The combination of chocolate and mint is without comparison! Did you know that there are around 15-20 plant species of mint such as peppermint and spearmint? Chocolate Mint is also one of those species and something that I grow in my own tiny garden. I loooove the scent and flavour of it! Not forgetting that I’m using raw cacao powder in this recipe, which is loaded with health benefits, and there are no added sugars or dairy products in this delicious ice cream. Check out some of the health benefits of the ingredients below.
Raw cacao is claimed to have a lot of heath benefits! For example, it can improve your memory, increase your bliss, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and boost your energy.
Banana is sweet and filling and therefore great for smoothies. It’s high in fibre which is good for digestion but also rich in magnesium and potassium which might prevent muscle cramps.
Mint is claimed to be one of the antioxidant-richest foods on earth. Mint is a natural stimulant and it can have a positive effect on alertness and cognitive function. It’s a great appetiser, cleanser and it promotes digestion. Due to the antioxidants and the capability to inhibit the release of certain chemicals mint can relax, relieve and soothe respiratory channels and relieve irritation. That’s why a regular use of mint can be beneficial for asthma patients and prevent or treat seasonal allergies.
This tropical oil is made from the dried fruit (nut) of the palm tree. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These are easily absorbed in the liver for instant and sustained energy, also giving fuel to the brain cells as ketones. Coconut oil can eliminate mental fatigue, help with memory problems, increase the healthy cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. These healthy fats in coconut oil can also improve blood sugar regulation and the capacity to combat harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. For example, lauric acid in coconut oil is known to reduce candida.
Coconut Nectar is a natural, unrefined, unfiltered, preservative-free and low in fructose, which makes it a great substitute for refined sugar. Coconut nectar is a very low glycemic index sweetener, even compared to honey. That means it doesn’t significantly raise the blood sugar. Coconut Nectar provides slow release of energy preventing energy slumps. It’s a rich source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. It also contains a wide range of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6).