Cooking & Baking

Guilt-Free Ice Cream

Both my parents are and were suffering from type 2 diabetes. With me passing 40 this year (oh please shut up, it’s crazy) I’m getting a wee bit scared. I’m overweight and I don’t exercise enough. I have the good fortune that I do have a dislike for junk food as I love healthy food. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink alcohol and I’ve always preferred to drink water. But I do need to get my sugars and exercises under control.

I’ve started last week to do a 15 minutes exercise routine in the morning, 50 times up and down the stairs in the afternoon and another 15 minutes exercise routine before I go to bed. Every other day I go for a walk and listen to audio books on my iPhone. So far so good.

I love anything containing E supplements and for a month now I’ve been cutting them completely out of my life. I’m snacking on nakd bars and natural sugar ice cream pops I make myself. Another, so far so good.

The Recipe for the Chocolate Ice Creams

Mix 125 ml coconut milk with 2 tablespoons of raw cocoa-powder, 1 tablespoon maple-syrup and a pinch of salt in a blender and freeze overnight.

The Recipe for the Strawberry Ice Creams

Mix 125 ml coconut milk with 1 tablespoon maple-syrup and 20 strawberries (chopped in small pieces) with a mixer and freeze overnight.

Each batch makes approximate 4 pops.

I’ll keep you posted on my path to cutting refined sugars from my life and how I get my kicks from exercising without pulling my hair out and crying like a little baby. Oh the things I would give to be a sumo-wrestler living on pasta in Italy … sigh.

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  • Kim Davison
    17/06/2015 at 17:15

    These pops look yummy!!!!
    Love your blog!

  • Jennifer
    17/06/2015 at 17:31

    Cutting back on sugar is very difficult but it sounds like you’re off to a good start. Thank you for sharing your recipes, I can always use healthier treats for me and my family.

  • Claire Robinson
    17/06/2015 at 19:23

    These look yum… shall certainly give them a go as need dairy free alternatives in this house. Do hope your plan to lessen sugars and increase exercise goes well – if the healthier options look as good as this it will help!

  • Jeannine
    20/06/2015 at 09:03

    Hoe moedig van je! En bedankt voor de eenvoudige receptjes.

  • Mary Keane
    24/06/2015 at 00:00

    What are E supplements and why are you ‘off’ them?

    By the way, I’ve been following your blog off and on for years. So much beauty!

  • Maria
    03/07/2015 at 19:58

    These looks so yummy! I hate exercise and eating healthy sucks big time! I’ve had 2 children in 2 years so I need to do a lot of work to try and loose all the weight and horrible loose skin… Almost 9 months after my second was born I’m still struggling to start. I try to walk every day or second day though and pushing a 2 year old and a 9 month old in a heavy pram certainly makes for a good workout but not good enough to see results.