The start of taking control over your own health is becoming comfortable in the kitchen. Cooking healthy food doesn't have to mean being in the kitchen all day. As a coach, I specialize in working with busy and chronically ill people who don't necessarily have the time, desire or ability to cook all day. I personally love to cook, but I remember all too well the constraints that my battle with chronic Lyme Disease put on how much time I could even stand up, much less cook. And so, in this blog you will find more and more recipes that will suit people who want to eat clean whole food, but have restraints. Some will be original, some borrowed and cited, but the goal is that they will all require a maximum of 15 minutes of physical standing time. I want cooking to be accessible for all, especially those struggling to find their way back to health again.
Today my daughter and I made ice cream for the first time. I am dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free and sugar-free (among many others) and so this recipe from Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry fit the bill! With few ingredients, all from sources I can tolerate and support as a coach, it seemed the perfect time to dip my toes into the ice cream department. This recipe calls for a strong mixer (I love my Vitamix) and an ice cream maker. It will be unusual for me to post recipes that require a bunch of gadgets, but a hint - I use my Vitamix and my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) almost daily. The Instant Pot is the single best $100 investment I have made this year.
Homemade Sunbutter Ice Cream
Combine coconut milk and coconut oil in a strong mixer and blend until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Put the Vitamix container in the fridge to cool for an hour or two, or whatever your ice cream maker suggests. Remove the frozen ice cream maker drum from the freezer and insert in machine. Pour the mix into the ice cream maker and blend according to your maker. Mine took 25 minutes. It's serves up better fresh than frozen, but both are tasty.
Try it out! Let me know what you think! What flavors would you like to try next?
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