Extra Nice, Nice Cream Hack

"Nice Cream" is a new-ish fruit-based, vegan, dairy-free treat most commonly made from frozen banana, and also made with various frozen fruits like mango, strawberry or blueberries. Blending these frozen fruits together in a VitaMix or high powered blender creates a creamy, dreamy, icecreamy treat. The tricky part is, is nice cream really nice for you? 

While it's certainly cleaner and healthier than eating dairy ice cream, is it really sustainable or natural to consume a few bananas or a few cups of fruit in one serving? Would you realistically be able to eat all of that fruit in it's whole form before it was blended? 

Eating whole-foods (unprocessed) means eating food in their organic state. So taking foods that are organic and healthy on their own, and juicing or blending them down is another form of processing foods that just make it easier for us to over consume, even when we're blending healthy ingredients together. 

I enjoy indulging in frozen nice cream amongst other things frequently, it's just helpful to be mindful and conscious of better choices you can make on a regular basis, ever day. Because I love ice cream so much, I came up with this hack so I can feel like I'm indulging and enjoy creamy nice cream more regularly, without overeating. The simple trick is, I never put in more fruit than I would eat in real life into my blender. Then, fill the rest up with ice. How much you consume daily is your personal preference, it's empowering to be in control of our consumption, and if you're trying to eat more whole-foods and reduce intake of processed foods, this is an easy trick to help you enjoy. 

Extra Nice, Nice Cream Hack
by Sarah Farsh August 11, 2020
  • 1-2 cups ice (depending how much ice cream you want to make)
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, cherries, mango, blueberry, whatever you like!)
  • 1/2 cup frozen kale (optional, or frozen cauliflower, spinach, broccoli for a veggie boost)
  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional, blue or green if you would like a supplement boost and color enhancement) 
  • 2-3 drops stevia (or monk fruit sugar to taste, both are safe and natural zero calorie sweetness)
  • splash water
In a VitaMix or high powered blender, blend all ingredients together using the plunger to push ice and frozen fruits/veggies into the blade quickly. You will have to use your strength to work/mix/whip the ingredients down together to turn into ice cream. Serve with coconut flakes, chopped nuts or with fresh baked oatmeal pie


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