Chocolate Hemp Chia Ice Cream With Flax Chia Crumble

Chocolate Hemp Chia Ice Cream With Flax Chia Crumble

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 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 the world’s FIRST Verified 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.

 

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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 Hemp Seed Butter
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
⅓ cup raw coconut nectar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
⅛ teaspoon organic stevia powder
1 tablespoon 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 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.

 

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

 

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  1. This chocolate hemp chia ice cream looks wonderful. I have become increasingly aware of which foods are most healthy. I do all my grocery shopping at Whole Foods and Fresh Market, buying mostly organic. But sometimes attempting to eat really healthy can be boring. It is great to see the creative and beautiful looking recipes you are sharing.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone recently posted..The 3 Causes of All Relationship ProblemsMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Dr. Erica, I really strive to make healthy eating enjoyable and delicious so you don’t feel like your missing anything. Thanks for appreciating what I do :) I’m happy to hear that you are eating organic healthy foods-your body will thrive from doing so.

  2. This sounds yummy. I will have to try it.

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Melodie, I love this ice cream it is so creamy and full of rich chocolate flavor. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  3. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
    http://realfoodforager.com/fat-tuesday-january-31-2012/
    Jill recently posted..Why I Never Eat Commercial BreadMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Jill, I was happy to share the recipe on FAT TUESDAY! I enjoyed reading all the great posts on your blog. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Don’t know how you keep coming up with these amazing recipes but I’ve learned to never visit your site on an empty stomach! This looks just beautiful and I can see giving it a try this weekend :-)
    marquita herald recently posted..The Kindness Movement: From Tiny Ripple to Worldwide RallyMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Marquita, thanks so much for the wonderful comments! I love creating unique healthy recipes that taste delicious. I hope you enjoy the ice cream :)

  5. Yes!! I love chocolate and and I learning to really like Chia!! So I will be searching out these ingredients for a healthy ‘ice cream’. It is so nice to find exciting new recipes when making healthier choices!
    Holly recently posted..Hooked Into Another Weight Loss Miracle?My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      I’m glad to hear that you will get the ingredients and try the recipe Holly :) I love chocolate, ice cream, and chia so I had to do it lol…

  6. Love, Love, Love this! Thanks for sharing at allergy-free wednesdays. Hope to see you again next week. PS Please ad a link back to allergy-free wednesdays on this post. Thanks!
    Nancy recently posted..Amazon Deals (2/10): Snickerdoodles $1.94/box, Pizza Crust Mix $2.74/bag, Chia Seed $7.86/lbMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Nancy, I”m glad you love the recipe! I enjoyed being a part of allergy-free wednesdays and I added the link. Look forward to sharing more recipes and trying yours :)

  7. There’s another superfood you should know about called the Aroniaberry (chokeberry). It is native to North America and contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants – anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins of any fruit. These powerful berries have been utilized for years because of their overall health and wellness benefits. Learn more at http://www.superberries.com.

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Rachael, I have heard of the chokeberry but have not eaten it before. Thanks for the info on it.

  8. Hi Shelley,
    wow, this looks and for sure is delicious… are you vegan? I have been vegetarian for over 14 years and vegan the last 5 or so, but cannot take the time to focus on creating great vegan foods except what I urgently need to survive…

    Look forward to learn more from you and perhaps get inspired more to create and enjoy more delicious vegan foods and sweets :-)
    Thanks for sharing and making it known that vegan food is great.
    nick c.

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Nick, I’m happy to know that you are inspired to create more delicious vegan foods from my blog. :) I love plant foods and have loved them since I was a young girl. I hope that my recipes will inspire you to see how easy it is to get into the kitchen and create healthy and delicious recipes. I consider myself a “flexitarian” and I love to create recipes that are made with lots of whole, organic, and seasonal foods with healing properties.

  9. I’m a flexitarian too! This look so, so yummy.
    Ellie Yamane recently posted..Raw Promise Program: How Does It Compare to Other Diets?My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Ellie, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! Hemp and Chia are two of my favorite superfoods. I feel best when I eat a flexitarian diet it works well for my lifestyle.

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