If you saw my Snapchat on Saturday, you should already know that I worked on two quick recipes for summer desserts. Last week I ordered from Vegis.ro a big package full of superfoods, almonds, coconut oil (and yesterday I spoke on Digi24 about the numerous benefits of the coconut oil, and you’ll see it soon on screens), cocoa, pasta and some other ingredients for fresh and new recipes.
I spoke often about ice-cream recipes in several articles, but this one is truly special because it contains spirulina, an alga that at a first glance does not match a delicious dessert. Oh, my dears, we were totally wrong! This alga fits very well! If you love the taste of fresh mint, like After Eight chocolate, then this type of ice cream fits your tastes, because it has the same taste and color.
But let’s find out the ingredients I used to make this recipe:
- -3,4 frozen bananas
- -spirulina (as I said in the video, you can use ¼ teaspoon, but if you would like to have a more intense green color, you need to use a full teaspoon of spirulina. Don’t be afraid of the aftertaste of spirulina, you will not feel it. )
- -1/4 teaspoon of vanilla powder
- -1 hand full of fresh mint
- -Almond milk (enough to strengthen the composition)
- -Crispy chocolate flakes, chocolate
Next, you have to mix the bananas until they become a paste, then add all the other ingredients and continue to mix the composition until you reach a homogenized paste. The crispy chocolate flakes are to be mixed for 2 seconds, just to integrate in the composition. If you follow all the steps in the video, the recipe will be a piece of cake!
As I promised in the video, I’ll tell you some of the benefits of the spirulina powder. Some time ago I read an article saying that a diet based on water and this alga is sufficient and perfectly balanced. I hope you realize that we have a strong “weapon” to feed ourselves quickly and properly.
-60-70% of its composition represents pure protein, much more than beef or chicken contain
-B12 vitamin, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, D, E, K vitamins
-Reduces inflammation (also a very good anti-inflammatory is turmeric)
-Adjusts blood pressure
-The chlorophyll adjusts skin’s metabolism, disinfects, regenerates, delays the effects of premature aging. The chlorophyll means oxygen, it means life.
-Lowers blood sugar
-If you consume it half an hour before meals, it reduces appetite (used for weight loss, obesity control)
-In cosmetic treatments
And so many more, as each component of this ingredient has a specific benefit on the body. Spirulina can be consumed as powder in smoothies, green juices, ice cream, as you can see, but also in cakes and sweets. If you find it easier, you can try alternative capsules of spirulina.
For the energy candies we need:
- -150/200 g pitted dates
- -50g cashew
- -1/2 teaspoon of maca
- -1 teaspoon of macaccino
- -1 teaspoon of bio cocoa
- -1 full teaspoon of hemp protein
- -2 teaspoons of chia seeds
- -2 teaspoons of coconut oil
These ingredients have to be well blended, until you obtain a homogenized paste, easy to shape, then you give the shape you want.
You can consume these recipes as breakfast, but no more than 3 or 4 candies. Even if they seem to be small, and your breakfast will take just 5 minutes, trust me, you got your nutrients for a full day. It’s a perfect meal for a day when you exercise (consumed at least one hour before you go training). Or you can have a candy snack between meals, or half an hour after the training, to regain energy.
The ingredients are high in calories so do not exaggerate.
I know that it may seem odd, if I tell you that 4 candy can be your meal for a day, because we’ve been raised with the idea that we need to eat a lot of food, in order to be healthy. In reality, you need to give your body exactly the ingredients that it needs, without aggravate digestion.
Our body loses a lot of energy to digest heavy meals, and this is not beneficial at all. Most things we stuff into our mouths are just lust, not necessarily good food.
“I eat less, I feed myself more”, should be our motto.
As the ingredients in this recipe, we have a true wealth of nutrients.
In antiquity maca was considered a gift from the gods. Maca is a cocktail of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, B12, C, D, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, iodine, iron, manganese, and many more), aphrodisiac, energizer, anti-stress, adaptive, toning properties, antioxidant, increases the body’s defense capability.
We can talk a few good hours about coconut oil, but soon I’ll do a live, exactly with the benefits and ways of using the coconut oil. Macaccino is a powder made of maca powder, coconut sugar (low glycemic index, caramel flavor, rich in iron, potassium, magnesium and group B) and cocoa (antioxidant, mineral magnesium for optimal energy levels and aphrodisiac). This type of powder can be used in the morning, as coffee. It gives you the same energy, but with gradual release, without having a rapid ascent, followed by a fall as fast as the ascent, like in the case of usual coffee.
We will discuss more about each ingredient in the next videos, because you know that I use them a lot in my recipes. Almost all the ingredients I’ve used in this video, are ordered from Vegis.ro (the link is also on Youtube). The chocolate flakes were brought with love from Panama, but you can also find similar options on Vegis.ro or different sites. I’ll post more about my orders, and from where I buy this ingredients, as this is the most frequent question.
My dears, I hope you enjoyed this episode. I’m sure you’ll try this delicious and healthy recipes at home, so I wait for your opinions because Sharing is caring.