If you’re looking for a serious health boost while not having to give up your favorite frozen treat then you really need to make this Antioxidant Ice Cream. 

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About 15 years ago (!) I went with some of my girlfriends to a spa in Palm Springs so that we could detox, unwind and recharge (remember, this was pre-kids when things like that were still possible). One of my favorite parts of the weekend, aside from the massages and yoga classes, were the healthy cooking demos. I remember being amazed as I watched our instructor make a variety of flavorful soups, smoothies and ice creams, all in the blender using only whole fruits and vegetables and no processed ingredients.

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Having a sweet tooth, I was immediately drawn to the instructor’s version of ice cream. Using just a few simple ingredients she transformed frozen fruit into luscious “ice cream”, loaded with all of the flavor and none of the guilt. Upon returning home, it’s something I started making regularly. I use an entire bag of frozen berries in my recipe, and you can only imagine how good you’re doing your body with each bite.

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Even though I’m happy to offer my kids ice cream and sorbet every now and then, this Antioxidant Ice Cream is a family favorite, and one I’m always happy to given them. My hubby loves it too now and makes it for himself almost every night! Try playing around with a variety of your favorite mix-ins to make the recipe your own. Vanilla extract, nuts, nut butters, cocoa powder…the options are limitless.

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If you’re looking for more healthy “ice cream” try out Coco-Blue Nice CreamRainbow Nice CreamGreen Nice Cream and Pink Blender Nice Cream. They’re delicious!

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Healthy Antioxidant Ice Cream

If you're looking for a serious health boost while not having to give up your favorite frozen treat, then you really need to make this Antioxidant Ice Cream. 
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Servings: 2
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 12 ounces frozen mixed berries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice

Optional ingredient Additions:

  • raw walnuts
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • bee pollen
  • cocoa nibs

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk until desired consistency is reached.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 30mg | Sugar: 23g | Fiber: 9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 190kcal | Fat: 2g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 39g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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