Thursday, 9 February 2012

super food sundae

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could indulge in your favourite guilty pleasures (like a giant ice cream sundae) but feel GOOD about yourself for doing so?

Guess what, folks. You can!


This ice cream is made of mainly coconut and cashews; the chocolate sauce is agave, cocoa, and coconut oil; and I topped it off with figs and cashews. If you Google any of those ingredients, you'll find that everyone says you should eat more of them.


(Sorry the pictures aren't that great)

I ate this up and enjoyed every bite, knowing it was bringing me better health. You should too! And mix it up anyway your healthy heart desires. You could use nut butters, berries, bananas, different kinds of ice cream, whipped coconut cream, whatever!

Below I give recipes for my raw ice cream and chocolate sauce, but it's a sundae so there's no rules. 

Raw Vegan Ice Cream: makes about 3-6 servings

2 cups soaked raw cashews 
Coconut meat from 2 young Thai coconuts (about 2 cups)
1 cup of water/coconut water from the coconuts - don't use more
1 cup agave/maple syrup
Seeds from 1/2 - 1 vanilla bean (I love vanilla so I use a whole one)
2 T vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 1 T or so of coconut oil, melted

Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in your blender (Vita-Mix works best!) until lusciously smooth and creamy. Melt coconut oil in a bowl that's sitting in a larger bowl filled with hot water. Add in and blend until mixed. Try it now... Yeah. I know. 

Now try to resist eating it all before it's frozen: if you have an ice cream maker use that. 

But if you're like me and don't have one, put the batter in several small jars or freezable containers (single servings!) and stick them in the freezer. Check back every 30-60 minutes and stir until they are eventually frozen, creamy delights.

Chocolate Sauce: Makes a small bowl

3 T cocoa/cacao
3 T melted coconut oil
2 T agave/maple syrup
1 t vanilla extract 
Pinch of cinnamon and salt, if you want
Coconut flakes, if you want 

Mix it all together and enjoy! Feel free to add anything you want to it, the possibilities are endless.

6 comments:

  1. mmmmm i am loving your blog :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Just checked yours out too =) Very cool stuff. Congrats on going raw!

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  2. That looks absolutely delicious! I'm not completely raw, so would roasted (lightly salted...i know, ew) cashews work for the ice cream? I've made a few other raw vegan recipes with them and they worked just fine.

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    1. Better yet, I'll use almonds! I like them better and I always have at least a pound or so on hand.

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    2. hey allison! roasted cashews would be fine, but almonds would work great too. keep in mind cashews will give you a creamier ice cream. if you use almonds, maybe try to skinning them first?

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    3. Well I can't find coconut oil anywhere. =/ A raw vegan diet is difficult to adhere to in the American South. Hopefully I will be going to Earth Fare (organic food store, yay!) tomorrow, so I can pick some up!

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