My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS Nutritional Periodontist
August 17, 2017

 

 

Green-Tea Avodcado-Coconut Ice CreamAlmost everybody loves ice cream. While smooth, creamy, and refreshing, traditional ice cream is not a healthy choice. So, here is my recipe for a relatively healthy ice cream. First, I use organic coconut cream instead of pasteurized cow’s milk and cream. In addition, I include avocados. Then I increase the nutrient list with matcha green tea powder. To sweeten it, I combine a banana, local raw honey, and vanilla extract.

 

For those not familiar with matcha green tea, it is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. It has a rich but an astringent taste. For more information about matcha green tea, here is a helpful source.

 

Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium, ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1 Medium, ripe banana
  • 1/4 Cup coconut cream (I use Trader Joe’s organic coconut cream, which is only organic coconut and water)
  • 1/4 Tbs local raw honey
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1-3 Tsp matcha green tea powder (vary amount based on taste)

 

Preparation:

  1. Pit and scoop out avocados and peel banana
  2. Place all ingredients (except matcha green tea powder) into Vita-mix or high powered blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Slowly add matcha green tea powder into blended mixture and continue to blend thoroughly
  5. Pour into a covered bowl and freeze
  6. Scoop out (allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before enjoying)

 

 

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My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Spiced BulletProof Matcha

evolution rMatcha is stoneground green tea leaves and a Japanese delicacy. It provides a powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, chlorophyll and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. One glass of matcha is equivalent to 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. It has a unique spinach-like taste.
 
Here is a recipe I created. It is like my Spiced BulletProof Coffee that is based on Dave Asprey’s BulletProof Coffee. If you need a little sweetness, you could add some raw honey. I have included an optional topping of whipped coconut cream. Play with the quantities, and settle with what tastes best for you. Start off with the least amount of ghee and coconut oil so that your system gets used to these fats.
 
You can find more information about matcha here. You also could order various qualities of matcha from this company.
 
Ingredients:
 
2 teaspoons matcha powder
12 oz filtered water (just off boil)
1-2 Tsp organic virgin coconut oil
1-2 Tsp Ghee or unsalted butter (made from grass-fed cows)
1 Tsp organic cacao powder
1 Tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
Raw honey (optional)
 
Optional topping:
 
1 can coconut milk (use cream that separated from coconut milk and discard liquid)
1 tsp vanilla extract
 
Preparation:
 

  • Place matcha powder in 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup
  • Add hot water, coconut oil, Ghee, cacao powder, and cinnamon and blend with power mixer (stick blender)
  • Blend mixture until well mixed and frothy
  • Optional: add raw honey

 
Preparation of optional topping:
 

  • Place can of coconut milk upside down into freezer for 5 minutes, which allows the cream to solidify on top and separate from the liquid on the bottom. Open other end, pour off liquid, and remove cream.
  • Place coconut cream into separate mixing bowl; add vanilla and whip until consistency of whipped cream
  • Place whipped coconut cream on top of hot matcha blend