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Healthy food tips: GUILT-FREE ‘ICE CREAM’ – 5 DELICIOUS WAYS (Vegan, Dairy free)

I don’t necessarily like the phrase “guilt-free” when applied to these recipes. She uses that phrase because the “ice cream” is made from frozen bananas and is sometimes referred to as “nice cream”.  She says “guilt free” because there isn’t the fat and sugar typical of regular ice cream. There is a bit of added fat and sugar in a few of theses recipes, but not a lot.

The reason I don’t like the term “guilt free” is it leads a person to believe they can eat unlimited amounts, which isn’t true. Remember, bananas, especially ripe bananas contain a lot of sugar.  Also, these recipe have added ingredients which contain fat or sugar or both. So, there is still a lot of sugar in “nice cream”. Another thing to remember, is that eating one banana during the day is fine, but it takes a few to make a bowl of “nice cream’. Just something to keep in mind.

With that said, it’s still a wonderful way to enjoy a sweet treat without a lot of extra calories and the feeling you’ve “cheated” on your diet. In order to stay on a diet, it’s important to find ways to treat yourself on occasion, without going overboard.


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About Tamara Hoerner (1303 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

1 Comment on Healthy food tips: GUILT-FREE ‘ICE CREAM’ – 5 DELICIOUS WAYS (Vegan, Dairy free)

  1. I love vegan ice cream! 😍😍


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