The Blissful Blueberry

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Category: Desserts

Sweet potato, avocado ice cream (dairy-free and processed-sugar free)

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

I was challenged by a co-worker to make this recipe! They are doing the NoSugarTODAY challenge from the Today Show and saw this ice cream featured. 

Everyone knew I had previously made those delightful avocado cocoa bomb cookies, so they knew I was up for making a non-traditional item. I’m not sure she thought I’d actually do it though. :) Friends know I don’t turn down a dare – even not in dare form. 

I tried to find a recipe that was sugar-free, dairy-free and all-natural, but still would taste not (too) healthy. That proved difficult. So I created a hodge-podge of ones already out there. 

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

And only 5 ingredients – plus extracts for a little extra flavor! 

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

A really important step? Don’t forget to de-pit and soak your dates. I bought pitted because – ease. 

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

My favorite ingredient? The avocado, the all-time best ingredient to add to ANYTHING! Healthy fat…which helps stop baby brain (Babies suck out your fat cells in your brain to create their own healthy bodies.), and an easy creaminess factor without dairy. 

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

Shove it all in a blender. I use a Ninja. 😉

Sweet potato avocado ice cream. A dairy-free and sugar-free delight!

Finished product! Easy, healthy and it works for those who are detoxing and following a no-sugar diet. Even the cat loved it!

Here’s the coverage on air! 

Sweet potato avocado ice cream
 

 

Sweet potato, avocado ice cream
Serves 10
A sugar-free, dairy-free delightful frozen dessert
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup mashed sweet potato flesh
  2. 1 can full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  3. 1/2 medium avocado
  4. 6-8 dates, pitted and soaked until plump
  5. 1/4 cup almond milk
  6. 1 tbs. vanilla extract (make sure they are all-natural and sugar-free)
  7. 1 tsp. raspberry extract
  8. 1 tbs. maple extract
  9. Optional mint garnish
Instructions
  1. Remove pits from dates. Soak in water.
  2. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Add mixture to ice cream maker and freeze according to its directions. (I did 40 minutes' worth of blending)
  5. Serve immediately with fresh mint garnish. (I used my own garden mint!)
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5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

 

These were a huge hit at work! And with me. I devoured this. Like little magic balls of bitter chocolate. 

The original recipe came from The Smoothie Lover, but I took out the egg. Why? Because I ran out.  So, if you have the egg, I suggest you follow their recipe and add in that one egg. :) More protein! But, then it makes it 6 ingredients. The first time I made this recipe I used the egg, so I was really nervous to make them without. But still delicious!

Monsieur Cupidon celebrates his birthdayThis little guy recommends eating this with a tall glass of Cabernet. I agree.  He knows what he’s talking about – as his name is Monsieur Cupidon and he’s a wine and chocolate expert. 

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

Here it is. The full ingredients. Not much to it, is there? Two avocados, coconut sugar, dark cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and baking soda. And the egg if you want it. I didn’t taste a difference, really, so pop that egg in!

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

Blend the avocado and coconut sugar. I used the food processor bowl of the Ninja. After you do this, blend in the egg if using. 

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

Mix in the dark cocoa powder and the chips. Use a mini cookie scoop to portion them out. 

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

Eat, drink and take a nap! Lucky cats just sleep all day. :) 

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies

5-ingredient dark chocolate avocado cookies
Serves 18
A healthful and rich cookie dream!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. the flesh of 2 small ripe avocados (3/4 cup)
  2. 1/2 cup coconut sugar (low glycemic index!)
  3. 1 egg (optional)
  4. 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder (local co-op has high quality and low price)
  5. 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used 90%, but anything above 75% will work.)
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Using any kid of mixer you have, process the avocado and the sugar. (Optional egg would be added here.)
  3. Mix in the cocoa and baking soda.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, place a small amount on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes (I did 10.) or until cookies aren't so darn gooey.
  7. Cool before eating.
Notes
  1. You can use banana instead of avocado, but the avocado adds healthy fat!
Adapted from The Smoothie Lover
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Clean Eating Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bakes

Cleaning eating chocolate peanut butter no-bakes

So much craziness in my world this past week. New job, husband out of town, quit sugar, blah, blah. Ugh. I’m sleepy.  Now that I’ve sugar detoxed, I think it’s time to start adding some healthy sugar back in! :) Phew!

My mom has a recipe that she gave me for Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bakes that I’ve been using forever. It’s tried and true–never steered me wrong. My husband loves it. mom's recipe

But, it calls for 2 cups of sugar. And peanut butter. I know, I know. I titled this with peanut butter. But I want people to know you CAN make it with peanut butter–and it’s just like the old fashioned one–but better with almond butter. 

This might be my new favorite go-to dessert. It doesn’t look the prettiest, but they are a healthier dessert than most and have plenty of protein and fiber! 

Cocoa nibs -dark chocolate

Some dark chocolate cocoa nibs.

local maple syrup

 Only the best local maple syrup!

coarse sea salt

Some good trusty salt. 

hemp milk

 Hemp milk. So good and good for you! Look at those omegas!

hemp milk

 Coconut milk would work well, too. Just make sure you buy unsweetened. 

add it in a pot

 Add them all in a pot with some vanilla extract. Bring it to a boil. 

soft boil.

done

It gets really dark and delicious looking! Once it hits a boil, take it off the stove and add in the rest. 

almond butter

Freshly ground almond butter! Yum!

oatmeal

Fresh cut oats! (non-instant)

stir it up

It’s all goopy! Once mixed, wait until it cools to start playing with it. Hot hands!

pan with wax paper

Get your pan ready. Then using a cookie scoop, drop them on down. That’s it! Super fast, delicious, and mostly healthy. :) 

Clean eating chocolate almond butter no-bakes

Clean eating chocolate peanut butter no-bakes

Clean Eating Chocolate Almond Butter No-bakes
Yields 30
A re-make of the traditional no-bake
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pure maple syrup
  2. 1/2 cup milk (I use unsweetened hemp milk)
  3. 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa nibs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  6. 3 cups organic, gluten-free non-instant oats
  7. 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter) :)
Instructions
  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Immediately after reaching boiling, pull off the burner.
  3. Add in nut butter. Mix well.
  4. Add in oats. Mix well.
  5. Wait until it cools.
  6. Drop onto a waxed cookie sheet to cool.
  7. Ready to eat as soon as they harden up!
Adapted from my momma
Adapted from my momma
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