ACAI | ICE CREAM | CULINARY MEDICINE | NOURISHING NELLI | EAT REAL FOOD
Warm weather is in full swing here in St.Louis and I’m hopping on every opportunity to provide my body with the needed nutrients to support extra activity, sweating, swimming, salsa’ing and whatever else you do in the Spring and Summertime!
Think hydrating, muscles supporting, blood-sugar regulating, fat burning, hormone healing via WHOLE + REAL foods!
This ice cream recipe is a simple blend and bowl that is full of the mentioned above benefits!
Let’s break down the basics:
The state of building up; anabolism is the opposite of catabolism which is a state of breaking down tissues (think, exercising). Anabolic is a desired state for tissue and organ growth and is achieved by a simple set of nutrients in this recipe, namely protein via collagen.
A tropical fruit clocking in as one of the most powerful antioxidants out there; helpful in promoting youthfulness by riding oxidative stress. Acai is high in fiber and low in sugar keeping your blood sugar levels in check and balancing your weight. Acai also provides you with healthy omega fats for brain health, and is super satiating leaving you with no cravings left uncured!
In order to keep this ice cream dairy-free, i I’ve added avocado for a rich source of fiber, potassium, and healthy fats. This provides a creamy texture without the gut havoc that tradition ice cream comes with due to its high content of dairy.
A natural source of sweetener; and much healthier than of any other sugar substitute due to its zero blood sugar effect and it’s rich source of antioxidants. Monk fruit actually benefits the body instead of “tricking” the body, if you will, like many other sugar substitutes do. Monk fruit has been known as the “longevity fruit” with it’s exceptionally high levels of antioxidants and anti-sugar effects!
The best part of this recipe is that you just throw everything in a blender, blend and bowl!
- 2 frozen acai packs
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
Add all to a high speed blender and blend until creamy.
Top with your favorite toppings or eat as is.