Conscious Friday Favourite: So Delicious’ Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream [No Sugar Added!]
Summer is almost done in Toronto but that doesn’t mean we have to stop eating ice cream, does it? 😮
I think we all know the answer to that…
Practicing a healthy balanced vegan, wheat/gluten free, sugar free lifestyle generally makes some people’s eyebrows raise and mouths drop. Some feel “sorry” for me and some think I’m absolutely crazy. And then there are the ones that are truly supportive and admirable of my food values – and I thank you.
But since it’s summer, when it comes to ice cream and cold treats, my friends don’t understand why I choose to not participate in their Baskin Robins and Dairy Queen evening runs. For them, they think it’s absolutely absurd and depriving.
Well, I’m here to set the record straight!
When I’m not making my own homemade ice cream or gelato, I rely on my happy relationship with So Delicious’ Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean No Sugar Added ice cream pint. Vegan, certified gluten free, and no sugar added. That’s right folks, no added sugar! I’ve only expressed how many times on my blog on the importance of cutting out refined sugars and sugar alcohols from our lives.
So Delicious makes a variety of dairy free products from coconut milk beverages to dairy free almond milk cultured yogurts and even a line of decadent rich dairy free frozen treats like this one! Not only are they all dairy and pretty much allergen friendly, but they use organic coconut milk to ensure we’re getting the best of the best. The Vanilla Bean flavour is absolutely so delicious that you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
Coconut milk is one of the best dairy alternatives out there on the market and provides loads of fiber, vitamins and good fats called medium chain saturated fats. It’s the perfect creamy base and has the ideal amount of sweetness from the vanilla bean and monk fruit sweetener. And with a serving of ice cream, I’m only having 1 gram of sugar 10 grams of dietary fiber. That’s healthy enough for me!
One of the ingredients some of their products contain that’s been getting a lot of attention is carrageenan. If you search it on google, there are hundreds of articles going into depth about this substance that causes inflammation and other risk benefits – especially when consumed in excess amounts. And since there were a lot of So Delicious fans out there that pleaded for this ingredient to be removed, they listened (because they’re so awesome at what they do!) and are now going forward with producing carrageenan-free products!
But that’s a whole different topic! Back to the ice cream…
So yes, I can enjoy my summer with a nice cool delicious treat thanks to companies like So Delicious! The only difference is that mine is a much healthier alternative to those pesky commercialized ice creams that contain a whack load of lactose and no good for you sugars. (Sorry!) Balance can be a healthy path and doesn’t need to mean missing out of your favourite comfort foods. It just means finding the best of the best for your body – and enjoying it too!
Here’s one of my favourite mixtures that add a bit of oomph and an extra boast of anti-oxidants and Omega 3s:
1 serving of So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – NO Sugar Added
A dash of organic cinnamon
1 tsp of organic matcha powder – only buy the best ‘grassy’ grade otherwise it can be very bitter!
Organic chia seeds
Optional: A friendly gnome