…and it’s not sinful!
In fact there’s no added sugar or gluten so is suitable for many people who have restricted diets, even vegetarians and vegans! If I do say so myself… it’s the BEST chocolate ice cream I have EVER tasted! Sorry if that sounds a tad biased but, wow, it’s really that good!
In the run up to Easter I have been a little naughty as there’s been a lot more chocolate around. The lovely powers that be at QVC put a spanner in the works of my healthy eating regime as they gave all of us a chocolate Easter egg. Here’s mine just after collecting it…
… and here’s what’s left about half an hour and a cup of tea later!! Whoops!
Well, my health & fitness guru Christianne Wolff kindly sent me some recipes for healthy chocolate eggs. If you go to her website she has a free recipe book with some very scrummy looking treats in it. What a sweetheart she is. Keeping me on track without telling me off, haha!
Well, I didn’t have all I needed to make those recipes, although I fully intend to later. So, what I did was make my own recipe using my amazing Vitamix machine from QVC. One of my all time best buys, easily.
Here’s what I used in my recipe which provided two very generous servings (one for me and one for my son, Tom);
- 3 frozen bananas
- 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of homemade cashew nut butter (see below)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
I regularly freeze bananas and store them in my Lock & Lock containers. Make sure you peel them first. I also prefer to let them get over ripe before freezing as they seem to be a lot sweeter.
The nut butter I make in my Vitamix. With peanuts I find the natural oils bind the mixture into peanut butter but I add a little coconut oil to stop it being too crumbly. I simply put the nuts in and blend. I like doing it that way as I know what’s in my nut butters. I also store these in Lock & Locks. So handy and I have a whole cupboard, fridge and freezer full of them!
So, back to the recipe, you just put everything in and blend! It’s that easy and it’s that quick. You can then freeze it if you like or eat it straight away like I did as my willpower is so low in the colder months! I’m sorry, it may officially be spring but I’m freezing and still need some comfort food.
Honestly, I surprised myself with how good this is! Obviously you could make variations of this. I like the idea of peanut butter but we had run out. Chopped hazelnuts would be scrummy sprinkled on top, too. I’m also thinking if you mixed in some frozen, chopped strawberries or cherries it would be a winning combo.
I appreciate not everyone has a Vitamix – I got mine when it was a Today’s Special Value and have never looked back – but it may work with other machines, like the Ninja ones. I haven’t tried it but it might just be worth a go.
Let me know if you decide to make it, how it works with your machines if you’re not using a Vitamix, and what you think.
Whether it’s sinful or angelic I wish you & yours a very chocolatey and happy Easter.
Lots of love,