Monday, May 21, 2012

Paleo Blender "Ice Cream" (Whole30 Day 3)

If you're familiar with Whole30 terminology, you might view today's recipe as me "having sex with my pants on." The guidelines of the program advise against noshing on paleofied versions of traditionally addicting and unhealthy foods such as pizza, pancakes, cookies and ice cream.

I'm actually feeling quite good today, without any sort of sugar withdrawal headache. I made the titular treat more for my kids than myself, but used their request for homemade ice cream as an excuse to experiment a bit with my base recipe. I had some of the "Elvis" version after dinner, but also didn't have any additional fruit during the day.

Today's menu:
breakfast - pumpkin porridge
lunch - leftover turkey & sweet potato casserole
snack - beef slider (left over from Saturday night), handful of baby carrots
dinner - creamy avocado pasta topped with toasted pine nuts & tomatoes

Paleo Blender Ice Cream

chocolate nut:
1-2 large frozen bananas, broken into chunks**
1/2 cup chilled coconut milk
1 tbs. nut butter (I used raw almond)
2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1-2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
1 handful frozen strawberries
1/4 cup chilled coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in blender and have at it.

Even though it's a relatively guilt-free treat, I certainly won't be having this often on my Whole30. I'm actually not a huge eater after dinner, but I find that when I'm really strict with my intake during the day (Whole30 or not), I get major cravings at night. If I made blender ice cream EVERY night then I'd clearly just be feeding the monster, regardless of how cleanly I'd be satisfying my sugar fix.

If you're done a Whole30, did you find yourself able to avoid eating after dinner?

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