Nuttin’ Honey Dairy Free Ice Cream! We all know nuts are excellent sources of protein but did you know that makes them an excellent candidate for dairy free ice cream? In a nutshell: USDA researchers say that eating 1½ ounces of tree nuts daily can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. What better way than delicious dairy free ice cream that you make yourself in your Vitamix or Blendtec!
Walnuts – are rich in omega-3s. The form of vitamin E found in walnuts is somewhat unusual, and particularly beneficial.
Hazelnuts - contain arginine, an amino acid that may lower blood pressure and they may help lower LDL cholesterol as well.
Almonds – If you avoid dairy, calcium-rich almonds are a good choice to ensure you’re getting enough of this bone-building mineral. Almonds are also high in vitamin E, a nutrient which helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin. The almond’s skin is full of heart-protecting compounds called flavonoids. An ounce of almonds has as many heart-healthy polyphenols as a cup of green tea and 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli combined;
Cashews – Because they contribute a good level of protein and are a useful source of minerals like iron and zinc, cashews make an excellent choice if you’re following a vegetarian diet. They’re also rich in the mineral magnesium, which is thought to improve recall and delay, age-related memory loss.
Pistachios – Being especially rich in vitamin B6, which is important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy, pistachios are a good option for women with problem periods. They’re the only nut to contain reasonable levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that play an important role in protecting the eyes. Pistachios also contain potassium and fiber – in fact a 30g serving has more than three times that supplied by the equivalent weight of plums.
Pecans – Heart-friendly pecans are packed with plant sterols, valuable compounds that are effective at lowering cholesterol levels. Pecans are also antioxidant-rich which helps prevent the plaque formation that causes hardening of the arteries. They’re rich in oleic acid, the healthy fat found in olives and avocado. As a good source of vitamin B3 pecans are the perfect option if you’re fighting fatigue because this vitamin helps us access the energy in our food.
Nuttin’ Honey Dairy Free Ice Cream
- Liquid raw sweetener of choice like honey or maple syrup or agave, etc. to top of blade.
- 3/4 cup nuts – cashews, almonds, pecans, pistachios, etc.
- 3 cups ice
- Blend on High for approximately 45 seconds, using tamper to mash ice and nuts onto blade. This recipe should only be done by Vitamix owners.
Check out the video here!
Blendtec owners can make their own Dairy Free Ice Cream, check this video out!
Make your own Nuttin’ Honey Dairy Free Ice Cream and let me know what you think!