Recipe: Dark Chocolate Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Made Healthy And Gluten & Dairy Free!

BY: - 1 Oct '14 | Recipes

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Homemade Ice Cream using only fruit, coconut milk and dark chocolate?  Healthy Ice Cream and GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE!  I love Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream so this is my twist, it’s the fruit with the chocolate chunks that made me say WHOOP WHOOP!

Yep I have officially created a new addiction ~ and WITHOUT THE GUILT to boot! I had no freakin idea it would taste this good!  And to me the strawberries with the chocolate taste even better than the cherry with chocolate ~ can you say chocolate strawberries?  And then let us dare not forget the banana, the banana honey is just hitting me at the end note and just melting in my mouth, it’s hard to explain in words, you have GOT TO try it for yourself!

AND this has NO added PRESERVATIVES.  Did I already mention there are only 4 ingredients?  I mean really it’s healthy ice cream you are supposed to sacrifice some taste right?  NOPE … I was licking the bowl ~ LITERALLY!

Oh Yeah Baby!

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Sometimes Simple Will Make Spectacular!

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About to make flavor magic!

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Just a bit of beautiful dark chocolate!

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Can you say YUM to the CHUNKS!

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Smooth & Creamy!

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Ummm Droolin!

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Ummm Droolin to the MAX!

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The perfect combo!

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Ready to freeze – soon to be scoops of heaven!

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Speechless!

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DARK CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM MADE HEALTHY WITH ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS & GLUTEN FREE

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries (plus 8 – 10 finely diced fresh strawberries)
2 sliced frozen bananas
1/3 cup coconut milk
½ of a 20 oz. bag of  Dark Chocolate Morsels (or you can melt the whole bag and freeze some for your next batch)

READY, SET GO:

  1.  Line baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper
  2. Place dark chocolate and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a microwavable bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute
  3. After first minute in the microwave, remove and stir, repeat this process in 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted, removing the bowl each time to stir
  4. Pour melted dark chocolate onto baking sheet and spread out into a rectangle shape (do not spread too thin)
  5. Place the baking sheet with chocolate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened
  6. Once the chocolate has hardened, remove from baking sheet and place on a cutting board, cut into small chunks, place chunks back in the refrigerator until you are ready to fold into the ice cream * if you made the entire bag, just wrap half the chocolate in saran wrap for chopping for your next batch
  7. Slice two bananas and put into a sealed bag, place in the freezer for minimum of 30 minutes or until frozen
  8. Add frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, and coconut milk in a blender and blend until creamy smooth to make the ice cream
  9. Add ice cream from blender into a bowl and gently fold in the fresh diced strawberries and chopped dark chocolate
  10. Add ice cream to air tight container and place in freezer for minimum of 30 minutes or until frozen
  11. ENJOY

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Utokia Langley wrote 46 articles on this blog.

Utokia Langley is the video cooking mean machine and blogger behind She's Got Flavor, a written and video blog created to Sass up your kitchen experience and assist you in creating flavorful dishes that will surely please! She,s Got Flavor is developing a seasoning line that will help intensify the flavor in your food and make life easier and less cluttered in the kitchen for you, stay tuned. Above all Utokia is a child of God, a wife, mother of two beautiful children who think Mom's videos and food are da bomb and a true friend to many.

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Recipe: Crab Stuffed Salmon that Tastes Good and is Good For You

BY: - 13 Oct '14 | Recipes

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Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

A few days ago a friend of mine asked me for this Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe. I made it for the first time about a year ago for a holiday dinner. It tastes delicious, it’s filling, and a healthy meal option. I used Pacific Salmon to create this recipe. It’s easy to overcook and dry salmon out, so make sure to keep a watchful eye on the oven!

Salmon tastes really good, but did you know it’s good for you? Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, selenium and vitamin B12. Omega-3 is vital to proper brain function and heart health. Omega-3 can also help fight against Cancer and lower the risk of many chronic diseases. So if you like to eat fish, salmon would be a great choice!

I chose to use fresh herbs to compliment this dish, and you can read all about why you should use fresh herbs as well here!

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Ingredients: 

  1. 4 Salmon Fillets
  2. 1 cup of claw or lump crab meat
  3. 1/2 cup of fresh minced parsley
  4. 1 tablespoon of fresh dill
  5. 2 fresh garlic cloves minced
  6. 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs
  7. 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  8. 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  9. Salt & Pepper
  10. Olive oil for drizzling

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Put oil or cooking spray on the bottom of your baking dish to prevent sticking
  3. Create the filling by mixing the crab, parsley, dill, garlic, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and mustard
  4. Cut each salmon fillet about an inch in lengthwise and an inch on each side to create a pocket
  5. Stuff each fillet with the crab meat filling
  6. Sprinkle with salt & pepper
  7. Drizzle with Olive Oil
  8. Bake Salmon for about 20 minutes until done
  9. Enjoy!

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My Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe is healthy, easy to make, and great for Sunday dinner. You can serve it with a side of vegetables of your choice, I chose asparagus. The entire family enjoys it!

BMWK: What are you easy go to Salmon Recipes?

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Ashley Marshall wrote 13 articles on this blog.

Ashley Marshall-Seward is a mom who does it all! She is the creator behind MommyWeek.com where you can discover a wide variety of topics relating to women & family from food to travel. She is a homeschooling mom to three and wife of 13 years. Ashley seeks to inspire and motivate women daily!

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