Introducing: nicecream! (recipe inside)

Some of you know that I eat Paleo, which means no dairy, no processed sugars or processed foods, no alcohol, no gluten, minimal grains. Basically it's mostly meats and vegetables, and some fruit. It may sound terrible at first, but it makes you feel great, is super healthy, helps you naturally lose weight, as well as other benefits like clearer skin and more energy, and honestly it's not that difficult once you pass the 1-2 month addiction/craving period. I can go on and on, but I'll save that for a later post.

It's exciting to me to see more and more businesses popping up that sell alternative foods that fit into a Paleo lifestyle. With summer coming up, I wanted to share a much healthier alternative to ice cream - nicecream!

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I bought this one during my trip to Palm Springs at an awesome juice bar called Raw Remedy, but it's actually super easy to make at home. Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 bananas (thickly sliced and frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen berries of your choice (I love strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut milk (or any creamy nut milk, such as cashew milk)

Blend everything together in a blender until it has a thick, ice cream consistency, and ta-dah! That's it! You can top it with your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries and coconut shavings. You can also put any ingredients in there that you'd put in a smoothie, such as pre-frozen pitaya or acai.

I want to see photos of your nicecream! Tag me in them on IG if you make this at home! <3

Julia O Test is a lifestyle blogger and photographer based in San Francisco.