Just for you all, I made up a new ice-cream to grace your next raw drink with. I hope you enjoy it! I know I sure did and I know I will make it again (only I will double it next time, this serves one) Once again I tried to make it a more economical version, but I didn't skimp on flavours. Trust me! Creamy, dreamy, and white...I think you'll like it!
The Floaty Ice-Cream
1/2 can of organic coconut milk (or use your own raw coconut milk, if you're more comfortable with that...I sometimes use canned organic coconut milk, but only because it's really the only nutritional thing you can eat canned, because coconut is such a stable food, protected by it's high levels of vitamin E)
1/2 cup of cashews (soaked 1-2 hours beforehand)
small splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
a few grains of pure salt
2-3 TB of pure maple syrup
1-2 packets of Stevia (or less, depending how sweet you like it)
Blend up in the Vita-Mix and process in your ice-cream maker. Delight in every cold, creamy mouthful on top of a fun drink (or sunken at the bottom, lol) or just as it is.
We've been incredibly busy here, just a whirl of activity from morning to evening. Why? Well, our family is leaving the day after tomorrow to do a 3-week music tour through the states (and a bit in British Columbia as well)!!! I can't believe it's happening so soon! We're going to and through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, California, Utah, and Nevada, as well as B.C. Canada. We've got our trailer loaded with our sound equipment, our van is about to be filled with our abounding suitcases, duffel bags, pillows, and garment bags, and then we'll be gone. I'm going to miss blogging for 3 weeks, believe me, but I'm really hoping to be able to post a few times while I'm gone, providing I can get a hold of a computer with Internet access. Sniff, sniff...I'll miss reading you guy's blogs too, but I'm reminding myself it's just for 3 weeks. But I really cannot fully express how excited I am about this trip!!! I love singing with my family and travelling with them. We always have SUCH A LOT of fun and grow closer together (believe me, 3 weeks of travelling in a van gets you close, lol).
We're going to Disney Land in between times (I've never been!) and we'll be able to stay at lots of friend's places after our concerts. One family we know in California have their own orchard and they've promised to let us try oranges off their own trees (just the end of the orange season). I'm so excited about that! I hope to go to Whole Foods for the first time and pick up a copy of Get Fresh among other things (I've never been there either, just Trader Joe's). And I'm desperately hoping there will be a raw cafe or restaurant I can try on our trip. If any of you have any suggestions, let me know.
I'll try to post one or two more times before we leave, despite our hectic-ness (you wouldn't believe the million things one has to do before a 3-week trip! I'm about to have a nervous breakdown...just kidding, I'm quite stable). Have a lovely evening all..perhaps with a raw Ice-Cream float in hand? :0)