Thursday, July 15, 2010

Minty Dreams (of Ice Creams)

Pictured above is a generous scoop of Raw Vegan Mint Ice Cream, flavored with therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil.  One of the benefits of eating raw vegan food is that you can have your proverbial cake... and eat it too.  The ingredients in this ice cream have health promoting properties (some of the extraordinary, in fact, such as coconut oil).  

I have eaten quite a few raw vegan ice creams in my day... but this one takes the cake!  Its mint-vanilla flavor is extra-ordinary.  This ice cream is very light and easy to digest, thanks to its main ingredients being hemp seeds and young coconut meat.  The fats in coconut actually speed up your metabolism by 50% according to coconut researcher, Bruce Fife.

Mint-Kissed Vanilla Ice Cream:
1/4 c. raw hemp seeds
2 1/4 c. fresh spring water
The meat of 2 young coconuts
1/2 c. raw wildflower honey (or your favorite)
2 T. extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp. raw vanilla bean powder
2 pinches Sun Fire Salt

Combine the first 2 ingredients and blend until smooth.  Add the coconut meat and blend until creamy.  Add the remaining ingredients (honey, coconut oil, vanilla bean powder, and salt) and blend until well incorporate.  At this point, you will have a smooth, sweet cream.  Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze.  Ideal on a hot summer day or anytime you need to cool those jets. 

*Idea:  If you want to make this ice cream a green color, add Spirulina powder or Blue Green Algae to the mix.

Where can you buy coconut oil, hemp seeds, raw honey, and raw vanilla?

The Raw Food World!

Where can you buy raw honey?

From Bonita and Dan at the Warm Colors Apiary if you're in Western Massachusetts.  If not, connect with your local beekeeper!  Just be careful not to get stung!

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