Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sugar Free Vegan Strawberry FroYo! GF, Vegan, SCD, & Paleo!!

Hey Happy Tummies!

My goodness, I am so sorry for not posting in a while.

Things have been beyond insane here. 

I actually battled the flu for the better part of last week/weekend. Being away from home when you're sick is never fun.

Here's what I ate during that time...I may have been hallucinating from the fevers but I was able to whip up some homemade organic vegetable soup! I'm not 100% sure, but I believe there's some zucchini, orange pepper, green beans and garlic in there :) I can't be sure, I was in a daze. I actually slept 8 of the 12 hours I was awake one day. Glad that's over.

So the day after I began to start feeling better, I had a callback for a film. And it's a good thing I willed myself out of bed because.....I booked the role!

Yep, I'm excited to announce that I'll be playing the role of Ally in the film Come On! We'll be filming in August. I can't wait.


So one of the "trendiest" foods now a days is FroYo. I swear, I can't walk half a block without seeing someone walking and eating from a pinkberry, red mango, 16 handles, or other frozen yogurt cup. I'd be lying if I didn't say I secretly long for FroYo.

But, a gal that's a SCD Vegan (which includes being sugar free, y'all!) conventional FroYo is not an option. There are "vegan" versions, but they're not sugar free, and there are sugar free versions, but they're not vegan. They must think that if you take out the dairy and sugar that all you'll be left with is air!

Well friends, that is positively NOT the case! How do I know? Because I DID IT!! 

I made Sugar Free Vegan Strawberry FroYo!! And it was INCREDIBLE! I thought it was the perfect cool treat to kick off the summer! I can't decide if I'm more excited about this recipe or the Cauliflower Hamburger Buns from last week!

This recipe is...Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Paleo!

Here's what you need: (serves 1)
6 dates
8 whole frozen strawberries
1/4 cup cashews
1 1/2 Tbsp coconut butter
1/4 cup cashews, pulverized (garnish)

Couldn't be simpiler: Put 1/4 cup cashews in to the food processor and blitz until they resemble "sprinkles." Put in a small bowl and reassemble your food processor. Put everything else in the food processor, and process until thick, creamy and smooth! Freeze for 25-30 minutes. Garnish with blitzed cashews!

Oh my gosh where to begin with this amazingness?!? First of all, the flavor was magnificent. It was sweet and fresh and just bursting with strawberry flavor. But it wasn't just "strawberry" like you imagine an artificial strawberry ice cream. Now this was complex strawberry. The coconut butter combined with the dates gave the strawberries a deep sweetness that had some weight to it. Sounds strange but that's the way my brain processes things:)

and then the texture was marvelous! It was super creamy and rich! The coldness was so refreshing on a hot day. I also loved the crushed cashews on top too. They gave a slight crunch that went perfectly with the luxurious and thick ice cream.

This was such a treat. I am so excited to share it with you guys. Hopefully you can enjoy some this weekend!

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  1. Holy crap congrats on booking the movie Caralyn!! That is so exciting! I hope you'll keep us posted with all of the fun adventures you have on set!

    I'm so sorry that you've been battling the flu. That sounds so awful, I know it can really suck the life out of you. So glad you are feeling better though.

    Your soup looks so yummy and I'm sure it was comforting even in your flu haze. The frozen yogurt sounds delicious too! I'm sure the dates add a lovely sweetness and the addition of coconut butter is genius! I'll have to try this for sure!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Yeah I'm really excited to get started! We have our first table read next week:) The FroYo was definitely a good way to celebrate the big news and usher in the summer! I hope you're having a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh no, I hope you're feeling much better now. I have to say though, that is some of the most delicious "sick day" food I've ever seen!

    And congratulations on getting the role! I definitely want to read all about your experiences.

    1. Thank you Hannah! I appreciate that:) yeah I'm very excited! Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice night!

  3. Wowzers, a fever is no good! I'm glad you made it to the other side. Congratulations on your upcoming role - that's amazing!

    You're absolutely right - fro yo is the new cupcake. Ha! They're everywhere! I did notice that sugar free and vegan rarely went together. Your homemade version sounds divine!

    1. Thank you do much Ingrid! The new cupcake! I like that:) thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

  4. Sounds so sweet and delicious! Hope you are feeling better, and congrats on the role!

    1. Thank you so much! Oh sweet and delicious it most certainly was! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your evening'

  5. Congrats!!! So glad the sickness is behind you, the flu suuuuccckkkksssss.
    This recipe sound so amazing- i never would have thought to use coconut butter!
    Have you been to soft serve fruit co on e17th st? Just off union square, and vegan, no added sugars- the strawberry and dk choco are my favorites.

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah the coconut butter made it super creamy and rich:) I have!! I love it! And I love how they have so many GF toppers. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Vegan froyo sounds promising! It looks simple, but very appetizing. Thanks for sharing your recipe, by the way. I'm positive that since this one's easy, many can do this at home.

    1. Thank you Joseph! You're correct: it is very simple, yet absolutely delicious and refreshing! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


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