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“Nice Cream” Recipe: Vegan, 3 Ingredients


For the last several months I have been prioritizing the health and fitness component of the 5-year challenge (the subject of this blog). I’m happy to report that I am no longer prehypertensive! Yes, I did it! ❤ I obtained a healthy blood pressure by eating vegan 5 days a week. It took awhile, I had a few setbacks (learned to take a B12 spray supplement), but I persevered and am ecstatic about the outcome.

While I don’t eat dairy anymore, on my “off days” I will eat fish or chicken — usually fish such as wild-caught salmon or mercury-tested tuna. The more I learn about plant-based eating and the more I learn how to make delicious recipes that satisfy any craving I might have, the simpler and more enjoyable plant-based eating feels. I love it. My food has become my medicine. Bye bye, pills. 😀

Below I share a recipe a Facebook friend gave me for DIY “nice cream” (dairy free ice cream). It’s soooooooooooooo fast. Soooooooooo easy. And the simplicity of the ingredients list just rocks: No crazy preservatives, no refined sugar, etc. Still delicious. And if you do a Google search, you can find all sorts of variations of this recipe that enable you to create the flavor your desire (strawberry, mango, etc.).

DIY Vegan “Nice Cream” Recipe

  • 3 frozen VERY ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of canned coconut milk
  • optional: vegan chocolate chips (if you want chocolate chip ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream)
  1. Add all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a blender or food process.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Remove from blender/processor.
  4. Optional: Add chocolate chips.
  5. Eat.
  6. Freeze what’s left over, and eat that later!

Besides eating a vegan diet 5 days a week, I have been exercising at least 3 times a week (usually 6 times a week). My favorite routine is the one below. I have a Total Gym “knock off” called the Weider Ultimate Body Works Machine. It’s almost an exact match to the Total Gym, but I like it better because there’s no fiddling with the cables. If I do this routine with vigor, it’s both a cardio workout as well as a strength training workout.

Super Brief Hair Update

I tried for weeks and weeks to replicate that stylist’s wash and go results. I’ve gotten somewhat close. This past weekend I used the RevAir to stretch my hair, then I flat ironed it and my hubby trimmed it for me. I rocked the straight look at church on Sunday, and since then I’ve been wearing a twist-out on flat ironed hair. I’m enjoying the look. 🙂

In the near future: I am going to order Naptural85’s cream and oil to see what kind of twist out I get with it. I’m going to try the wash-and-go technique featured in the video below. I am also about to do a SEVERE hair products purge. I’ll share about those when they happen. That’s it. 🙂

Please feel free to share your thoughts/questions. How is your hair? How is your regimen? How’s your health? What exercises do you like?

As always, thanks for visiting. Until next time . . .


1 thought on ““Nice Cream” Recipe: Vegan, 3 Ingredients”

  1. Hello! I just wanted to know if you’ve ever tried the Bask and Bloom Brahmi Masque. If yes, what is your review? Also, have you tried Kindred Butters Honey Nectar Conditioner? It’s supposed to be a dupe if Bekura’s YAM, but a lot cheaper. Both of theses products contain honey which my hair loves. From reading your blog posts I see your hair loves honey too. I tried the SM Manuka Masque and it has become holy grail status. I know it’s one of your favorites. Are you still using it? Thank you!

    P.S. Are you planning on doing a new post with your current hair products/staples and regimen?


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