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Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy Free with a SECRET Ingredient You’ll Never Guess!)

White Bean Strawberry Ice Cream

This recipe is inspired by the recipe found in Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, but my version contains no dairy products.

This recipe assumes you have already soaked your white beans overnight, and cooked until tender.

Place white beans into your food processor and whir until smooth. Cut bananas into chunks, add honey, egg yolk and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the strawberries and blend until you're happy with the results. I let the processor go until most of the strawberries were blended, but there were still a few chunks left. Place in an ice cream freezer and stir until the ice cream thickens to soft serve consistency. I prefer the Donvier Ice Cream Maker; I keep the insert in my freezer so I can make “ice cream” anytime the mood strikes.

This ice cream got rave reviews from my husband, who in spite of saying “Food is FOOD, just eat it!” is rather picky. I didn't tell him the “secret ingredient” until the next morning. He was very surprised that there were beans in the ice cream and he thought it was a good substitute.

The bean taste is completely masked, if anything, the banana comes through as the dominant flavor. Mouth feel is good. This ice cream does turn very hard once it is frozen, so you will definitely need to let it set out about 15 minutes before serving, and it would work great for smoothies also.

If you are interested in the nutritional information, click here to my recipe Calorie Count by About.com.

 

Recipe: Strawberry White Bean Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert
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This recipe is inspired by the recipe found in Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, but my version contains no dairy products.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked white beans, drained
  • 2 frozen bananas, partially thawed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh whole strawberries
Instructions
  1. This recipe assumes you have already soaked your white beans overnight, and cooked until tender.
  2. Place white beans into your food processor and whir until smooth.
  3. Cut bananas into chunks, add honey, egg yolk and vanilla and process until smooth.
  4. Add the strawberries and blend until you're happy with the results.
  5. I let the processor go until most of the strawberries were blended, but there were still a few chunks left.
  6. Place in an ice cream freezer and stir until the ice cream thickens to soft serve consistency.
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Coconut Milk Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

Coconut Milk Pumpkin Smoothie

3/4 cup coconut milk [affiliate link]
4-5 tablespoons of butternut squash (did you know that MUCH of the
time,
pumpkin [affiliate link] pie in the can is ACTUALLY butternut squash? I found
that out recently, just google it!)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon homemade vanilla [affiliate link]
1 Clementine Cutie mandarin (look like tiny oranges) or 2-3 sections of orange
A couple of ice cubes
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Blended in my Magic Bullet [affiliate link] and it had a very nice flavor to it. It actually tasted sweet enough. And satisfied my longing for something “pumpkin”. If I'd had any bananas, I probably would have added half of a banana, instead of the cutie.

Here is a neat page on why to grow and use butternut squash instead of pumpkin.

This recipe included at GAPS Friendly Friday #15 at The Liberated Kitchen.

Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons of butternut squash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon homemade vanilla
  • 1 Clementine Cutie mandarin (look like tiny oranges) or 2-3 sections of orange
  • A couple of ice cubes
  • sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with a smile.

 

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If you love desserts like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Everyone Loves Pudding and Baker's Dozen Volume 2 Pumpkin Treats.

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Coconut Milk Orange Milkshake

Orange Coconut Milk Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

Coconut Milk Orange Milkshake

I wanted something a little sweet. So here's what I came up with. I don't know that it's full GAPS, I guess I had better figure this out so I can tag it appropriately. Oh yay. I just looked at the recommended foods at The Gaps Diet and all the items are approved for full GAPS.

Blended in my Magic Bullet Blender until it was smooth.

Pretty delicious, even without any added sweeteners.

Recipe: Coconut Milk Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
This shake reminds me of an Orange Julius.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup "natural" coconut milk (thick and very white)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 small orange
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ½ cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend and serve.

 

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