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Recipe (Dairy-free): Chocolate Ice “Cream”

Who doesn’t love a bit of ice cream? Unfortunately, it’s loaded with sugar AND dairy, which is a problem if you’re dairy intolerant.

Here, I have for you a simple, tasty and nutrient-rich ‘ice-cream’. Cacao is raw cocoa and it’s loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants, which are great for your gut bacteria and they’re also anti-cancer.

Bananas are a versatile old fruit. Not only do I use them to make this fabulous ‘ice-cream’ but I also love them in my delicious protein pancakes.

Whilst this is miles healthier than traditional ice-cream, you should still stick to the serving size.


Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 2 tsp cacao powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Instructions

Place frozen bananas in food processor and blend until smooth (a few minutes). You may have to stop a few times to scrape the sides.

Add cacao powder and almond butter and blend until mixed well.

Serve & enjoy!

Tip: You can make this in advance and freeze in an airtight container.

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De-Stressing Chocolate Pudding (High fibre prebiotic)

This pudding is rich in flavour, giving you your much-needed chocolate fix. It’s a great source of prebiotic fibre. Prebiotics feed the bacteria in your gut, thereby promoting beneficial bacterial balance. The combination of fibre and fat keep your blood sugar levels balanced, preventing cravings later on.

Serves 6

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dash of salt

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve & enjoy!

Tip: Try adding a pinch of cinnamon for a deeper flavour.

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