Greetings! I hope this Wednesday finds you well & having a great week!
This week, Integrative Nutrition has informed my class that we are ready to begin seeing clients!! I've been crazy busy lately with finalizing my business cards, website, business license, etc. But I am loving it! I've never been more excited about anything in my life! (except when I met Jon ♥) More than anything... I want to be an entrepreneur and improve the health & happiness of people everywhere!
Thank you to my sister, Alyssa (a graphic designer), for this amazing logo!!
Ahhhhhhh! I am so happpy!!! Everything is coming together!!!
Anyways, on to the recipe for Clementine Banana Soft Serve!
The other day... I was craving ice cream. This seems to be a common craving when the weather warms up. So I whipped up an easy, healthy, & refreshing treat! It was so delightful, I just had to share!
Clementine Banana Soft Serve
- 1 banana, frozen (in halves)
- 1 clementine, frozen
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- strawberries (optional)
- 1 tablespoon carob chips (optional)
Place banana and clementine in food processor, add vanilla. Blend until mixture has a 'soft serve' consistency.
*note: If mixture is not becoming creamy, add a dash of liquid, such as almond milk or water. Garnish with sliced strawberries and carob chips! ♥
What are the Benefits of Carob?
- Carob contains vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6, D; calcium; iron; potassium; magnesium; manganese; and about 8 percent protein. It's also very rich in fiber and pectin, and low in sodium. One tablespoon of carob powder contains two grams of fiber and one cup contains about 40 grams. Pectin helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
- Carob does not contain theobromine, caffeine, phenylethylamine or fromamide, stimulants in commercial chocolate that can cause migraines and allergic reactions in some people and are toxic to dogs and cats. It also does not contain oxalic acid, which hinders absorption of calcium and zinc.Carob has a natural, mild, sweet taste of its own, so it doesn't need much sugar to sweeten it. For those who don't like chocolate or are allergic or sensitive to it, carob powder is a great substitute for cocoa powder in any recipe.
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Have an amazing day and great rest of the week!!