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Reported by John Immel, Asheville, NC
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Banana Ice Cream with Almonds Ayurveda Recipe
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
GooeyEasy
Sweet
Experiences:
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
Stimulates-energy
Type: Fruits
Meal: Snack-Dessert
Occasion: Backyard-picnic-bbq, Game-night, Kid-friendly
Preparation: Puree, Raw
Style: Western
Recommended for: Summer
Color: Yellow
Effect: Sattvic, Ojas, Prana, Alkalizing

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Pharmacological Effects
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ayurvedic notes
Kids love ice-cream even when their parents eat Ayurvedically. Banana ice-cream is much healthier than commercial ice-creams. This recipe promises to make your kids go ape. Plus, their new favorite treat will be quick and easy to make at home - so much fun they'll want to participate.

Banana ice cream with almond milk helps rehydrate your body. Bananas are sweet and restore electrolytes on hot summer days. Almond butter provides some heartiness that helps the body prepare for fall.

Prepare for Late Summer Dryness

There's nothing like the feeling of walking out of your house and catching that first hint of fall in the air. The body instinctively knows that change is happening. When the temperatures begin to drop in early August, the body prepares for fall by insulating the skin with fats. As fats are removed from circulation, the blood quickly dries out, which also dries out the skin and the bowels. To rebuild fats and sweeten up the blood, your body will crave heartier, fattier, & sweeter foods than in June or July. Early morning pancakes or homemade zucchini bread are appealing this time of year. You might find yourself pulling your cookbooks off the shelf and looking up recipes for some of your favorite fall and winter recipes.

Counter Balancing Cold Foods

Ayurveda generally recommends against cold foods. Cold food shocks the stomach and reduces blood flow to digestion. Food loses some of its nutritional value when frozen. Cinnamon keeps digestion warm while the bananas are melting. A dash of cardamom can also make it more warming and tasty.

about
Banana & Almond ice-cream is a perfect way to help your kids celebrate summer. It is completely vegan, and can be made completely raw depending on the almond milk you use.
preparation
Our family saves money by buying bananas in bulk. The kids enjoy peeling and freezing them in zip-loc bags. Simply pull one or two out as needed.

Chop two frozen bananas into thirds and add to a blender with the other ingredients. Starting on low speed, puree the mixture until it is smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy.

This recipe is also delicious with room-temperature bananas as a smoothie.

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do you have any suggestions or alternative recipes if there is a nut allergy involved? thank you Danielle

- Danielle Rottenberg, Black mountain, NC, 08-27-12
Delicious! And healthy! Love it!
- freda blackerby, St louis, MO, 08-29-12
Kafa body types can add cardamom whenever banana is used! :)
- LauraAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic Diet, 07-31-13
I have made this recipe many times, and add other frozen fruit to it as well. Also, last time I added chia seeds and it thickened up even more when I gave it time to re-freeze overnight. Yum!
- Amy Valladares, Ny, NYAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic Diet, 08-01-13
I hate to be critical but I feel I have to as you reach so many people; you know that bananas-- especially frozen ones with almonds are about the worse thing you could give a kid, Right? Consider the gunas (and what the text say)-- this sort of information puts Ayurveda in a bad light and could be quite bad for peoples health.
- Eden Tosch, CA, 08-04-13
Dear Eden,

Cold foods are also forbidden. But, how does the ancient text help parents who break down and buy store bought ice-cream for their kids? The fact is that children will demand treats - and dietary purity itself leads to social isolation, etc that also damages agni. So, a middle ground (with complete disclosure) will be helpful for many parents, and that is the intention. Thanks for bringing up this important point!

This was a great ice cream it is worth the try. It is above average.
- Gregory Wilkin, CAAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic Diet, 05-17-14
I replaced almond butter with sunflower butter and cinammon with cardamom, according to my predominantly pitta dosha and occasional imbalance, and it was delicious
- Eileen, Viera, FLAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic DietAyurvedic Diet, 07-14-14

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