This is a must try for anyone who loves ice cream! It is so simple that it is actually comical! Really, you’ll see once you try it. Unlike commercial ice cream, this is a nutritional powerhouse with very low calories and high in the taste department! Believe me, it’s crazy, bangin good, so get out your blender and go for it!
1 bag of frozen blueberries (approx 12oz bag)
1 frozen banana
1/4 – 1/2 cup soy milk (this is approx depending on power of your blender)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shredded (optional)
1/2 avocado (optional)
Pour 1/2 cup milk into blender. Pour in blueberries, bananas cut in to chunks, coconut (except for 2 tsp) and avocado if using, and blend until thick and creamy. Adding more milk as you go if necessary. I use as little milk as possible and stop the blender when it gets jammed. With a spoon I scrape down the sides and remix and add a little bit more milk and blend again. I usually end up doing that process 2-3 times until it thick and creamy. I like to spoon it into pretty glasses and then sprinkle a little coconut on top of each serving. The white of the coconut looks nice against the dark blueberries.
Makes approx 4 servings
If you don’t like coconut, leave it out! You will not taste the avocado, but it will add a richness from the “good” fat that it offers. It isn’t necessary at all if you don’t want to use it. I personally love it, but I make this all the time without it as well.
The consistency should be very thick like ice cream, so start with less milk and gradually add as needed just enough to make the blender mix it. The more powerful your blender is, the less milk you need. You should not be able to “drink” it, you should need a spoon.
Tip: frozen friut (and veg) are just as nutritious as fresh – and sometimes more so because they are flash frozen immediately after picking which retains the nutrients. At all times you will find 4 or 5 different kinds of frozen fruits in my fridge, they come in handy when friends stop by! In two minutes we are eating fresh ice cream that is actually good for you and tastes fantastic!
Also, did you know… blueberries are ranked #1 out of 40 fruits and veg (according to Tufts University Research) as far as nutritional value goes?! Excellent anti-oxidant, great for eye sight and urinary tract health to name a few.
Fresh blueberries will stay good in fridge up to ten days, frozen 9-10 months.