AVOCADO & COCONUT MILK ICE CREAM
How to Make Avocado & Coconut Milk Ice Cream
PREP TIME: 120 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
Step 1: Begin the night before by placing two bowls in the freezer - one for mixing the ingredients and one that will serve as your ice cream container. Place all ingredients in the fridge as well so ingredients will be as cold as possible. The ingredients should not be frozen, however.
Step 2: Peel one avocado, remove seed and mix into a smooth consistency.
Step 3: Puree avocado mixture, coconut milk and raw sugar or honey with a blender, forming an emulsion. Optionally add soy milk powder as well.
Step 4: Finally pour the blended avocado ice cream into the frozen bowl and leave in the freezer until the ingredients begin to solidify into ice cream.
For best results, stir the ice cream every 15 minutes to break up ice crystals (therefore creaming the ice). Once solidified, scoop and serve yourself this homemade delight.
How Can Avocado & Coconut Milk Ice Cream Make You Feel Great?
Ayurvedic ice cream is fun and healthy (but not for Kapha!).
WHAT IS AVOCADO & COCONUT MILK ICE CREAM?
Creamy avocados are popular as smoothies in Morocco. Mixed with coconut can make a delicious vegan ice cream. Reported by Ellie Hadsall of Albuquerque, NM.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest
easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
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Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT COLD GUNA
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COLD
ABOUT GOOEY GUNA
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GOOEY
The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET GUNA
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALKALIZING
Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SATTVIC
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
LEARN MORE ABOUT REFRIGERANT
Lung and Sinus:
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DEMULCENT
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
An herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BRAIN-TONIC
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How to Use Food Ayurvedically
HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when
right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in
Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire
reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once
you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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How can ice cream be a traditional ayurvedic food let alone healthy ? In the old days the only time you could eat ice was during winter and with no central heating who would wanted it ? Dalia
- Dalia, Houston, TX 07-12-12
That's a great question. It's not the ingredients that make food Ayurvedic but how you use them. If a person has a deficiency disorder, ice cream can help build ojas. If their digestion is too hot, ice cream can cool it...
Dalia, Before people were able to make ice, they harvested it in the wild. Not only in the winter but also on a snow capped mountain. Well, because of the work involved in getting ice back then, it was considered a real treat, often given to high standing people. I must say that I believe that ice cream increases Vata, without a doubt.
- mochimon 03-21-13
This is an amazing recipe!! I, a pitta Dosha, and my husband, a vata Dosha, both love this stuff. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.
Do you only use the cream part of the coconut milk, granted you're using canned? Or would a regular homemade coconut milk work?
- Jess, Allen park, MI 08-18-14
this is an excellent earthbased recepie. just add a little spice for vata. yay
- WEBSITE 03-09-16
A homemade version would work as well.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ 03-10-16