I scream, You scream….

Before returning back to your childhood memory of the dickie dee strolling down your street.. stay strong and quickly remember the repercussions of that mouth-watering-little-devil we like to call ice cream!

What’s the scoop?

Dairy is not your friend.
Our body requires the enzyme “lactase” to break down “lactose” which is the sugar found in milk. As we get older (18 months to 4 years old, to be exact), 90-95% of this enzyme is depleted. As we get older, we are unable to properly digest the milk and it opens the door for a wide range of issues. Undigested milk = mucous, acidity, allergies and much more. Got snot?

Your waist loves ice cream.
It loves ice cream sooo much that it will hold onto every itty bit that it can! By design, milk will nourish a 9 pound baby to grow into a 25 pound toddler or better yet, nourish a 90 pound calf to grow into a 2000 pound cow. Sounds pretty fattening, eh? The zinger.. ice cream is made with.. cream.. even more fattening! On average, a half cup serving of vanilla ice cream contains about 7 grams of fat. Let’s get real. Who eats just half a cup of nothin’ special, plain ol’ vanilla ice cream? The true ice cream lover tops the treat with all the extra goodies.

A culprit for acne.
Ice cream, along with other dairy products, has been shown to increase production in the insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1. This rise in free IGF-1 is linked to stimulating unregulated growth tissue. When growth tissue occurs in the follicle, it traps the sebum and is likely to cause acne lesions.

It may bring out the Judy-Attitudey in you.
While eating the ice cream you may feel like you just met George Clooney, but the aftermath may leave you singing a different tune. Ice cream contains protein which is broken down into amino acids and eventually dopamine (feel good hormone) has been increased. Initially, you may feel energized and alert but shortly it will all come crumbling down due to blood sugar imbalance. 

And the list goes on…
Constipation, gout, cholesterol, high blood pressure, headaches, etc.

My all time favourite alternative..

All I can say is… this recipe is sooooo yummy!!! Besides the divine taste, this recipe is simple to make, nutritious and dairy free!

-1 400ml Can Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk
– 1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
– 1/3 Cup Raw Organic Honey
– 2 Tablespoons Organic Vanilla Extract
– ¼ Cup Raw Organic Chocolate Nibs
– Heat coconut milk on low heat until steaming. Do not boil.
– Add mint leaves, cover and turn to low heat. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow leaves to steep an additional 50 minutes at room temperature.
– Pour coconut milk with leaves, honey and vanilla into blender and blend thoroughly.
– Pour into ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours.
– Remove cubes and put them in the blender. Blend until smooth and mixture peaks.
– Add nibs at the end to mix but do not blend
– Pour into freezer safe container and freeze overnight or serve immediately
Enjoy!! 🙂


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