We are experiencing the biggest heat wave since 1948! Yes, it’s a sauna outside with temps of 38 degrees celsius – feeling like 48 with the humidity! That’s 118 fahrenheit (if that paints a better picture for you). It is most definitely a HOT picture. Although we’re tucked away in the coolness of our house with the AC blasting. I’m for once grateful that our roof drops down enough to cover our windows from the blasting sunshine. (In the winter months when I’m feeling depressed that there’s not enough sunshine in my home, please remind me of this one lovely day that I stayed cool thanks to this ;). But who cares about winter now! We are in the middle of summer and it’s lovely indeed. You just need to find ways to stay cool when the heat gets insane.
And to keep cool, I’ve got the yummiest dairy free/ vegan dessert for you! A Very Berry Soft Serve – so fruity and yummy, naturally sweetened with fruit and agave nectar! Yum.
Ingredients: 3-4 cups of frozen berries of your choice (I used a mix of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries), 1/2 package of organic sprouted tofu (silken texture), 1/2 cup of agave nectar (or honey if not vegan). (feel free to add more of these ingredients as you’re taste buds see fit).
Easy, quick & nice and icy – our ice-cream alternative is well received around here! I can’t wait to do more! I don’t care for fat-filled, heavy ice cream anymore filled with calories galore from all that sugar. This way, I know what I’m eating, it’s light and fruity, dairy-free, egg-free, (vegan), and has no artificial flavours or colours.
Although there are nicer alternatives to a good quality ice cream. If you are looking to purchase ready made ice cream or sorbet, than there are amazing styles and flavours that are dairy free and vegan. My favourite is the Soy Delicious Purely Decadent brand. (You must try it even if you’re not vegan!) There’s soy based, rice milk based, or dairy-free sorbets (which I don’t care for as they are loaded with sugar). If you’re not vegan – than the best ice cream out there is Haagen-Dazs. When choosing your ice cream – read the ingredients. If you have no idea what that word is or can’t even pronounce it – move on to a different brand.
Here’s a little scoop about the harmful chemicals that you could potentially be serving to your children: Read here.
How are you cooling off in this heat?
ps. my apologies for not posting as often as I would like. I just need to prioritize things lately and work’s been very busy (on here it’s easy to forget I’m a work-at-home-mama), and leaving little time to finish my website, and even less time for my blog…. oh and throw in mom duties in there somewhere, and eating and breathing….. cooking and cleaning isn’t even on this list lately ;) It sucks to admit, but I can’t do it all….. you know what I mean?
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