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Chocolate Hemp Chia Ice Cream With Flax Chia Crumble

Posted Jan 30 2012 8:54pm

Chia seeds, hemp, and raw chocolate are three superfoods I eat frequently to help provide my body with energy, strength, and immunity. I combined them together to create this yummy, dairy-free, nut-free, creamy chocolate ice cream that is pure superfood goodness!

Since my favorite desserts have a combination of sweet, creamy, chewy, and crunchy I created a superfood crumble topping with Foods Alive Maple Cinnamon Flax Crackers, coconut flakes, chia seeds, and dark raisins to take this chocolate ice cream to the next level! Foods Alive flax crackers and chia seeds are included in the gift basket I am giving away to celebrate the launch of our new Facebook page. If you have not entered for a chance to win this fantastic basket you can do so by going here .

If you are a regular reader of my blog you already know that chia and hemp seeds are two of my favorite seeds for energy and strength. To find out why I love them check out my post . One of my other favorite superfoods is chocolate. I have been fascinated with chocolate since I was a young girl. It’s deep rich irresistible flavor had me at hello from day one! When I started on my holistic health journey I discovered the wonderful health benefits of raw cacao aka raw chocolate.

Raw cacao aka raw chocolate is a fantastic healthy chocolate to eat.  Raw cacao powder is created by cold pressing raw cacao beans into a cake which separates the cacao butter or oil from the protein and fiber. The remaining dry material is ground and milled into pure, unsweetened raw cacao powder or raw chocolate.

Raw cacao is high in antioxidants, phytochemicals, flavanols, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and soluble fiber. It is especially high in chromium, iron, and magnesium. To find out more info about the benefits of raw cacao go here.  You can purchase raw cacao powder, cacao beans, cacao butter, cacao nibs, and cacao paste by clicking on this link.

Once you gather all your ingredients together this ice cream comes together easily. You just add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, chill, freeze, and eat.

Chocolate Hemp Chia Ice Cream with Flax Chia Crumble

Raw Vegan, Dairy-free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free

Makes around 2 pints

2 medium Bananas—organic or fair trade

2 cups spring or filtered water

¼ cup cup raw cacao powder

¼ cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter

2 tablespoons Foods Alive Chia Seeds

⅓ cup raw agave nectar or coconut nectar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

⅛ teaspoon stevia powder

1 tablespoon Foods Alive Hemp protein powder —optional but adds additional protein

To make ice cream, place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Pour ice cream into a covered container and chill overnight for best results. After ice cream is chilled, place in a chilled bowl of a ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. If you don’t own an ice cream maker just place in freezer and chill until hard. Make crumble while ice cream is freezing. Serve ice cream topped with crumble.

Flax Chia Crumble

9 pieces  Foods Alive Maple & Cinnamon Flax Crackers

1 tablespoon Foods Alive Chia Seeds

⅓ cup large unsweetened coconut flakes

⅓ cup dark raisins

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

In bowl of a food processor fitted with S blade, pulse together flax crackers, chia seeds, coconut, and cinnamon until mixture resembles large crumbs. Stir in raisins by hand and use crumble to top ice cream, yogurt, or fresh fruit.

 

This recipe was shared on Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager Blog  and on Allergy-free Wednesdays at realfoodallergyfree.com

 

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