Vegan Green Tea Ice Cream
Completely vegan and full of greens, this banana nice cream tastes just like real tea ice cream.
So glad I'm finally doing a post on one of my favorite breakfasts/desserts. I discovered this combo by accident and was so stoked to realize it tasted like green tea ice cream! Or maybe the universe just knew I needed a vegan version of one of my favorite desserts. Who knows, right?
The Secret Ingredient
This nice cream has a special ingredient that makes it taste like green tea. It's something I've been using for years to get some extra green antioxidants in my diet. The secret ingredient is the Greener Grasses Alkalizer from HealthForce SuperFoods made with barley, wheat grass, alfalfa, oat and dandelion.
If you're trying to get more greens in your diet, this is a great supplement. And personally, I think we could all use some more greens, right? I also really like this brand because their powders come in a recycled amber bottles and not plastic.
A Quick and Easy Vegan Dessert
I like healthy food that is easy and quick to make. That's one thing I try to stand by with my recipes on this blog. I, like many of you, don't have time to gather a ton of ingredients for one meal. But I still want to eat healthy...
Eating healthy can be super easy to do, or you can make it complicated. I'll take easy any day and leave complicated to the real chefs. As long as it tastes good and is good for me, then that's all I ask for!
This recipe calls for 6 to 7 ingredients (including the optional topping). And they're ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand: bananas, coconut water, spinach, peanut butter. I've also included raw pumpkin seeds, which are a great source of iron. I love using them as toppings for my smoothies.
And this recipe literally takes about 5 minutes to make. Yay.
Vegan Green Tea Ice Cream
- 3 frozen bananas
- Handful of spinach.
- 1/2 table of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut water
- 1 tablespoon of HealthForce Greener Grasses
- Dash of vanilla
- 1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
- Place spinach and coconut water in a high speed blender (I use Vitamix series 200). Switch setting to high and blend until the spinach is totally pulsated and creamy.
- Add the bananas, peanut butter, HealthForce green powder and vanilla to blender. Switch setting back to normal and then blend at a speed of about 5 or 6 (this will depend on your blender, just use whatever speed you would when you make a smoothie). Blend until you have the consistency of soft serve ice cream.
- Top with raw pumpkin seeds.
Notes: This serves 1 to 2 people right away. You can make a bigger batch to freeze overnight and scoop out the next day. Personally, I just eat it right away.
I always buy organic whenever I can. Anything I list in the ingredients I recommend organic when possible.
If you don't have a high speed blender and don't plan on getting one, for the smoothest consistency, I recommend skipping the spinach portion of this recipe if you want a consistency true to ice cream. Otherwise you may have spinach chunks in your nice cream. Up to you!
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