For People With Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and other Gut Disorders..
As someone who has suffered for a long time with ulcerative colitis, I know what it’s like to shun desert.
But not any more! This chocolate cinnamon ice cream is incredibly easy. It’s dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free (zero added sugar)! It takes quite literally 10 minutes to prepare before you shove it in the freezer to set.
On top of that, the ingredients are great for those of us with compromised digestion:
- Bananas are soothing on your gut. They have antimicrobial properties and are high in prebiotic fibre to help feed good bacteria.
- Coconut cream is anti-inflammatory and high in healthy saturated fats. Yes, saturated fats CAN be healthy. In fact, there is a large amount of anecdotal evidence attesting to the healing powers of coconut for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. That has a lot to do with the healthy saturated fats to be found in coconuts. Ever wondered why some people have reported and improvement in symptoms when consuming macaroons? Ok, I’m not behind that one, but you get my point..
- Raw cacao is highly anti-inflammatory (great news for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease sufferers). It’s one of the best sources of antioxidants we have available in our diet today, and is also high in fibre to help feed good bacteria.
- Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties (more good news for ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s patients). It lowers blood sugar, reduces the risk of heart disease, and tastes pretty darn special!
- Coconut flakes.. see above!
And on top of all that, this dessert is freaking delicious! Here you go:
Dairy Free Sugar Free Chocolate Cinnamon Ice Cream
- 4 medium-large bananas frozen, organic
- 300 ml coconut cream organic
- 6 tsp raw cacao organic
- 1 tsp cinnamon powdered, organic
- 1 pinch coconut flakes organic
- Add bananas, coconut cream, cacao, and cinnamon to blender and blend on high for 2 minutes. You may need to scrape the ingredients down the sides of the blender a few times until the consistency is smoother.
- Transfer to freezer proof container and freeze for 90 minutes or until you get the consistency you're looking for. Less for softer, more for harder. (Obviously!)
- Serve in bowls of your choice and garnish with coconut flakes! Enjoy!
That’s it! it REALLY is that easy. If you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or other gut issues like IBS, diverticulitis, then give this little wonder a whirl.
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Also, if you have any suggestions, let me know what they are as I’m always open to improvement and trying something new!