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Lucuma & Blueberry Nana Ice Cream Bowl

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I know what you might be thinking.  What the heck is she eating now?  Lucuma?  What’s that?  Funny you should ask, it’s a powder derived from a subtropical fruit found in Peru, Chile, and Equador.  A naturally gluten-free fruit, lucuma is known for it’s sweet flavor, and anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.  Lucuma has also been used for medicinal purposes in South America for centuries.  If you are interested in learning more check this out.

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So getting back to this fabulous jar of ice cream that I devoured for breakfast…here’s what I did to end up with this awesome concoction.

Blend the following in a high speed blender until its a creamy consistency:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 4 dates
  • milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 1 Tbsp Lucuma powder
  • 1 Tbsp Maca powder
  • 1/2 scoop SpiruTein (vanilla)

Remove half of the ice cream and put in separate bowl in freezer for a few minutes.  

To the remaining nana ice cream add the following and blend until creamy:

  • 1 Tsp Acai powder (can be omitted or subbed for frozen berries)
  • handful of Blueberries (I used frozen)

Layer in a jar and separate layers with granola or chia or nuts, or anything your little hungry heart desires.  Top with frozen blueberries and bee pollen….or anything you want to make it tasty and pretty.  (Note: if you don’t have lucuma or maca, you can simply omit and still have a wonderfully tasty banana and blueberry flavored ice cream).  Happy nana ice cream creations 🙂

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If you are having this as a snack or dessert, perhaps try topping this awesomeness with some homemade peanut butter chocolate sauce. Click picture below for recipe.

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