Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

Hiii! Thank you so much for the wonderful anniversary wishes! <3

I was so excited to tell you about my run this morning. That is, until said run happened.

Or didn’t happen, rather.

Pearlizumi

I finally got new sneaks yesterday (Pearl Izumi) and took them for a 6-miler test run. My heel started throbbing after mile 1 :/ I spent the rest of my time walking, which didn’t hurt, and enjoying the scenery.

Scenery

I also enjoyed seeing the biker with the Go Pro camera on his head. Legit.

I’m not sure if I just need to break the shoes in, or if they’re not right for me, but I’ll have to call the running shop later today. I’ve been having a tough time finding my dream running shoe because I need support for my slight pronation (my foot tilts inward after hitting the ground), but too much stability and clunky, heavy soles bother me. Why can’t everything be done in beloved dance high tops? πŸ˜‰

So instead of talking about my run, how about the land of forgotten kitchen appliances? 

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See that thing on the top shelf, in the middle?

An ice cream maker. I’m pretty sure I’ve used it less than 10 times since we’ve been married.

While I’m more of a cake/chocolate/gooey brownie girl rather than an ice cream girl, I do enjoy ice cream. I don’t really love making it, though. Something about using the ice cream maker seems like such a pain, even though it has a similar amount of components to anything else.

Today, when I decided I felt like making some ice cream, I broke out the food processor. You know, so this recipe would be more convenient for those who don’t have an ice cream maker. Or those who don’t want to clean it πŸ˜‰

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Avocado is one of my all-time favorite ingredients for creating a creamy texture. It’s absolutely glorious in chocolate pudding, and freezes exceptionally well.  

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I decided to use it as an ice cream experiment, and was pretty stoked with the result.

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Here’s a healthy little summer treat which a hefty dose of healthy fats. Your skin, hair, and sweet tooth will thank ya πŸ˜‰

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Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Serves 2
a creamy vegan treat with a healthy twist!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium avocado (or 2 small avocados)
  2. 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  3. 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional, but I included it since I'm crazy about fresh mint)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  5. 2 teaspoons honey
  6. pinch of sea salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 17 drops liquid Stevia (or more honey as needed)
  9. 1/3 dark chocolate bar, broken into pieces
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Place in a covered glass or stainless steel container in the freezer, and allow to set 1-2 hours.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
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Any unique avocado recipes that you love?

What’s your most neglected kitchen appliance? My mandolin is pretty high up there, too. I decided I wanted to keep all my fingers.

Hope you’re having a great day!

xoxo

Gina

 

 

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Also, I don’t know about the pronation but I just bought my first new pair of running shoes in a couple years and I LOVE them. Nike frees. They are super light & comfy. Again, not sure if you can add an insole to help with the pronation, but just sayin’ πŸ™‚

  2. Gosh, it looks amazing! I think I will try this soon! πŸ˜€
    I also have problems with pronation, and it has caused me to take a break from running. Other than pain in my feet, I have pain in my kness and hips. Ugh. I am currently saving up for Nikes new running shoes, that support pronation. Maybe you can check those out? (They are pricey, though).
    Have a lovely Tuesday!

    Smiles,
    Maia/www.fitskinnyandhealthy.wordpress.com

  3. I definitely want an ice cream maker. I’m convinced if we had one, I’d never have to buy coconut milk ice cream πŸ˜‰ haha

  4. oooOoooo! I love the new “print” recipe feature!

  5. Careful with the heel throbbing, that happened to be during a 4 mile run this past spring, and I was sidelined with 4 months of plantar fasciitis from it. Stretch it out, and good luck with the next run!

  6. YUM! I love the fresh mint and avocado combo. I may just have to make this tonight with the almost-too-ripe avocados I have sitting on my counter πŸ˜‰

  7. Oh this looks so good! I love avocado in desserts (slash everything) But Ive never tried it minty before! Must make!!

    I have a tendency to pronate too (I think its from being trained to turnout in dance…I walk in turnout haha), but I got the Brookes PureFlow shoes and I love them!! They are curved in, but have lots of support to keep your foot running straight! They are very light and bendy too πŸ™‚ also have a big toe box, which is nice for my wide feet!

  8. This looks crazy good! May have to try this out and add some carob powder to disguise the green color πŸ™‚

  9. Elizabeth says:

    You might want to make this recipe i just came across from Cookie and Kate with your ice cream maker!

    http://cookieandkate.com/2013/blueberry-frozen-yogurt/#more-8801

  10. Have you tried the Mizuno Wave inspire 9 shoes? They’re light and yet supportive – great for slight to moderate overpronators.

  11. maybe you just need orthodics and then you can run in a light neutral shoe. that’s where i ended up after clunky, heavy stabilizer after clunky, heavy stabilizer. see your podiatrist for a prescription! they saved my running (and last about 10 years)! good luck!

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