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Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream

16 Aug

This is a great refreshing summer treat that is gluten free and dairy free, raw and vegan,  bringing only good fats and yummy healthy tasty delights to the dessert table…wow!!! Need I say more?

I know I could stop there but I cannot help myself. I get excited about avocados and here is why…

The avocado is such a unique fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, the avocado is super high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health including the following:avocado-coconut-ice-cream-in-glass-landscape-large (1).jpg

  1.  avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a “heart healthy” fatty acid that is believed to be one of the main reasons for the health benefits of olive oil.
  2. Avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fiber can have various important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health and cancer prevention and cardio-protective.
  3. Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  4. Numerous studies have shown that eating avocado can improve heart disease risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.
  5. One dietary survey found that people who ate avocados had a much higher nutrient intake and had a lower risk of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
  6. Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with veggies can dramatically increase the amount of antioxidants you take in.

A single serving of avocado also contains these amazing nutrients

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
  • Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
  • Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and they are also low in saturated fats

So top off tonight’s dinner with this awesome dessert and enjoy!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 zest of limes variety
  • 2 ripe avocados peeled & pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup coconut milk sweetened

Mix in a blender and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes, Ready in: 120
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Posted by on August 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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