I hope everyones year is off to a fantastic start. It's hard to believe we are already approaching March next week ! I hope for those of you who set new years resolutions or intentions you are still holding strong & sticking to them. Today I am sharing a recipe that aligns perfectly with my intention of maintaining a healthy nutritional diet. I have recently returned to counting my Macros again.
What are Macros ?
In order for our bodies to survive & function the composition of our diet is essential & therefore it's important to understand the two different types of nutrients it can be split into: Macro-Nutrients & Micro-Nutrients. When it comes to Macro-Nutrients there are three, they all have their own specific roles & functions in the body & supply us with calories or energy. For this reason, the body requires these nutrients in relatively large amounts to grow, develop, repair & feel good. Each Macro-Nutrient is almost always found in every item of food, the only difference is how they are balanced. As an example, the nutritional composition of an avocado is generally made up of 75 % (Good Fats) 20 % Carbs & 5% Protein. This is clearly a fat based food. I believe that tracking macros is the most effective way to have control over your diet. It's the only way to know exactly what is going into our bodies. Tracking Macros year round is unrealistic however when you do track you will have an accurate understanding of what portion sizes your body needs, types of foods your body needs, & how often you should eat for your body to perform at it's absolute best. Once you've tracked for awhile you can switch to a more intuitive approach. I have spent the last few weeks in my intuitive stage & am now finding it necessary to recalculate & make the adjustments to transition back into consistent tracking of my set macros. There is no magic set of macros. The set that works for me likely won't work for you. There are too many factors that influence, including metabolism, gender, age, body composition, physical activity....The list goes on. For More information on how to calculate your specific macros feel free to email me at MozieMoByRachelLeigh@Gmail.Com
Today I'll be sharing this healthy Macro Friendly Ice Cream recipe with you guys. It's creamy & delicious any ice cream lovers dream when trying to eat healthy.
Serves 10 | 125 Calories Per Serving
Macro Breakdown :
Fats : 6.4 Grams
Carbs: 15.7 Grams
Protein : 2.4 Grams
Spices You'll need.
- Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
- Nutmeg- 1 Teaspoon
- Ground Ginger - 1 Gram
- Cardamom - 1 Gram
You'll also need 4 Large Sweet Potatoes & Coconut for Coconut Milk.
As an alternative you can use this Coconut Milk use entire container.
I tsp of 100% Pure Maple Syrup & 1 Ripe Banana
To Prepare : Roast Sweet Potatoes in Oven at 400 Degrees for 60 Minutes.
Let Cool, Peel & Place in large bowl.
Mash the potatoes until soft then add the banana & spices.
Mash & Mix.
Leave Mixture in freezer for up to 4 hours Minimum.
Remove the mixture from freezer. In a food processor or blender purée together with the coconut milk.
Once Fully blended pour into a freezer safe dish & freeze overnight.
To serve let dish thaw for 10 Minutes before scooping.
And there you have it my friends a creamy & delicious Coconut Sweet Potato Guilt Free Ice Cream.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do. With warmer weather on the horizon the temptation for Ice Cream increases, this is one guilt free recipe you can take with you into those spring & summer months. Enjoy ! : )
Until Next Time,