This isn't a question, but I figure I should share this here. I found a great recipe for ice cream that is paleo friendly. I used fresh banana instead of the recommened over-ripe ones because I am trying to watch my insulin spikes.
Advertising no sugar is misleading however, as bananas are sugar-laden...
I've made several desserts mixing coconut milk with fruits
I've made ice-cream with mashed-up ripe avocadoes as the base, plus some coconut milk (or cream) and, optionally, a square or two of melted dark chocolate. I don't have an ice-cream machine, so I just freeze it for a couple of hours. Very smooth and creamy texture, and doesn't taste of avocado like you'd expect.
There's quite a few avocado ice-cream recipes out there, if you do a quick search (they may not all be paleo).
my question is why do you want to eat this? Would you eat this many bananas in one sitting if they weren't frozen and pulverized? When you change the cellular structure of a food (blended versus whole) you most certainly change how the nutrients are delivered to your cells and the manner of blood glucose and insulin spike or rise.
You're going to experience a rise in glucose (and therefore insulin) by eating a lot of bananas. Question is, will they spike and take forever to fall, or will they provide a slower rise, yet still reach a high apex before recovering.
Just because there is no sugar or no dairy doesn't mean that this is truly Paleo.
If you want to go even lower in sugar, stevia might be a better option than fruit.
This book has some stevia recipes. I make it occasionally- it's not really good enough to get addicted to :P
Good to share this. Probably something I would have infrequently, but agood idea.
More broadly, given that cream is enjoyed by many paleos, and being an ex ice cream junkie myself, I'm surprised someone hasn't come up with a better paleo friendly substitute yet. Ice cream is at its most basic, just cream, sugar and flavouring I believe. Any bright ideas to share here?
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