Enjoy Ice Cream the Healthy Way

One way to get children to eat their fruits and vegetables is to make a fruit and vegetable smoothie. It’s healthy, and it’s also tasty. Adults will also enjoy.

Recipe Content – all Organic:

  • 2 cups chopped leafy green vegetable…Romaine, Collard, Spinach, Kale, or any other leafy green veggie
  • 1 ripe banana diced
  • 6-8 medium strawberries sliced
  • 1 mango diced
  • 2 kiwis diced
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Organic Raw Honey
  • Small pinch of Sea salt
  • Add water for consistency

Preparation:

Add ½ cup Coconut Milk to blender. Blend the vegetables until smooth. Add the rest of the Coconut Milk. Add the remaining ingredients, and add water based on how thick or watery you want the smoothie. Blend everything until smooth. Add more honey if required.

Pour out the smoothie on to various containers and freeze them. Remove from freezer and place them in the frig for about 2-3 hours, or until you can spoon out the smoothie easily.

The children will love it. They will think it’s ice cream.

Here is the health benefit of all the ingredients:

Health Benefit of Leafy Green Vegetables

They are filled with fiber, Vitamins A, C, K, Calcium, and folate. Moreover, they are antioxidants, which rid the body of free radicals to help boost the immune system.

Health Benefit of Bananas

Banana has potassium, and according to Dr. Alan Christianson, bananas can lessen the risk of stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Health Benefit of Strawberries

Strawberries have tons of Vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants to help build the immune system. They contribute to reducing the chance of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Health Benefit of Mangoes

Mangoes contain Vitamin A, C, Beta Carotene, and Fiber. The fruit also keeps the heart healthy. It’s good for one’s vision, and it helps to lower risk of some cancers.

Health Benefit of Kiwis

When children with asthma consumes kiwi, the wheezing is lessened. Shortness of breath and coughing at nights is tremendously small. They would have to have eaten 5-7 servings of kiwi per week to get that result. The fruit benefits adults too. Kiwi also helps to protect against cancer.

Health Benefit of Coconut Milk

Coconut is high in fiber, Vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6. It also has minerals and iron. Coconut Milk is also lactose free.

Health Benefit of Raw Honey

Honey is an excellent source of energy, and it aids in weight loss. Honey contains Vitamin C, Calcium, and iron. Honey is also said to be antifungal and antibacterial. Sometimes it is used as an antiseptic. Honey also helps to remove free radicals, which in turn boosts the immune system.

 

 

References:

WebMD

Health Benefits of Bananas

Strawberries: Health Benefits

Mad about Mangoes

Kiwis and its Many Health Benefits

The Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

Health Benefits of Honey

5 thoughts on “Enjoy Ice Cream the Healthy Way

  1. Thanks, Anne – While I’m not into smoothies, my son and his kids are – I’m sending your recipe along to them. My kids ate just about anything from suishi to artichokes but his kids are a bit pickier, so smoothies are definitely a good choice in their household.

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