I’ll admit. My Achilles heel is sugar. I love vegetables and fruit, hate milk, and can limit my meat intake, but sugar…I just can’t quit you.
I became a vegetarian a few years back for health reasons and then answered the call of chicken and burgers again in the last year and a half. Recently, like right after I turned 37 (eeeekkk!), I began trekking back to the more plant-based diet, plant-based medicine route. (Honestly, a summer of drinking BBQing and a year of not working out had taken its toll in the form of an extra 8 lbs. Not attractive).
I started running, at the beach (which takes some of the agony out of it), began religiously making my green smoothies and dropping what looks like squid ink, but they call it minerals, into my water. I’m still trying to find non-toxic eye creams and lotions and the like to pause this aging process. Tonight though, I am jumping for joy at my newest find – HEALTHY ICE CREAM.
Yeah, you read it correctly. And all I have to say is, Eureka! I have found it!
They call it Popeye’s Ice Cream online and it is made in my favorite and most used kitchen tool – my Blendtec.
This is from their YouTube, but I made a few substitutions:
3/4 C Half & Half (Didn’t have it, so I used creamer, but you could also use almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
1/4 C Agave (Didn’t have that so I used a little bit of raw honey)
2/3 C Powdered Milk (Eliminated this completely, used an avocado instead)
2 C Spinach
1 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract (I used 3 drops of Doterra’s peppermint oil instead)
2 1/2 C Ice Cubes
(I also added a handful of semi-sweet mini gluten-free chocolate chips, though I’m sure any kind of chocolate would be fine).
Add ingredients to jar in order listed, secure lid, select “Ice Cream.”