Saturday, December 8, 2012

Let's scream for ACD phase 1 ice cream

Hey, Nika, let's play!

The snow dogs finally got their wish. It snowed! It was just a skiff but it transformed everything. Twenty-three degrees, with a wind chill, is a little hard on we humans but oh, do Misha and Nika love to play in the cold, snowy weather.

Carob coconut ice cream with carob fudge bites

Okay, guys, you got the snow. Now, for some reason I'm craving ice cream. Yes, it is possible to make ACD-phase 1 ice cream that's delicious. Just ask the snow dogs. They beg for some every batch I make. I guess they know it's legal because there is no chocolate, only carob.

Carob Coconut Ice Cream
Here's what you need for a large serving or 2 smaller ones.

1 cup coconut milk (full-fat or regular)
1 T. toasted carob powder
2 T. sunbutter or other seed or nut butter
Vanilla liquid stevia (2-3  droppersful)
Additional stevia to taste
Optional: 1 scoop SunWarrior vegan vanilla protein powder

Here's what you do:

Blend all the ingredients in your food processor. Transfer to an ice cream maker and process according to instructions. Garnish with carob fudge bites for an extra level of deliciousness.

For the carob fudge bites recipe go to this link:

Note: I made the fudge bites petite by molding them in a silicon mini-cupcake pan.

Roasted beet ice cream with coconut seed bar

Beet Coconut Ice Cream
What you need for one large serving or 2 smaller ones.

1 oven-roasted small beet
1 cup coconut milk (either full fat or regular)
Vanilla liguid stevia (2-3 droppersful)
Addional stevia to taste
Optional: 1 scoop SunWarrior vegan vanilla protein powder

Here's what you do:

Roast a small beet, wrapped in aluminum foil, until fork tender. Do this ahead of time and allow the beet to chill in the fridge. When ready, put everything in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to your ice cream maker and follow the instructions to make your ice cream.

Serve with a coconut seed bar. Get the recipe here:
Note: for ACD-phase 1, sub 1/2 cup spaghetti squash puree for the unsweetened applesauce.

Misha knows how important good sleep is for you.

For the past few weeks, I have been following the strict ACD diet once again in hopes of clearing up recurring sinus, stomach and chronic muscle pain problems, all part of fibromyalgia. One of the best things I have done for myself is finally getting some deep sleep. For years, I have struggled getting stage 3 and 4 deep sleep for 7-8 hours. Disrupted sleep causes pain.

It's amazing what sleep (with the help of an herbal sleep remedy) can do for repairing muscles. I started this process with pain all over my body. Now, my pain is less intense and in fewer spots.

I am following the SHINE protocol, developed by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., and described in his book, From Fatigued to Fantastic. S is for sleep: H for hormones; I infection; N nutrition; and E exercise. In many cases, the infection is candida which I am addressing with the ACD diet and antifungals.

Carob coconut ice cream with carob fudge bites

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Elizabeth, blogging for SunButter said...

I should comment on the SunButter recipe (since I blog for them and all, as you well know...). But I'm REALLY eager to try the beet ice cream creation. So pretty! Thanks for another winner from your creation.
And our dogs LOVE all the snow we got here in Minnesota -- so do I!
Take care.

Sheree Welshimer said...

My dogs and I are jealous of your snow. We need lots more.
Thanks for keeping in touch.

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