So by popular demand, I had to add my recipe to my mint chocolate chip nice cream here. This is by far one of my favorite concoctions to date! Besides the raw vegan cookie dough..but that's coming soon, I promise! Anyways, you guys will NEVER guess the secret ingredient that makes my nice cream so green....ready for it?!
Spirulina!! Yup, how gross does that sound? But this nice cream actually still tastes phenomenal! Some facts about Spirulina; Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes in subtropical climates. Yeah, its essentially pond scum. But this "pond scum" has been used for centuries because of its powerful healing effects on the human body.
According to National Institute of Health, spirulina may treat metabolism and heart health issues, including weight loss, diabetes and high cholesterol. People have also recommended Spirulina as an aid for a variety of different mental and emotional disorders, including anxiety, stress, depression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Spirulina is also abundant in antioxidants, which are known to fight free radicals that aid in the formation of cancer cells. This nutrient dense food is packed with protein and omegas, it's no wonder the Aztecs used to harvest it so often!
Enough talking about this superfood, check out the recipe!! For a discount code to use on all of your future SunFood purchases, check my recipe page!
PREP TIME: OVERNIGHT (FREEZE BANANAS) YIELDS:
- 4 FROZEN BANANAS
- 1/2 TSP SPIRULINA
- 1 TSP ORGANIC MINT EXTRACT
- 1 TBS SUNFOOD CACAO NIBS
- FRESH MINT (OPTIONAL)
- BLEND FROZEN BANANAS, SPIRULINA, AND MINT EXTRACT IN VITAMIX OR FOOD PROCESSOR UNTIL SMOOTH! DO NOT ADD WATER! YOU MAY NEED TO STOP AND MIX.
- ADD CACAO NIBS + FRESH MINT ON TOP + ENJOY!