May 20, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 29, 2018
I made ice cream for us today…
But it’s not just any ‘ol ice cream, it’s vegan ice cream with a heavy dose of magnesium. I call it, anti-stress ice cream.
Magnesium and calcium are fundamental minerals that play a teeter totter game with one another in our bodies. We’ve all been conditioned to focus solely on our calcium levels, but magnesium plays a huge role in helping you fully experience good health.
Calcium excites nerves, magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract, magnesium makes them relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely.
Like the yin and yang of the mineral world.
Magnesium deficiency is sometimes caused by a lack of adequate dietary magnesium, emotional stress, some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone), heavy exercise, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and too much calcium in the diet.
The only supplement I’ve found that’s Non-GMO and provides my body with the magnesium it needs to stay in perfect balance is Natural Calm by Natural Vitality. It has successfully restored my magnesium level, balanced my calcium intake, and helped me naturally manage stress, too!
Anti-stress ice cream. Boom!
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Add the cashews, water and Natural Calm to the jug of your high powered blender. If you do not have a high powered blender, it’s best to soak the cashews before using them in this recipe. To soak, add cashews to a bowl and cover with water. Allow to sit in the water for 12 hours before draining, rinsing and using in this recipe.
Blend mixture until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add honey, then lemon juice and continue running for 20 more seconds, until everything is mixed.
Drop in lemon zest, whiz lightly.
Ice cream maker version: transfer mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill for 12 hours. Then, use in your ice cream maker, according to it’s directions.
Freezer method: separate mixture into 4 bowls and place in the freezer for a total of 3 hours. Remove bowls from the freezer every 30-45 minutes to whisk everything together and prevent the mixture from clumping.
And there you have it, 4 servings of anti-stress, health promoting dessert.
And, if you love Natural Vitality and their Non-GMO products as much as I do, you could win a $1000 prize pack (packed with goodies from Vega, Manitoba Harvest, Natural Vitality and Sambazon) just for developing a recipe for them. you can submit a recipe with any Natural Vitality product as an ingredient. The contest is open until midnight PST on May 31st. Read rules and additional details.
Okay, so everyone is dying to know…
What are the main sources of stress in you life?
How do you manage stress? What steps do you take to overcome it all?
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.