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Month: August 2014

Guilt Free Banana Ice Cream

This is recipe is just fantastic. Zero nasties, zero indulgence, just a great treat!
Whenever I have leftover bananas that are starting to turn black, I just slice them and pop them in the freezer. Then when it’s time for a little treat, I whizz them into this great home made ice cream. The only downside of this recipe is, that the ice cream melts quite quickly and it doesn’t re-freeze well, so you need to make it just before you eat it. Not that it’s a huge problem, making it takes about 3 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • At least 2 large bananas
  • 1/3 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
  • A little bit of vanilla extract (optional)

  • Slice the bananas and put them in the freezer for several hours until completely frozen.

    Put the bananas, the coconut milk and any optional ingredients in a blender. You will need at least two large bananas for this recipe, in order for it to really work. Add more coconut milk if needed.

    Start slowly by using the pulse button. The bananas are very hard, so let them break down a bit first. Then crank up to full speed and blend until the bananas have turned creamy. Serve immediately.

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    oil cleansing method tutorial

    The Oil Cleansing Method Tutorial

    I created this tutorial to show my customers how to use the oil cleansing method. Although these products are no longer available, the principals of oil cleansing remain the same! You can create your homemade versions of the cleansers by using some simpler ingredients and choosing the oils that you probably already have in your cupboard. Suitable oils for cleansing are:

    • Olive Oil – quite a heavy oil, good for dry, matureĀ or weather-beaten skin
    • Almond Oil – great for sensitive skin
    • Avocado Oil – for all skin types, especially dry and mature skins
    • Coconut Oil – try for any skin type, although I’d be cautious with blemished skin
    • Hazelnut Oil – perfect for oily skin

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