I think we can all agree the thicker, the better, when it comes to nice cream, mylkshakes and frozen desserts! I love to use those large and wide old fashion straws when eating this as it reminds me of when I was younger and I would slurp until the last speckle was gone! …Younger as in yesterday 😉
Traditional recipes and restaurants usually go the easy most affordable route and add in tons of heavy cream for the thickness factor which is full of dairy and can be disturbing to your gut – causing things like bloat and inflammation.
I’ve spent a second or two in the kitchen and came up with a way that’ll wow you and your belly – with no dairy bloat!
You all know I’m a big fan of incorporating plenty of healthy fats into your regimen for nutritional purposes as it helps create the desired creaminess of ice cream; but this time I’m using veggies! Hear me out…
EGGPLANT, when steamed and frozen gives smoothies and homemade nice creams an unreal texture and also provides you with a good amount of fiber, folate, and potassium.
Eggplants are technically a fruit and are used widely in Asian cuisine to provide them with some of the fundamental components to a well balanced diet.
It takes just a few seconds to chop these guys up into cubes, throw them in the steamer pot for a few minutes and then pop them into the freezer for when your craving some ice cream that makes you feel as good as it tastes!
I take it to the next level and pair it with cacao; chocolate in it’s purest form, which is super rich in antioxidants and magnesium; to give you the cleanest most energizing chocolate mylkshake around!
I’ve listed some boosters and optimizers at the end of the recipe that you can add to give it a little more nutrient density, yet these are optional and it tastes sublime just as is! All brands I’ve used are a personal preference and work best in combination, however, feel free to swap them out with what you have on hand!
- 1 cup steamed then frozen eggplant
- 1/2 large avocado
- 1/2 cup coconut meat
- 1 tsp cacao powder
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen chocolate collagen
- 1/4 banana 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp tocos
- 1 tsp maca
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender
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