Our idea of what constitutes "food" in American culture has become so skewed that it is almost unrecognizable. Our supermarkets are packed with products whose ingredients include unpronounceable chemicals, dyes, bacteria, and growth hormones. They are irradiated without our consent and contain GMOs.It's time to bring back FOOD. Pure unadulterated organic RAW food.This blog is a documentation of my continuing journey on a plant-based lifestyle.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Raw Vegan Sorbet

Sorry if this seems redundant, but I've really been loving my soft serve ice kreams as of late. And who doesn't love ice kream? Cool, sweet, light & airy-- It's like infinite possibilities of deliciousness in a bowl.
 
I've always been kind of an ice cream freak. At the height of my disordered eating I could and would polish off a pint for lunch and then two or three bowls of "low carb" ice cream after dinner. In my eyes, low carb meant no impact. (Fat? Calories? Hahhaha!)

And if you weren't previously aware, even though I did give a nod to this in my previous ice kream post, here's why you should chose NOT to eat dairy:

 Dairy is perhaps one of the most deleterious foods. Despite all the hype, dairy is NOT good for building "strong bones." When metabolized, dairy is extremely acid-forming and your body actually has to release calcium from your bones to re-alkalize (counter-act the acidity) which over time causes osteoporosis. Dairy also packs a pretty fatty punch to the gut as it is high in cholesterol and saturated fat; heart disease anyone? Not to mention, it's like pure mucous- which can present a whole new host of problems from allergies, colds, fevers, ear-infections to eczema, acne, digestive distress, inflammation, and even type 1 diabetes.

No thank you! I don't know about you, but the mere mention of mucous, can turn me away from anything! And that's why plant-based ice kreams are the BOMB! You can get all that creamy, soft-whipped lightness of  dairy-laden soft serve without the fat, puss, and degenerative diseases that come with eating conventional dairy.

Now onto the goods, ahhh, summer fruit abundance!

Peaches and nectarines are finally in season and they have been awesome sauce; Hence their inclusion in just about all my ice kream dinners as of late!

 So, here it goes- 'scream on fruity friends!

Mango Peach Swirl 
with Freeze Dried Raspberries


Raspberry & Strawberry Kream
topped w. Frozen Raspberries

 Blueberry Raspberry & Mango Nectarine
 topped with Frozen Blueberries


 'Kookies & Kream' Banana Soft Serve



Let me tell you, seriously, there is nothing better than this. Guilt-free, cruelty-free, and readily affordable -- fruit-based ice kreams will transform your notion of traditional "ice cream" and you'll be wondering what took you so long!