This is so unbelievably decadent.. no dairy or added sugar only healthy natural ingredients!! Your whole family will love this recipe. The trick to supreme creamyness and the illusion of dairy ice cream is in the frozen bananas. Cacao powder provides antioxidants and jungle peanuts give it an over-the-top flavour and sweetness.
About Jungle Peanuts:
Jungle peanuts are a superfood grown in the wild in Ecuador. They are raw not boiled like the peanuts most of us are familiar with so they remain loaded with essential minerals and nutrients. They have higher concentrations of protein, potassium and iron than regular peanuts. Also known to elevate your metabolism and actually lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease... wow!!
About Raw Cacao:
Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate that we can have so it's filled with nutrients and also considered a superfood. It is an antioxidant so by consuming it you reduce your risk of cancer. It's a non-addictive stimulant and a good substitute for coffee.. not roasted like coffee beans so it retains it's nutients. It's usually sold in 2 forms: powder which has the consistency of cocoa but again it's pure not roasted or processed like cocoa is and nibs which are sort of like rough chocolate chips but again not processed with additives.
Cacao Jungle-Peanut No-Dairy Ice Cream Recipe:
2 frozen bananas
1 heaping Tbsp. cacao powder
1 heaping Tbsp. jungle peanut butter
1c. ice cold coconut or almond milk
1) In your high speed blender add frozen bananas, cacao powder, jungle peanut butter and coconut or almond milk. Add a bit of milk at a time and pulse blend until you have an ice cream consistency.. If you add too much milk just throw in more frozen bananas to thicken it up.
2) Blend on high for a few minutes til it's creamy smooth.
3) Serve immediately before it melts. Garnish with dark chocolate curls or cacao nibs.. Yumminess!!
Peace & Love, Karen (The Vegan Hippie-Chick)
Hi I'm Karen Rousseau,
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