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Blue Berry Ginger Ice Cream made with the Vitamix

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Blue Berry Ginger Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
1 heaped cup frozen blueberries
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/4 cup cashews
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2-4 tablespoons almond or hemp milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a Super Blender.
Slowly add 2 tablespoons of almond milk and use the tamper to try to get the mixture going without adding too much liquid.
If you need the extra two tablespoons, use them, but try blending until a thick consistency is achieved.
Garnish as desired and enjoy.

Did you know?

Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for nausea caused by motion sickness, morning sickness , nausea caused by medication and general stomach upset. Ginger also contain chromium, magnesium and zinc which improves blood flow in the body.

Bananas are an amazing fruit with so many health benefits for you. They are rich in fibre, pectin and also act as a prebiotic, all factors that aid in the digestion process. Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan which converts into serotonin once ingested. Serotonin is a ‘happy mood’ neurotransmitter in the brain. More reason on why bananas are good for you. 

Lemons are very goof for you, they contain vitamin C, B6, A, E, Folate, Niacin thiamin, Riboflavin, Copper, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Protein. They can be used to treat throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems and high blood pressure. Lemons also strengthen the immune system and are also considered an excellent blood purifier.

Peachy Coconut Popsicles made with the Vitamix

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Peachy Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients:

Coconut filling
1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
1 cup coconut milk (⅔ of a can)
2 tablespoon unpasteurized honey
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peach filling
2 peaches, pitted
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping
Shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

Make the coconut filling:
Place coconut yogurt, coconut milk, honey and vanilla in your blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a separate container and set aside.

Make the peach filling:
Rinse your blender. Add the peaches and cinnamon in the blender and pulse on high until pureed.

Assemble:
Pour the peach puree into the Popsicle moulds (about 2 tablespoon per mould or fill to about ⅓).
Fill up the rest of the mould with the coconut mixture, insert a popsicle stick into each mould and stir gently.
Sprinkle the top part with some coconut shreds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.
When the popsicles are ready to eat, rinse the moulds under warm water for a few seconds to get them out easily.
Once out, you can dip the popsicle into some more coconut shreds if desired.
Enjoy!

Serves: 10 popsicles

Did you know?

Coconut meat contains natural oils and fatty acids that are not only good for you but also contain medicinal properties. The lauric acid in the oil found in coconuts is known to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, starving any infections that might attack the body.

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