I have a special attachment to matcha powder from my Jamba Juice days, but then there's my undying love for mangoes. When you mix the two, it's pure magic. And on these 119 degree days in Phoenix lately, there is nothing better than cold ice cream.....and a sneaky caffeine kick.
You may be wondering why this recipe is making its debut on a Sunday instead of the past Tuesday. Well, I'm back at ASU after my two years medical leave. Gulp. Well, it actually wasn't so bad (the one day of classes I had so far anyway.) 18 credits is going to be a huge handful, but I'm really jazzed to get my degree once and for all and move on to bigger and better things. Therefore, I hope you'll excuse the less frequent recipe posting, as I will not have Tuesdays (or another week day) to devote to them anymore.
In the mean time, I'm working hard at my job (Coplex) on a company-wide fitness initiative, so that will probably make an appearance on the blog very soon: Detox tea, at-home workout, meal plan, meditation guide, and more. Yay, for helping people be healthier and feel better. :) Gives me the warm fuzzies.
And most importantly, I'm starting a personal detox/cleanse regimen to rid my body of parasites. This past week I completed an 8 day general wellness tea detox inspired by Jillian Michael's recipe, meant to flush excess water, and begin to heal my liver, kidneys, and skin (to name a few organs). I'll be posting that detox recipe soon, as it varies from Jillian's original.
And now for the tough part: the parasite cleanse. I've never done one before, but after seeing Organic Olivia's posts on the topic for months now, it's time for me to try it. The scales were tipped finally by the recent addition of food allergies (onion, sesame seeds, and peas.) There are quite a lot of (admittedly extremely general) symptoms that can point to parasite invasion:
But even so, did you know that 85% of Americans are affected by parasites? Can I say... EW. Well, they've gots to go. I'll post updates as they develop, but if you've done a parasite cleanse yourself or have experience in this area, I'd love to hear about it. Comment below, or message me.
Prep time: overnight, 20 min. day of
Freeze time: 2+ hrs. or 30 min. in ice cream maker
Total time: 20 minutes plus freeze time or 30 min. in ice cream maker
Difficulty level: easy/medium
Serving Size: approx. 1 c.
*I don't count calories. My recommendations on calorie counting and nutrition can be found here.
Directions (Without an Ice Cream Maker):
Directions (Ice Cream Maker):
Hope this cools your soul on a hot summer day like it did mine. If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it with a friend. :)