I Feel Like A Champion…Juicer, I Mean

Last night I made my first ice cream of the season.  The temps here in Vermont are in the 30′s and that means one thing to me…Spring is coming!  Ok, I’m stretching that a bit, but you have to when you’ve lived through over 20 Vermont winters.  Here’s what I made and then we’ll talk more about the Champion Juicer.

Raw Maple Walnut Ice Cream

2 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup soaked walnuts(about an hour), 1/4 cup maple syrup.  Put all through the Champion using the blank screen.  It will come out like a cremee.  If you want harder ice cream, put in the freezer.

Other options for the above…….soaked raisins, vanilla or a dash of peppermint.  What is so interesting about this is the amount of ice cream that comes out of just 2 bananas!  You can also put frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries or blueberries into your Champion to make sorbets or add banana to make more of a creamy ice cream.  What can be healthier than making your own dessert from healthy fruits?

Well….you can make healthy juices too!  I started my raw lifestyle with lots of fresh juices.  If I can’t get organic fruit or veggies, I peel or clean them very well.  Carrot, cranberry and grape, apple, mango and ginger, celery, cucumber, orange.  I was intimidated at first.  It had all these parts!  But once I got the hang of it, it was actually very quick and easy to put together, juice, and clean.  I use a dish brush to clean the teeth of the juicer.  And I make enough juice and store it for later in the day. 

I like to leave my Champion Juicer on the counter top.  It reminds me to juice more.  I always have frozen fruit in the freezer.  So when I have nothing in the fridge or in the fresh fruit basket, I can always make ice cream!

I do believe those children, not to mention others in your house, will love the idea of ice cream tonight.  And you’ll love the fact that it’s healthy ice cream.  Tonight I wish you something cold and fresh for your taste buds.  Summer is almost here. 

Donna Bergonzi-Boyle

 

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