Minty Orange Datorade

Nov 24, 2012   //   by Kelly   //   Recipes  //  No Comments

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Oranges are available year round in most places, so this is a great go to energy drink. Forget all those processed sports drinks and fake energy drinks. Fruit is where it’s at.

Ingredients

6 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
6 pitted medjool dates
6 fresh mint leaves

Method

Blend all ingredients and drink!

Tips

You can use any oranges for this, tangelos have the most juice and are the sweetest, Valencia’s have a lot of juice but aren’t as sweet and navels are sweet but have more fibre. Look for navels with a big belly button, they are sweeter! If you want to get a lot of calories in drink it all at once or you can drink throughout the day or make less if you just want a snack.

1060 calories

Cinnamon Banana Icecream

Oct 19, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  No Comments

Now that bananas are coming down to a somewhat affordable price here in Australia I can get back into making icecream! As long as you have some bananas in your freezer it only takes a few minutes to whip up this tasty soft icecream. You can really add any other flavours you like to the frozen bananas to create you own frosty treat. Try it with some cacao powder, lucuma or some berries. And a tip for freezing bananas: Wait until they are spotty then peel them, break into chunks and store them in a container in the freezer. That way you won’t get frostbite fingers trying to peel the skins off!

Cinnamon Banana Icecream

One Serving

3 Frozen Bananas

2 Medjool Dates

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Avocado (Optional)

Either blend all ingredients in a vitamix blender using the tamper or use a food processor. If you have a twin gear juicer like the Greenstar or a single auger juicer you can push the ingredients through using a blank plate or to the manufacturers instructions for nut butters.

You’ll need to eat this right after blending unlike dairy based icecream it will become solid and icy if you store it in the freezer.

Oh, and this is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast on a hot summers day. Icecream for breakfast!