Vegan Lemonade Ice Cream

by Leanne Vogel on May 21st, 2013


Vegan Lemonade Ice Cream

I made ice cream for us today…

But it’s not just any ‘ol ice cream, it’s vegan ice cream with a heavy dose of magnesium. I call it, anti-stress ice cream.

 

Why?

Magnesium and calcium are fundamental minerals that play a teeter totter game with one another in our bodies. We’ve all been conditioned to focus solely on our calcium levels, but magnesium plays a huge role in helping you fully experience good health.

Calcium excites nerves, magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract, magnesium makes them relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely.

Like the yin and yang of the mineral world.

Lemonade Ice Cream (1)

Magnesium deficiency is sometimes caused by a lack of adequate dietary magnesium, emotional stress, some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone), heavy exercise, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and too much calcium in the diet.

The only supplement I’ve found that’s Non-GMO and provides my body with the magnesium it needs to stay in perfect balance is Natural Calm by Natural Vitality. It has successfully restored my magnesium level, balanced my calcium intake, and helped me naturally manage stress, too!

Anti-stress ice cream. Boom!

Lemonade Ice Cream (2)

To print, email or text this recipe, click here.

5.0 from 1 reviews

 

 

Vegan Lemonade Ice Cream
Author: Leanne Vogel
Allergens: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
Prep time:  
Cook time:  
Total time:  

 

Serves: 4

 

Vegan lemon ice cream with a healthy dose of magnesium and shaves of fresh lemon zest.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw whole cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Natural Calm
  • 2 tablespoons honey or coconut nectar (to keep vegan)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest from one lemon (approximately 1 tablespoon)

 

Instructions
  1. Add the cashews, water and Natural Calm to the jug of your high powered blender. If you do not have a high powered blender, it’s best to soak the cashews before using them in this recipe. To soak, add cashews to a bowl and cover with water. Allow to sit in the water for 12 hours before draining, rinsing and using in this recipe.
  2. Blend mixture until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add honey, then lemon juice and continue running for 20 more seconds, until everything is mixed.
  3. Drop in lemon zest, whiz lightly.
  4. Ice cream maker version: transfer mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill for 12 hours. Then, use in your ice cream maker, according to its directions.
  5. Freezer method: separate mixture into 4 bowls and place in the freezer for a total of 3 hours. Remove bowls from the freezer every 30-45 minutes to whisk everything together and prevent the mixture from clumping.

 

Notes
Candida - make this recipe candida-friendly by replacing the honey/coconut nectar with an equal amount of ground xylitol (grind in a coffee grinder) or ¼ teaspoon stevia. Natural Calm – if you do not have natural calm, you could use 2 tablespoons of any type of super food powder: lucuma, maca, camu camu, or omit completely. If you do so, you may have to add more lemon zest and juice to pump up the flavor in the ice cream.

 

 

View nutrition information

Lemonade Ice Cream (22)

Add the cashews, water and Natural Calm to the jug of your high powered blender. If you do not have a high powered blender, it’s best to soak the cashews before using them in this recipe. To soak, add cashews to a bowl and cover with water. Allow to sit in the water for 12 hours before draining, rinsing and using in this recipe.

Lemonade Ice Cream (9)

Blend mixture until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add honey, then lemon juice and continue running for 20 more seconds, until everything is mixed. Drop in lemon zest, whiz lightly.

Lemonade-Ice-Cream

Ice cream maker version: transfer mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill for 12 hours. Then, use in your ice cream maker, according to it’s directions.

Freezer method: separate mixture into 4 bowls and place in the freezer for a total of 3 hours. Remove bowls from the freezer every 30-45 minutes to whisk everything together and prevent the mixture from clumping.

And there you have it, 4 servings of anti-stress, health promoting dessert.

instore flier 2

And, if you love Natural Vitality and their Non-GMO products as much as I do, you could win a $1000 prize pack (packed with goodies from Vega, Manitoba Harvest, Natural Vitality and Sambazon) just for developing a recipe for them. you can submit a recipe with any Natural Vitality product as an ingredient. The contest is open until midnight PST on May 31st. Read rules and additional details.

Okay, so everyone is dying to know…

What are the main sources of stress in you life?

How do you manage stress? What steps do you take to overcome it all?

 

————————— Author Information: Leanne Vogel, Alberta, Canada Leanne Vogel is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for healthy treats, whole food eats, and balanced living. http://www.healthfulpursuit.com


Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply