Recently Ryan and I have decided to step it up a notch. Although our eating habits are pretty much super healthy by society’s standards, we both know that we, like anyone else can make improvements. You are probably aware that I am a huge believer in not so much shooting for perfection, but instead shooting for constant growth.
A few areas where we are making tweaks are:
- Giving up our daily two cup coffee ritual
- Laying off sugar-free products
- Searching out dairy alternative products
Our mission today was to tackle a very important part of number three. I personally, do not digest dairy very well. And you and I both know that sugar is not exactly on the “A+ for perfect health” list. But we both LOVE ice cream and frozen yogurt. Naturally, finding a tasty non-dairy alternative was top priority on our list of must-do’s when it came time to begin looking for dairy alternatives.
I won’t get into the soy debate here, but I will just say that we are not really huge fans, which is why we have always just ate dairy in moderation up until this point because in our opinion, it was better than the alternative. So, I was a little nervous to say the least.
Oh was I wrong. Mission Non-Dairy Ice Cream Splendor = Accomplished
We strolled through the freezer aisle at our local Whole Foods and came upon the ice cream section. I love buying the quart size containers because its just enough for a few servings, but not so much that you have this giant vat of ice cream in your frig, calling to you at night.
We searched through the plethora of choices and decided on these two options made from what?? COCONUT MILK! Oh how I love coconut.
Both flavors were insanely good, and I am sorry but I cannot choose a favorite. The chocolate was so creamy and deliciously smooth. The mint chocolate chip had a good minty flavor that wasn’t overpowering and the chocolate chips added a nice crunch.
I highly recommend both.
Here are the details on each…
Purely Decadent, Chocolate Flavor
Purely Decadent’s new line of coconut milk ice creams are perfect for ice cream lovers who want to eat healthier without compromising taste. Sweetened with low-glycemic agave syrup, they are dramatically lower in fat, calories and sugar than most premium ice creams. But because they are made with coconut milk, they are incredibly creamy and smooth.
- Dairy Free/Lactose Free
- Sweetened with Agave
- Gluten Free
- Contains no soy protein
- Cholesterol Free
- No Trans Fats
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Made with Organic Ingredients
For more info and to check out other flavors, click here.
Coconut Bliss, Mint Galactica Flavor
As rich and creamy as premium ice cream, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is a satisfying, delicious, and healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts. Made from a base of naturally rich coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is certified organic, 100% vegan, kosher pareve, and made with certified fair trade ingredients.
Fore more info on Coconut Bliss, click here.
Literally the ingredient lists for each were like 6 items total. Try to find THAT in your local grocery “healthy ice cream” section!
One word of caution, some flavors are more calorically dense (Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cookie Dough) than others (Chocolate or Mocha Almond Fudge) so be sure to pay attention to the Nutrition Label if you are watching calories.
I have found my new heaven, and the perfect summertime treat. Now, on to tackle those other two items on the list…
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