How important it is to get into action when you need to turn your goals into reality. How long I´ve been saying that I am going to start doing cooking workshops again? A year? I don´t even remember. Althought willpower is one thing that will make that change happen, in this case the real necessity to connect with other people, was the major reason I turned that goal into action. The virtual blog world is isolating and sometimes blocks my mind. So I felt that need inside to change the situation and choose two dates on the calendar which is so important when you really want to get something done. I picked up a subject, and then had to do the difficult task for me to synthesize it, as I always tend to complicate it or do too long. My husband would come to my desk, will see the recipe list for each workshop and would say “Too long”…I would desperately take off a recipe, but he would come again and say ” It is still too long…” Oh my! It was hard! but I ended up with a realistic list of recipes to make.
And things began to flow with that first action. Things began to change: people were enthusiastic about the workshop and was sold out, I found a last spot on a photography culinary retreat with two amazing women, Carolina Ferrer and Beth Kirby, which meant improving my photography skills (that I felt stucked) and connect with new people. It was all flowing because I focused, took action and also let go in confidence.
All this to talk about today´s recipe…well, despite not having a clue about my next recipe, I made my first workshop and a mistake turned out to be THAT expected new recipe for the blog. I cannot have everything under control, things sometimes comes in unexpected ways. That lesson again….
So getting to the recipe, let me tell you that it is as easy as making a smoothie. It is a version of how to make ice cream with only fruit with frozen banana or mango as a base in order to get that creamy texture without having an ice cream machine. The important thing here to be able to have that green color, is to choose the second type of fruit also with a pale color like apricots, pineapple or peach.
This is also a great opportunity to make your kids eat their greens without even noticing! You can put the ice cream in popsicles molds to make them happy and have them on hand when ever you need them!
Ingredients (2 servings)
1/4 cup almond milk
1 bunch of greens
6 mint leaves
1 celery leaf
50 gr cucumber
100 gr of frozen banana
200 gr pale frozen fruit (peach, apricots..)
1 pitted date
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp espirulina algae ( optional)
- The day before cut your fruit and freeze it. You can freeze more fruit and then have it on hand for another day.
- Chop the greens and add them to your food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Mix them stopping each 20 seconds to scrape the sides and turn the mixture. When you see the texture is creamy serve it right away or fill popsicles molds and freeze them.