It’s my birthday! I’m 23 🙂 And what’s a birthday without ice cream? I made this the other night based on Erin’s and Coco’s concoctions and it came out pretty well. My food processor is not too good, but it did what it could. This ice cream is really refreshing and thirst-quenching.
Chia Ice Cream
(Note: for Chia Gel, mix 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons of chia seed. Let sit and gel up.)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1-2 cups ice
- juice from 1/4 of a lemon (<1 tablespoon)
- 1/4 cup chia gel
- stevia, to taste
Blend everything in a food processor. You can put it back in the freezer to chill for a little more if it starts getting watery. Enjoy.
Unfortunately, my food processor died yesterday while I was blending oat bran (yes, oat bran is back – more on that later). So I will have to enjoy REAL ice cream on my birthday (aw darn). Or at least some really good froyo. I think if there’s one day I’m willing to suffer the dairy bloat, it’s going to be today.
I haven’t decided exactly what else to do today; maybe I’ll get a manicure. Bobby is going to take me shopping (new kitchen appliances, most likely).
Did you ever wonder about why we have names, and how names are created? Or why your parents picked your name? I thought it would be a fitting birthday topic.