We slept with the windows open last night, but the air in the morning was humid. The house didn't really cool off and so, I did NOT want anything hot today for breakfast. I've made a lot of oats, toast and smoothies lately (some I have not shared with you because -well, one tasted exactly like sushi with mango sauce. How? Dunno, but yikes). So, what can I make? Hmm...ice cream? For breakfast? Is that a "thing?" It is today! Beautiful purple, ice-cold, healthy ice cream for breakfast. YES, please!
Pro tip: Do not be "scared" of your blender getting "stuck" in this recipe. Use the tamper, and stop the motor if you feel like you need to give your machine a break. I will ask you to add liquid sparingly and in incremental amounts so that this stays "ice cream" and does not turn into a smoothie or smoothie bowl. Fine line here folks, and I promise you, you want to stay on this side of Ice Cream! Even my 5 year old was happily licking his spoon with being able to use an ice cream scoop to dish this "dessert," and he inspired the simple recipe name with the declaration of "I love Breakfast Ice Cream!" Me too, buddy, me too.
2 cups frozen mixed berries (I used blueberry, raspberry & blackberry blend)
1/4 cup frozen cauliflower florets
1 large scoop (~1/4 cup) smooth almond butter
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Garden of Life - Plant-Based Sport)
Coconut-Cashewmilk (Forager makes a great version)
Start with 1 cup; we will add in ~1/4 cup increments "as needed" while we blend. Do not add more than 1 1/2 cups total or you won't have ice cream.
Toppings (optional): Chia Seeds & Coconut Shreds
Add all ingredients (berries through 1 cup milk) to a high-speed blender; remove middle lid (the small portion in the middle of the large lid that you can use to "pour" ingredients & tamper).
Turn blender on low & gradually increase to high in increments of 20 seconds each level. Use the tamper as you continue to blender to try and get all ingredients mixed & down into the blades.
Add additional liquid (as needed) in increments of 1/4 cups each time and use tamper to continue to blend until smooth. Do not use more than 1.5 cups total!
Mixture will be thick; scoop out mixture into small bowls, top with chia seeds and coconut if using and serve immediately.
This mix will "melt" as the frozen fruits thaw - I poured the remaining ingredients into a ball jar and saved in my fridge for a smoothie option tomorrow. Check out that sustainability bonus: two options (ice cream and smoothie) from one recipe!
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did; I'd love to hear from you!
With love & hope for a better future for all of us - Jamie