Electrolyte Almost Instant Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon ice cream sure doesn’t have the same ring to it as lemon sorbet does? Is it just me or does it just sound completely wrong? Lemon Ice cream kind of sounds gross, but lemon sorbet….Man, now that sounds refreshing.  After everything I just said I still decided to go with lemon ice cream in my title, because this is just so much more than a silly sorbet.  Its creamy, filled with flavour and comes together almost instantly, if like me you always have a crazy amount of bananas in your freezer, please tell me I’m not the only one!  I love having frozen banana chunks readily available, who knows when I feel like a cold smoothie,  I  want to chomp on a frozen banana or when I crave some delicious nice cream.   When those days hit, I’m always prepared with all the bananas you will find in my freezer.

I’ve had a couple of days where I’ve suffered from some low blood pressure during this pregnancy.  Its usually when I’ve gone for an unplanned longer than usual walk or forgot that adding salt to your food is a good thing.  In those instances I’ve even been tempted to look twice at an electrolyte drink.  Electrolyte drinks are just filled with so many things that I don’t even like looking at and is just a whole lot of sugar.   When in fact we just need to replenish our body with a little bit of salt, specifically our bodies need the ions in salt. Electrolytes are important, because they are what your cells use to maintain voltages across the cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses to other cells.  When we exercise a lot we usually lose sodium and potassium in our sweat and this little frozen treat is made up of those two vital ingredients.

ELECTROLYTE LEMON ICE CREAM –  serves two or one little greedy goose

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Ingredients

  • 2 large frozen bananas, peeled and chopped before freezing (freeze bananas overnight)
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – optional
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt or Celtic salt

Directions

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and the consistency of soft serve.  Garnish with added lemon zest and serve.  YUM!

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an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Pretty flowers on our first walk around the new hood.

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^^ Found this cute little conservation area close to our new house.  We also found a huge snake that made me almost poop my pants.

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^^ Green grass and mountains.

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^^ We were really exhausted from moving from a top floor apartment, but we still took the time to go for a walk and really relax.

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^^ Shrubbery everywhere.

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^^ The wind was really intense and it was so humid and hot in this little conservation area it was such a drastic change.

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^^ The beach close to our house.

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^^ First selfie on the balcony.

Hello wonderful people! How are you all today? I hope you had a great weekend and your Monday goes by faster than it showed up!We finally moved into our new little house amongst the mountains, after a gruelling two days, thanks to the old tenants leaving this place in a horrid state and me going into must sanitise house completely for baby mode, we are finally a bit settled.  I always assumed its etiquette to clean a house before you leave it? Apparently not.  I’m usually 5 seconds away from leaving chocolates on the pillows for new tenants when I leave a place.  With all the chaos and our internet not being set up yet we haven’t watched general conference yet, but with instagram always showing us little snippets it seems like a good one! I can’t wait to watch it.

This pregnancy has brought out a horrible monster inside of me, I just can’t stop ignorance and silly comments to do with the fact that we don’t want to know the baby’s gender, that we want to keep things gender neutral even though we’ve been getting boy coloured outfits that just boggles my mind and the fact that I don’t want kitschy character printed outfits.  I never understand why people have to say obscene, hurtful, ignorant things and afterwards say they’re only joking, its like Freud says: There are no jokes.  Well not in circumstances like this most of the time people just say what they want not worrying how it comes across just so they can cover it up with saying its a joke. Why can’t we all just be respectful? Is it really that hard?  Pregnancy hormone rant over!

an instant of life captured for eternity

Healthy nori wrap

^^ Amazing Nori wrap.  Cauliflower rice with kale, fresh veggies and beetroot hummus for an added bit of amazingness.

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^^ We went to a strawberry farm for the biggest, cheapest strawberries of the season! The cutest little farm stall with some angry elderly people ready to elbow anyone they can out of the way.

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^^ Really big strawberries.

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^^ 25 weeks pregnant.  Where did my ribs go?

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^^ This entire farm is filled with a crazy amount of scarecrows.  If a bird landed on these fields I would be shocked.

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^^ Early morning hikes.

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^^ So many scarecrows.

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^^ Beautiful sunset over the ocean after a visit to family.

How was your weekend?  We’ve been walking and hiking all around Sea point and lions head, before we leave for our new place at the end of the month!  We decided to visit a cute little strawberry farm I remember visiting as a child, they seem to have gone completely bonkers with the amount of scarecrows the have up, and I hope they don’t get any bird attacks with all those guys around, but who knows, birds do what they want.

25 weeks pregnant and 2 days today.  WOW!  It feels like I woke up and my ribs somehow disappeared, baby has decided to move into my ribs and kick as hard as possible all the time.    Baby seems to be having a lot of fun in my womb and likes throwing parties and mosh pits on the inside daily.