Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream

Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream

Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberries are a superfruit. They are extremely high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which combat oxidative stress and inflammation that many experts believe are involved in all the major killer diseases as well as age-related conditions like arthritis and memory loss. In fact, blueberries are considered the ultimate memory food. Bananas contain potassium and fiber. Avocados are high in good heart-healthy fats, and lutein, an antioxidant that's great for your eyes and skin.

All tremendously healthy foods to eat. Blend them together and you've got one of the most delicious and satisfying desserts ever. Well I think so anyway. I ate the whole lot of this myself for dinner. Isn't it every child's dream to eat dessert for dinner? As adults we can do whatever we want, but usually don't because we know it's not healthy for us. Well, go ahead, now you can live the dream and know you're still eating healthy!

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 avocado
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp honey
dash Himalayan sea salt
water

Instructions:

Add honey, lemon juice, flesh of the avocado and dash of salt to blender. Blend well until creamy, add a bit of water as needed to keep it blending. If you add the honey after the frozen fruit it will harden and be harder to blend in.

Add remaining ingredients and blend well until creamy. Add water, a little at a time, as needed to keep the mixture blending and get the consistency you like.

Serve and eat immediately. Serves 2, or 1 if you are like me!

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8 Responses to “Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream”

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  1. C. McGomm says:

    I replaced the honey with agave nectar for a Vegan variation, and it was delicious!

    • Oh yum! Yeah if I had agave syrup I would definitely use it. It’s easier to use to use than honey as well, especially if you’re mixing it with cold things. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I’ve tried these sorts of recipes before and found they taste much like eating a banana. Does the blueberry flavor overpower the banana on this one?
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    • Yes for me it did. I think blueberries don’t have a very strong taste, and usually what we think of as ‘blueberry’ is actually sweetened blueberries – like blueberry pie has lots of sugar or other sweetener. It seems to bring out the wonderful blueberry flavor. So if you try this and it tastes too much like banana, try adding more blueberries and honey or agave syrup to the recipe to get a more blueberry flavor. Let me know what you think if you try it.

  3. It sounds really delicious!

  4. Katrinka says:

    I use frozen bananas as the base for my smoothies or frozen desserts for the creamy texture it provides. However, I find that the bananas overpower the taste of other fruits such as strawberries. I was wondering if you add the avocado to give the creamy texture and because it isn’t as overpowering? I wonder if it would also keep the mixture from getting to hard to eat once frozen? Thanks for your recipes.

    • Donna says:

      Hi Katrinka, thanks for your question. You are right, that’s exactly why I use the avocado. It adds that thick, creamy texture. I also has a lot of nice oil in it, so it kind of emulates the milkfat/cream texture and feel that you get with ice cream. Before I started putting avocado in my smoothies and raw and frozen desserts I thought the taste was really strong and would be too overpowering, but that’s not the case actually. It is really mild. I have an abundance of ripe avocado at the moment, and lots of frozen blueberries so I’ll try to remember to experiment with a version of this that has no banana at all tomorrow and see what happens.

  5. Sparel says:

    this was good it taste just like a smoothie so I just stuck it back in the refridge to get harder…thank you

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