Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Healthy Ice Cream Sandwich

Hey guys! I hope everyone is enjoying their sumer so far!

I haven’t posted a recipe in a little while now as we are finally back home in Ontario after Brian’s hockey season in Calgary. It has been so nice spending some quality time with family and friends. We had a BBQ at our place with all of our friends and I really wanted to make something delish but healthy for dessert. Something that my girls would eat guilt free and that the guys wouldn’t have a clue that they were eating nutritious treats. 😉

This was my first time making any kind of Ice Cream Sandwich and they turned out great! The cookies are Vegan and Gluten Free and you can use any kind of ice cream filling that you’d like.

HEALTHY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

(Vegan, Gluten Free)

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (I used brown rice flour)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips/Carob chips/Dark chocolate
  • pint of any Vanilla Ice Cream (Coconut Bliss, Almond Dream, Sugar Free, Arctic Zero etc.)
  • coloured sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In large bowl, whisk sugar, coconut oil, salt, water, and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in gluten-free flour, rolled oats, coconut, baking soda, raisins and chocolate chips until combined.

Using a tablespoon, scoop onto baking sheet, spacing evenly apart and gently press to about 3/4-inch thick.

Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 minutes. Cool on pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely.

To make the ice cream sandwiches you’ll need a pint of vanilla ice cream of your choice. Simply scoop in small amounts onto one upside-down cookie, top with another cookie, and then press down. Add sprinkles or chocolate chips to the sides.

Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze to set is optional if you’re making several for later on. Or make them as you go and serve immediately.

Healthy Ice Cream Sandwich

 

ENJOY!

Mich xo

The Dangers of GMO’s

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I’m sure a lot of you have been hearing the terms “GMO” and “Monsanto” lately. Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are in many of the foods that we consume. The fact that we don’t have any idea if we are eating them or not is pretty unsettling. Monsanto is the worldwide company that manufactures these food products, and worse off they are protected by the Government. It has been recently banned in Europe, but not yet in North America.

Many are protesting to have GMO food labeling be put into place, as we have a right to know what we are consuming. GMOs are responsible for many negative side effects on the planet and in humans such as cancer, infertility, toxicity in the body…the list goes on.

Here is an informative article on GMO’s and it’s deceptive secrets:

Natural News: The evil of Monsanto and GMOs explained: Bad technology, endless greed and the destruction of humanity

Below is a list of companies that use Monsanto products. Stay informed!

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Mich

xo