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Macro Mondays: Berry Delicious Macrobiotic Ice Cream.

Sometimes you just need a little treat. Perhaps you don't have anything ready to munch on, and maybe you don't feel like baking. That happens on occasion.

Before my stomach let me know that dairy & I don't belong together, my favourite quick treat/dessert was unsweetened plain yogurt with frozen berries mixed in. Well, this is even better.

Today's 1 minute Macrobiotic Monday recipe (if you can even call it a recipe, as it is so simple!) helped me through a needing-a-treat crisis. And the berries made me feel all summery. Yay for summer!

MM: Macrobiotic Raspberry Ice Cream

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That would be ice cream less the cream. And made in less than 1 minute.

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen raspberries, organic if possible
1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice*

(And because you'll probably want more, 2:1 frozen berries to milk)

Directions

1. Add the berries to a blender. Then add the milk.
2. Blend until desired consistency reached. (I preferred to have some raspberry chunks still in there, so I literally only blended it for about 30 seconds in the magic bullet, stirring a few times).
3. Eat right away. Um, duh.

*Note: I used Eden brand unsweetened soy milk, as it was what I had on hand. But I know for a fact, that amasake would be amazing in here. Rice milk & almond milk would be great too. For a less traditionally macro version, try coconut milk -->I'm positive it would be ridiculously amazing.

Equally Delicious Variations

  • Adding 1TBSP cocoa or carob powder for a chocolatey berry extravaganza
  • Frozen blueberries or blackberries or peaches instead...yum!
  • Adding some healthy fat, like 1TBSP chia or flax, or 1TBSP nut/seed butter, if you need your treat to be a bit more substantial.
  • If you want more sweetness, add 1TBSP maple syrup or rice syrup.
  • You could also try spicing things up like adding a bit of lemon zest (especially nice with bluberries/blackberries), cinnamon (great with the cocoa/carob combo), vanilla, and fresh mint.

A few extra comments & suggestions:

I'm sure you could store this in the freezer for a few hours, but just watch it to make sure it doesn't harden up too much. I can't personally vouch for this though, as I usually only make it when I want a treat to eat right away.

I love using the Magic Bullet, as it's so easy to make things in small quantities, and it blends really well. I simply pour in the berries first, then fill the milk to half the height of the berries. Simple. So simple.

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Now, go for a walk or bike ride, smell some flowers, let the sun wash over your face, and then come home and enjoy this treat.