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Brazil Nut Golden Berry Recipe for Banana Nice Cream

brazil nut golden berry recipe

During the summer, when it gets to be 112 degrees where I live, that’s the perfect time to whip up some “nice cream,” a creamy vegan alternative to ice cream. Not only does the delicious dessert keep me cool, it’s a super healthy, tasty, and affordable alternative to anything you’d find in the store.

Superfood Brazil Nut Golden Berry Nice Cream

golden berry recipe nice creamIngredients

 

Recipe

Chunky version: blend bananas and berries with water first, add the Brazil nuts last and it will have larger pieces.

Smoother version: blend Brazil nuts first then add bananas, berries and water for a smoother texture.

When blending, stop periodically if you need to push ingredients around for a better mix.

If you’re not using a high-powered blender, blend the frozen bananas in stages, and add more water if you see it’s not mixing well.

This is my first time using goldenberries, and I must say I love them.  Apparently Golden Berries were once the crown jewel of the Incan diet, these sweet and tangy sun-dried berries are bursting with phosphorous and bioflavonoids.  They have a tart flavor and you can find them fresh or dried in the market. They are a powerhouse superfood and are rich in Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, and B12. They are also extremely high in protein (7%) for a fruit. Combined with the sweet creamy texture of ripe bananas, these magic berries made the perfect nice cream combo.

I also threw in some brazil nuts for a nice crunchy texture, with satisfying, healthy fats, and your daily dose of a crucial mineral: selenium!

Brazil Nuts deserve a special place in the superfood hall of fame.  Rich and buttery, they satisfy almost any snack attack with a hearty dose of complete protein – all 8 essential amino acids. But most important of all, they provide up to 2,500 times more selenium than any other nut. That’s why just three to six Brazil Nuts meets your daily requirement for this powerful antioxidant mineral!

So without a doubt we can call this recipe an Intelligent Indulgence, perfect for staying cool in summer weather.

Terri Green developed this delicious recipe. Catch her tantalizing photostream here.

 



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