tagged glutenfree

Homemade Organic Pastures Raw Milk Fresh Mint Japanese Matcha Ice Cream w Toasted Cacao Nibs in Homemade Cinnamon Chocolate Gluten Free Waffle Cone

Yes, this ice cream got a title, because, well, it was too exciting to settle for a short 3-word name. It just didn’t do it justice. This concoction is a superfood dressed up as dessert, and here’s why:

For starter’s, Raw Milk’s high content of probiotics, CLA’s (a healthy fat found only in ruminants, but only worth it from organic grass-fed animals) , omega-3's, calcium, vitamins, enzymes and more (@OrganicPastures) make this ice cream so much easier to digest.

Then Matcha Tea comes along and makes this already superfood dessert a superduper food. It elevates this indulgence by providing high anti-inflammatory benefits, mental clarity, improved mood, and concentration. It fights for your health with loads of antioxidants, protecting cells and promoting brain activity with L-Theanine while calming the nervous system.

The Cacao Nibs save us the dairy and refined sugar strain on our digestion and immune system, and instead lend high anti-oxidants, magnesium, and iron. Can’t go wrong there!

Mint leaves provide wonderful antifungal, antimicrobial properties with it’s chemical component menthol. Not only is this useful in fighting H. pylori, E. coli and other bugs that like to set up camp intestinally, but it has also been shown in animal studies to stop tumor growth in other organs (www.whfoods.com). Lastly, menthol is that cooling sensation you feel, making it perfect for hot summer days!

Finally, no gluten means no gliadin means no zonulin production means no inflammation in my tummy nor my blood! (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21248165). I like food that doesn’t promote inflammation. And allergies or food sensitivities have little to do with it, especially when autoimmunity is at stake. Gluten free ensures everyone feels good, and flavor isn’t compromised in the least.

So as a naturopathic medical student, I’m thinking this actually makes a great homemade physiologically supportive study-aide! ;) Now that’s procrastination time well spent.