This dairy free ice-cream contains the superfood Maca, a root vegetable native to the mountains of Peru.
Maca is renowned to assist in balancing female hormones, improving menstrual problems and symptoms of menopause, increasing fertility and boosting energy.
In Peru, where the Maca root vegetable is grown, Maca is often eaten similar to a potato. It is roasted, baked, added to soups and stews.
In the West, it is commonly available in powder form and the easiest way to introduce and include it in your diet, is to add it into your smoothies. When added to smoothies, Maca powder actually acts as a thickener.
When I originally created this recipe, I started with a vision of creating a breakfast smoothie. To my delight it tasted delicious but the chia seeds and maca powder thickened the smoothie more than I expected. But believe me… I didn’t mind the fact that I had to eat it with a spoon & it had a texture like soft serve ice cream!
So here it is.. the recipe for my dairyfree Maca, Chia and Mixed Berry Icecream. Enjoy x M
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ tablespoon maca powder
- ⅛ teaspoon finely ground pink himalayan salt
- 1 medjool date, pit removed
- 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
- Place the chia seeds and coconut milk in a food processor (or nutri-bullet) and stir until combined, then leave for 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Place mixture in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
- Remove from freezer and serve.
- Note – if the mixture has frozen too much you may need to put it in a blender (or mix it with a spoon) briefly to give it a smoother texture.