If you decide to go for a very restricting diet you should always make sure it’s a right fit for you and your lifestyle. If you’re making a vegan ice-cream, something that has an animal product’s name in the title, you might not be doing so well. Let’s look at how to avoid this type of dietary fail.

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Keep in mind why you became a vegan or vegetarian

There are many reasons to stop eating meat and animal foods. Some do it to limit animal suffering in the world and to help save our planet by not overusing its natural resources. If that’s the sole reason for you, then vegan ice-cream ticks all the boxes. But a lot of vegans and vegetarians are at least partially interested in improving their health on this diet. If that’s the case then beware that using “allowed” ingredients to recreate the modern foods that made us fat and ill is probably not going to help.

Avoid your trigger foods

The ingredients you put in a meal can make it healthier but they won’t make it less addictive for you. Did you used to overeat ice-cream? If the answer is yes, then you should probably avoid it when trying to improve dietary habits.

Recipe: Vegan Ice-Cream

If ice-cream is not your trigger food and you want a treat for a special occasion, then this is the way to do it. There’s no added sugar, no chemicals, and no animal-made ingredient, of course. It’s made with real ingredients that were minimally processed. And it’s easy to prepare, enjoy!

Ingredients

• 300 g frozen blueberries
• 300 ml almond milk
• 50 g coconut butter
• 1 ripe banana
• ½ tsp vanilla powder

Directions

1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Either prepare the mass in an ice cream machine or place it in a freezer friendly container and freeze for 3-4 hours, stirring it every half hour.
3. Let thaw a bit before serving for the optimal consistency.
4. Dress with whole frozen blueberries and serve.

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