Super yummy, super healthy Nice Cream DF, GF, V

January 18, 2018
Lyndall McAlpine

This is incredibly easy to make and great for a delicious summer treat, it’s creamy and decadent but it’s good for you!!! yippee!!!!

Macadamia and Mango Nice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (peeled and frozen)
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup macadamias crushed

Blend banana and mango together until smooth. da dahhh!!!

  • You can serve it immediately as a soft serve texture you can either fold in roughly chopped nuts or sprinkle with crushed, or
  • put in container in freezer for a firmer texture
  • it’s great for kids (and kids at heart) to scoop into icy pole moulds and refreeze, you can also
  • take out icy poles and thaw for a few minutes then roll them in your favourite crushed nuts, cacao nibs or coconut.

I love this version especially while mangoes are still in season…. yummm!

But you can use cacao for chocolate nice cream, or even better berries (mangoes are a quite high sugar content fruit, blueberries are one of the lowest GI fruit and even healthier option for your blood sugar).

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EAT YOUR FRUIT – DON’T DRINK IT

This is where I must put a small dampener on things (sorry). Yes this IS a great treat, made with no sugar, dairy or any nasties and the nuts provide “good” essentials fats and will lower the Glycaemic Load, but please don’t use this as a complete alternative to eating your fruit.

Mother Nature “ALWAYS” does it best and the act of chewing and eating a whole fruit always comes up trumps.

On a side note: I always advise my clients to juice more vegies than fruit. Once fruit is juiced the fibre is removed so your can get a sugar spike, eg you need 3-4 apples to make one glass of apple juice, that’s about 7 teaspoons of sugar without the miracle of fibre to slow down sugar absorption: a whole apple has a GL of 6, while a serving of apple juice has a whopping 30—higher even than Coca-Cola, at 16. Blending is much better as it does not remove the fibre, however It has been suggested that blending, by chopping the insoluble fine may mess with the insoluble/soluble ratio. Choose eating whole fruit for most part of your diet.

If you would like to know more about glycemic index and load read more here

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