I’m a girl who definitely likes her sweets from time to time…

I don’t like to deny myself or feel like I’m starving (remember this?) So, I whipped up an easy, healthy little ice cream alternative that did just the trick to curve my evening sweet fix.

photo 5Here’s the beauty of this little recipe vs. store bought ice cream:

+No dairy! The less dairy I consume, the less I want it/can even tolerate it when I do have it. Many people are lactose intolerant, if you don’t know if you are/are unsure, try cutting dairy, you’ll see a difference! Besides, drinking milk is not necessary for optimum health, and is potentially harmful (my opinion). I always go for Almond Milk, always.

+It’s very rich, feels decadent but ISN’T.

+A healthy alternative, all of the items used have fantastic health benefits, they aren’t empty additives, or icky ingredients you can’t even spell, much less pronounce!

+Cacao Powder is DELICIOUS!!! Cacao has a variety of great health benefits (in moderation) such as: magnesium, iron, antioxidants, omega fatty acids and fiber! I use this one. Sunfood Superfoods Cacao Powder is Non-GMO, and made from the highest quality cacao beans, cold pressed into a powder to maintain its full nutrient density.

+IT’S SO DAMN GOOD.

OK, so here we go:

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetIngredients: 2 bananas (ripe), 2 Tbsp Cacao Powder, 3 Organic Dates (pitted), 1 Tsp Pumpkin Spice, 4 Tbsp Almond Milk.

This is a no brainer, throw all the ingreds in a blender, freeze, enjoy!

This makes two servings (technically), but mine is just sitting in my freezer for whenever I get the craving. It’s safe to enjoy within the week for optimum nutritional benefits. I just have a couple of scoops whenever the sweet tooth starts screaming and this does more than the trick!

photo 4BTW- ALL of my favorite bloggers have done a variation of this. Some add strawberries instead of cacao, some mix in dark chocolate bits instead of the cacao powder, this is totally customizable. Just think of your fave ice cream flavor and add that ingredient (all natural peanut butter swirled in, almond butter, fresh fruit, etc etc). Just think all natural, all organic and fresh!!

Tip- Sprinkle coconut flakes on the top for a little snowy sweet top! I use these.

Let me know which variations you try!!

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetHow’s everyone doing on the book?? Remember my book club?? I know I said I would wait for you to get the book, but I had a few e-mails to join and we’ve just been conversating as the book goes on. If you’d like to join the discussion LMK!

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2 comments
  1. Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes says: Wednesday, October 22, 20149:57 PM

    This actually sounds delish! I stumbled upon your site because I was perusing Haley’s design portfolio (Colour Me Classic). Not only is your site’s design cute, your posts are great, too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Miss Thing says: Thursday, October 23, 20142:27 PM

      Thanks for visiting Natalie! Let me know if you try the recipe, it’s amazing!

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