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Wednesday
Jul162014

Got Raw Ice Cream?

Cinematography: Vincent DeVries

Are you craving ice cream, but without all the sugar? I was recently introduced to raw ice cream by Glaser Organic Farms in Coconut Grove, Florida. It was delicious and inspired me to come up with my own raw ice cream concoctions. I just need to get my hands on some good coconut meat to give it body!

Ice Cream: Food process coconut meat, cashews, coconut water, dates, maple syrup, raw agave, whole vanilla beans using locally sourced ingredients when possible.

*Try substituting the maple syrup and raw agave with yacón syrup and/or coconut nectar for low glycemic needs.

Topping: Handful of fresh chopped mint, small handful of homemade coconut granola, chopped pecans and frozen blueberries - locally sourced ingredients when you can find them.


Health Benefits of Raw Coconut Meat: 

1. Fatty Acids: Contains medium chain fatty acids rather than the long chain fatty acids that are commonly found in other foods, which means that the saturated fat in coconut meat will not affect your cholesterol.

2. Fiber: It is recommended that you should consume 14g of fiber for every 1000 calories you eat. Consuming foods high in fiber helps keep you feeling full so you are less likely to overeat. 

3. Manganese: Manganese is used by the body to metabolize protein, fat and help the body make use of vitamin E, iron and thiamine. It can also help to ensure that your body has stable levels of blood sugar and assist with immune and nervous system function.

4. Copper and Potassium: Copper helps to produce the sense of taste and producing red blood cells. Potassium helps to maintain the proper level of fluids in the cells and maintain sodium levels.
Source: Med Health

Xoxo, KK


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