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Go Ahead. Healthy Vegan Ice Cream for Breakfast
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Go Ahead. Healthy Vegan Ice Cream for Breakfast

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

I like to eat fruit salad for breakfast during the summer because fresh fruit is oh-so-perfectly light and cooling during these hot months. But recently, my enthusiasm for fruit put me in a compulsive shopper predicament, leaving me with a rather large amount of over ripe mangoes. After scolding myself for buying more than I can possibly consume alone, I decided the best way to save them from the compost was to freeze them. But I had not quite thought through what to do with frozen mangoes.

Then I remembered how delicious vegan ice cream made with frozen bananas is, and thought “Why not try it with some frozen mangoes?” Then this brilliant idea manifested itself--make ice cream for breakfast by combining the fruit and nuts from my morning fruit salad into the recipe! Because I am an adult. If I want ice cream for breakfast, then I should have some. Right?

I figure this recipe is pretty adaptable to any fruit. Just remember, the key to achieving the texture you want is all about the moisture. The more water a fruit has, the “icier” the ice cream will be. You know, more like a sorbet. If you use fatty fruits (think avocado or coconut) then it’ll be creamier. You can also add creaminess with bananas, nut butters, or flax seed, and if you like a sorbet texture, then add strawberries or raspberries. Play around and have fun! It' summer!

Here is my favorite mixture:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 small frozen bananas cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 packed cup spinach
  • 1-2 tbsp flax seed (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon soy/almond milk

Toppings:

  • other fruit
  • pistachios
  • granola
  • vegan biscotti
  • dark chocolate
  • nut butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy immediately as is, or with toppings. Can be refrozen.

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

 

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  1. vegoneorbegone
    vegoneorbegone
    Just had this, so delicious !!
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