This vegan strawberry ice cream recipe is free of dairy and added sugar and full of flavor–and it even has a few secret ingredients.
Cool down and slim down in the summer, even with dessert! Frozen bananas and other fruits make for the best base to a vegan and raw ice cream recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. That way, you don’t have to feel deprived when attempting to slim down and offer your body a boost of nutrition.
This recipe includes an avocado for extra creaminess and balancing taste. It also adds a dose of healthy fats, so you feel completely satiated. The spinach is just a small, but worthy, increase in green nutrients. You do not have to add a sweetener, but I find it adds just the right about of touch. I list agave and maple syrup, but you can also use honey (to make a non-vegan version), coconut sugar or any other sweetener of your choice.
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ avocado
- Small handful of spinach
- 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
- Up to 4 tablespoons water
Add the chopped frozen bananas to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the strawberries and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and add water only to smooth out the blending process and achieve more of a soft-serve consistency.
Eat immediately or scoop the ice cream into a plastic wrap-lined pan and place in the freezer. Remove 10 minutes before serving and let the pan sit at room temperature. Scoop out like ice cream and serve!
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