Who is ready for a new luscious dessert? My Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe is fresh out of my kitchen and it is sure to be your new favorite dessert. Brimming with antioxidant-rich blackberries, it’s vibrant and deliciously divine! What is amazing about this ice cream is that you won’t even miss the cream or the sugar. Thanks to some simple dairy-free ingredients, you can make yourself this recipe in no time. And even better, you don’t need to feel guilty about serving yourself up seconds when you do. :)
There may be foods that you love that aren’t the healthiest. When I was younger, I absolutely adored desserts! What kid doesn’t? Though my tastebuds loved sinking into the sugary treats, my skin and my energy levels did not. If you really love ice cream, for instance, let me suggest to you that you find a bridge to help satisfy your desires. Don’t try and cut it out altogether. Instead go for a cleaner vegan version, like my new Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe. Sometimes when we try and make strict changes in our life, like giving up desserts altogether, we may too easily fall off the wagon.
Want another simple pro tip? You can make this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream in larger batches and stick it straight in the freezer. This way you have extra yummy and healthy goodness on hand when you are in a pinch and really craving a sweet treat.
One trick to making any delicious vegan ice cream is to dial in the creaminess. You don’t need to use any sources of dairy once you discover your favorite creamy alternatives. For starters, frozen banana is great way to make this creamy vegan treat. And yes, the key is to use a frozen banana, not fresh. What I like to do is get a large bundle of organic bananas and let them ripen on the counter. Then I peel them and stick them in the freezer. This way I always have frozen bananas on hand and ready to go.
There is another reason you’ll want to let your bananas get fully ripe before enjoying them. If you haven’t heard, ripe bananas are actually more alkaline-forming than non-ripe bananas. Our bodies thrive on foods that promote blood alkalinity. So many of us can use the extra help to neutralize the acidic waste products of metabolism. And if all it takes is letting your bananas get a little riper before enjoying them, then why not wait an extra day or two. Once you see a few brown spots on their yellow skins then they are ready for you.
Bananas certainly make me smile. And for good reason too! With their high concentrations of fiber, eating them helps me feel fuller while also promoting good digestion. Plus they help balance fluid levels in the body. This then plays a part in our beauty energy too. With their vitamin A and natural oils, they help moisturize the skin. Can you start to see now why they make me so happy? Plus they taste so yummy. They are a perfect ingredient for this recipe. Who would have thought eating vegan ice cream could actually be so good for you?
I absolutely adore blackberries. Such a vibrant fruit, they make this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream look like a beautiful masterpiece. Blackberries are rich in so many amazing benefits! In fact, their lovely dark blue hue is a wonderful indicator that they are an antioxidant-rich fruit. They contain high levels of anthocyanins. Want those sparkling, healthy eyes that will shine bright for years to come? Load a few extra berries into your recipe. Anthocyanins can help strengthen your eyes and your vision. You’re welcome. :)
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Blackberries are also great sources of vitamins C and K. For instance, they provide a whopping 32% of your daily vitamin K needs. Our bodies use vitamin K to make proteins for healthy bones and to help foster normal blood clotting. Simply one serving of this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream offers you 35% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Our skin loves vitamin C as it works to repair and regenerate collagen. Eating blackberries can help the connective tissue throughout your body, keeping it supple and strong!
There are many routes you can take to get a strong body. Certainly being mindful of only eating healthy varieties of desserts is a great foundation. Then there is exercise.
My favorite form of exercise by far is practicing yoga. When I started my yoga practice, at home it was an incredibly freeing experience. This is why I created my Power Yoga Series DVD. I want to provide you with the tools so that you can experience this too! It allows you the freedom to align your feelings, thoughts, and schedule into your routine. Plus you can reward yourself with your dessert right afterward :)
I hope I’m inspiring you to feel amazing and get creative in the kitchen. Dessert can become something that you can actually feel good about enjoying. No more guilty trips to the freezer. Make my new Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe and love yourself with every bite.
As always, don’t forget to Pin the image above to your Pinterest board, and tag me in all of your recipe creations on Instagram so that I can see the delicious meals that you are making! And remember, you are a creative light and I am so grateful for you, Beauty.
Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 large frozen banana, peeled
- ½ cup of coconut milk (full fat)
- 2 Tbs. cacao nibs (optional)
- Place all your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a container and place in the freezer for an hour until it hardens up.
- Scoop out 2 servings into your favorite ice cream containers and enjoy!