Anabolic Antioxidant Acai Ice CreamJuly 29, 2016 06:21 AM
The Acai Bowl has become a very popular item at the local smoothie bar or cafe. More and more people are recognizing acai as this amazing amazonian superfood, and the way its beautifully displayed in a bowl covered in fruit and sometimes granola makes for a very enticing and “healthy” breakfast or afternoon pick me up. But is this acai bowl really that healthy? The truth is that a majority of smoothie bars use frozen acai with added sugar, and then they slice up a whole banana, some strawberries, and top if off with some sugar spiked granola. I don’t know about you but that seems like a ton of sugar, and it is. An average Acai bowl has anywhere from 360-400 calories, 5-8 grams of fat, and 50-70 grams of sugar! All my keto people out there just gasped because thats equivalent to the amount of sugar they get in a week! 70 grams of sugar in one serving?! Some of you might be saying “whats the big deal its only fruit?”
Well, a high amount of fructose in your diet isn’t so great either. Consuming over 50 grams of fructose a day can be problematic because excess fructose damages the liver and leads to insulin resistance, as well as fatty liver. It can only be metabolized by the liver but can’t be used for energy in the cells, instead it gets stored as fat. The energy you get from fruit is only from the glucose amounts in the fruit. And even though your body cant use fructose for energy, the bad bacteria in your gut can, creating gut flora imbalances by allowing yeasts to thrive, promoting bacterial overgrowth. Fructose causes leptin resistance as well, which is your hunger hormone, so you never know when you are full and tend to overeat. Leptin resistant people gain fat fast and tend to become obese very easily. The last fact is that cancer cells thrive on fructose as their energy source, and can grow at a more rapid pace if in the body.
I love acai but I also pay close attention to how much sugar I take in daily, so I have created my own Acai creation that you might enjoy, the Anabolic Antioxidant Acai Ice Cream. This ice cream is one of many ice creams prepared in the Vitamix instead of using an ice cream maker. Its done faster, more efficient and overall I think it tastes just as good as churned ice cream. The Vitamix 5200 is my preferred device but there are really good refurbished ones as well, you just have to make sure you purchase a model that is tall and thin, and not the new Vitamix’s that are wide. This Acai Ice Cream is completely sugar-free, has balanced beneficial fats from omega 3-6-9 in the acai, MCTs from the Brain Octane Oil & coconut cream, and a pastured egg yolk which is pack full of omega 3s, antioxidants, and good cholesterol. The egg white diet days are over, its all about the yolk. Did you know that all the nutrients are pretty much in the yolk, from vitamins A, D, E and K, omega 3’s, Folate and B12, as well as sufficient amounts of choline, lutein, and zeaxanthin? Now, there is a huge difference between conventional eggs and pasture raised organic eggs, so make sure to spend a couple extra bucks to get the benefits. Egg yolks are also super anabolic, which is the state of building back up so that you can recover and heal, instead of catabolic where you are breaking the body down. Egg yolks are also one of the best sources of dietary cholesterol, which is the best precursor for all your steroidal hormones in the body, especially testosterone.
This anabolic ice cream can be enjoyed as a meal as its also packed with protein and aminos from Bulletproof Collagen, Vanilla Bone Broth protein, grass-fed colostrum (superhero option), glutamine, and prebiotic fiber from Tiger Nuts or Natural Stacks Prebiotic powder. Lakanto and vanilla stevia keep this acai masterpiece sugar-free and give it the most delicious almost whipped cream type flavor. Check out ways to upgrade this ice cream as well with the recipe below.
Anabolic Antioxidant Acai Ice Cream
Stack the Ingredients in Vitamix in this order:
- Cup of Ice
- 2 blocks Amazon Planet Pure Acai (4 come in a pack)
- 1 scoop Bone Broth
- 2 TBS Collagen
- 1 TBS Lakanto
- 1 TBS Tiger Nut Flour or Natural Stacks Prebiotic
- 5 grams glutamine
- 1/2 tsp Bulletproof Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Extract
- 1 Pastured Raw Egg Yolk
- 1 TBS Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk
- Pinch pink salt
- 5 drops Vanilla Stevia
- 2 opened caps Life Extension Tart Cherry Extract (upgrade)
- 1 TBS Mattole Valley Naturals grass fed Colostrum
Blend and use tamper to plunge ice cream into the thick and creamy texture you desire. Add 1/2 TBS Lakanto and stir in if you like it sweet. Also, can upgrade with 1/2 tsp Elemental Wisdom Super Human Probioitics.
Top w/ Goji Berries or Cacao Nibs or Sprouted Walnuts!
This recipe can also be made into a smoothie very easily by adding 6-8oz unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk. If you are a dairy lover than add some Organic Pastures Raw Milk or Raw Milk Kefir.