so run, don’t walk to your kitchen and make this delicious ‘treat’ 😉

Until next time,
Sam

Sources:

  1. http://www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/1
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/048362_avocado_heart_disease_LDL_cholesterol.html
  4. http://www.naturalnews.com/040564_chia_seeds_omega-3_sources_healthy.html
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