New Moon Nice Cream Bowl
This article is from our guest blogger Luca Bogen, view more of her amazing recipes here
If you haven’t already heard of #nicecream, the instagram vegan sensation, it’s a vegan version of ice cream which is made from blending frozen bananas. You can mix the bananas with any other ingredients from fruits to superfoods to make the most delicious bowl of frozen goodness which doesn't contain any dairy, extra sugar or unnecessary toxic ingredients – for a happy mind, body and soul.
I always have chopped up pieces of frozen fruit in my freezer ready to make my nice cream bowls. For bananas, make sure you peel them first and cut into small pieces before putting them in cling film in the freezer. I like to chop up mangos, nectarines, papayas, avocados, kiwi fruits and also freeze strawberries, grapes, raspberries and blackberries. You may be thinking, hang on that's an expensive purchase right there, and yes all of these fruits sometimes don’t come cheap. I tend to buy two to three types a week from the local markets, not supermarkets. You’ll find markets are cheaper (and usually better quality fruit), and when you take into account not buying any meats, cheese or pretty much anything processed your spending drops dramatically making room for all of these delicious fruits!
For the nice cream:
Frozen Bananas (you need two for one bowl but it’s best to freeze a bunch at a time so you always have plenty!)
One Large Avocado – This isn’t frozen
1 Tbsp Organic Raw Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Organic Raw Cacao Powder
30ml Hemp Milk (you can use any milk alternative but I love hemp as it doesn’t contain added sugar)
For The Topping:
1 Tbsp Flaxseeds
Take the frozen banana out of the freezer.
While the pieces are slightly defrosting for a few minutes, cut your avocado open and scoop the flesh into your blender.
Thinly slice the apple for your topping and set to one side.
Add your frozen banana, raw cacao, coconut oil and hemp milk, starting on a medium setting and then gradually speedin, give it time for all the chunks to break down. You will soon end up with a smooth, creamy mixture. You can always add more milk, I really just put the smallest amount in to help with the blending.
Just to say – I’ve swapped to my Magimix blender and it makes nice cream so much better than my old blender!
Scoop your nice cream out onto a serving bowl and add your toppings.
Sprinkle the chia seeds and flaxseeds over the entire bowl to finish and enjoy!
Love Always – Luca